Open Enrollment


Incoming K-8th Graders: Apply Here

Application Deadline is February 15, 2022 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. 

Remember Open Enrollment is not a first-come, first-serve basis. You can apply for a school anytime during the enrollment period. 

Please see our FAQs for your specific Open Enrollment questions or contact Lisa Lewis at

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 2022-2023 school year. 

Open Enrollment for Kindergarten 

It is recommended that you register your kindergartener in his/her neighborhood school before or after you apply for Open Enrollment in case your child is not selected through the lottery.

Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022 to register for 2022-2023 kindergarten.


Please contact Lisa Lewis at with questions about your student’s application.