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San Diego Unified opens School Choice application window for next year

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 15:49:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Parents who want options for their child’s education can explore the possibilities this fall through the San Diego Unified School District’s School Choice program.

School Choice gives students the chance to enroll in magnet programs or schools outside their neighborhood boundaries. Parents are responsible for transportation if their children attend a school through School Choice outside their community.

Parents can apply for the program online or in person. In addition to specialty programs available to students through the choice application window, San Diego Unified also has free and fee-based, full and half-day enrollment seats available in the district’s Pre-K and Headstart programs.

SDUSD’s Parent Welcome Center offers help for families with preschool through high school enrollment options. It provides parents with free one-on-one enrollment assistance year-round and is located at San Diego Unified District headquarters. The center is open to families by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

The enrollment window opened October 7 and closes November 20.

Each year, more than 10,000 area students apply for the choice program to attend one of the more than 180 schools in San Diego Unified.

Last year, approximately 75 percent of all students were seated at one of their three choices of schools.

Staff is available at 619-260-2410 or to provide assistance in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.