Open Enrollment (K-8)

Open Enrollment


The 2021-2022 Open Enrollment period is now closed. The application was available February 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. – February 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Open Enrollment is an opportunity for each student who resides permanently within the boundaries of Sacramento City Unified School District to apply for enrollment for schools (Grades K-8) within the district, when space is available. 

Grades 9-12 use the High School Specialty Program Application to apply to SCUSD high school specialty programs.  The High School Specialty Program application period is closed for the 2021-2022 school year. 

What happens next?

When eligibility requirements are met, applications will either be accepted or moved on to a lottery system. A lottery will be implemented when eligible applications exceed the grade capacity at the requested specialty program. If your student isn’t selected during this step, he/she will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice only.

Notification letters will be mailed out on April 1, 2021. Accepted students must register online between April 12, 2021 – April 23, 2021. Instructions on how to register will be included in the notification letter. 


Please contact Lisa Lewis at with questions about your application.