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High School Specialty Program Application

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What is the High School Specialty Program Application?

The High School Specialty Program Application is an opportunity for each student who resides permanently within the boundaries of the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to apply for enrollment in a SCUSD high school specialty program, based on space availability. SCUSD offers specialty programs at both our neighborhood and small specialized high schools.

Out-of-district applicants who meet the program requirements will be accepted or go on the waiting list after qualified in-district applicants per California Education Code.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students entering the 9th through 12th grades for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • SCUSD students that live within our district boundaries can apply through an online application.
  • Students who live outside our district boundaries (including those currently on an inter-district permit) can apply using a hard copy application available at the SCUSD Enrollment Center.

How do I learn about the programs?

You can learn about all the programs listed below and their specific requirements at http://www.scusd.edu/hsapplication.

Which programs have criteria for admission?

  • C.K. McClatchy HISP
  • C.K. McClatchy VAPA
  • John F. Kennedy PACE
  • Kit Carson International Academy Middle Years Programme
  • Kit Carson International Academy IB Diploma
  • Luther Burbank IB Diploma
  • Rosemont LEAD
  • West Campus

Are there visitation days?

Yes, we will post a list Fall 2019. 

Which programs require me to attend an essay or test session?

  • C.K. McClatchy HISP
  • John F. Kennedy PACE
  • Kit Carson International Academy Middle Years Programme
  • Rosemont LEAD
  • West Campus

Is transportation provided by the school district to the specialty program I am accepted to?

No, transportation is not provided for students accepted into specialty programs. Parents are responsible for transporting their students.