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About High School Enrollment …

Check out Principal Egan’s High School Enrollment Overview

Specialty Program Application Window, November 26-December 20th – Learn more>>

Neighborhood Schools

  • Students who live within the boundaries of a particular high school have automatic enrollment rights to the school’s GENERAL PROGRAM.
  • Parents do not have to go through any particular process to enroll in their general neighborhood high school program.

Common Application

  • The “Common Application” started two years ago
  • Replaces Open Enrollment for High School
  • Goes live November 26th. Closes December 20th.
  • Application: http://www.scusd.edu/hsapplication
  • Allows students to apply for “Specialty Programs”
  • Does not allow students to apply for a school’s “General Program.”
  • Application will generate email indicating next steps, if any, i.e. essay session, mock PSAT, portfolio to submit…

Open Enrollment Lottery

Open Enrollment is not a first-come, first-serve basis. Open Enrollment uses a computerized lottery system to place students at their school of choice. A lottery must be implemented if applications exceed the grade capacity at the requested school. If your child isn’t selected during this step, he/she will be placed on a waiting list for his/her first choice.

 

Specialty Programs

  • SCUSD High Schools have a variety of specialty programs
  • Choose Your Future Fair, 11/4/18 Serna Center
  • Popular Application Programs: West Campus, CKM HISP/VAPA, Kennedy PACE, Rosemont LEAD.
  • Some programs have criteria, some do not.
  • ALL specialty programs require an application
  • Learn about ALL Specialty Programs: https://www.scusd.edu/high-school-specialty-program-application

 

C.K. McClatchy High School – HISP

Humanities and International Studies Program

  • Parent Info Night: 10/24/18, 6:00pm
  • Visitations: 10/25/18 or 10/26/18, 8:45-Noon, no appointment needed.
  • Essay Sessions: 12/5/18 @ 8:00am or 12/19/18 @ 4:00pm. No reservation needed. CKM Library
For details on this program, visit: www.ckmhisp.org

Questions?
Email HISP Coordinator, Ellen Wong:   ellen-wong@scusd.edu

C.K. McClatchy High School – VAPA

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Parent Info Night: 10/24/18, 6:00pm
  • Visitations: 10/25/18 or 10/26/18, 8:45-Noon, no appointment needed.
  • Portfolio submission due: 12/20/18  online as part of Common Application.
For details on this program, visit: http://ckmvapa.org/
Questions?
Email Mollie Morrison:   mollie-morrison@scusd.edu

West Campus

Visitation Days

Sign-ups are required for visitations
West Campus Main Office: 277-6400
Visitation days include a presentation, question and answer session, and campus tours.

Tentative visitation days for 2018-2019 applicants:

  • November 7th (9:10am to 10:10am) Contact the front office to sign-up
  • November 13th (11:10am to 12:15pm) Contact the front office to sign-up
  • December 4th (10:15 am to 11:15am) Contact the front office to sign-up
  • December 11th (1 pm to 2 pm) Contact the front office to sign-up

West Campus will use the PSAT 8/9 scores as part of their criteria.

Visit the West Campus website for more information: https://westcampus.scusd.edu/

Kennedy PACE

Program in American and California Explorations

Visitation Day: November 6, 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • No reservation needed
  • You may park anywhere in the student lot
  • All students must be accompanied by an adult. In the auditorium you will attend an orientation and receive a program listing rooms, teachers, and classes open for visitation.
  • Visitors are not required to stay for the entire visitation period: 9:30am-Noon.

Please visit the PACE website for more information: www.jfkpace.org 

Kennedy MaD

Kennedy Manufacturing and Design

Visitation Day: November 6, 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • No reservation needed
  • You may park anywhere in the student lot
  • All students must be accompanied by an adult. In the auditorium you will attend an orientation and receive a program listing rooms, teachers, and classes open for visitation.
  • Visitors are not required to stay for the entire visitation period: 9:30am-Noon.

Please visit the MaD website for more information: http://david-indreland.wixsite.com/mad-at-kennedy

Questions email Robert Greene: robert-greene@scusd.edu

Rosemont LEAD

Leadership and Enrichment through Academic Development program

Information Night: November 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Visitation Days: November 15 and 16, 8:00 – 10:00am; December 6 and 7, 8:00-10:00am

Writing assessment sessions: Please arrive ready to write with a pen/pencil; no reservations necessary.

  • Saturday, December 8, 10:30-11:45am, Rosemont High School Library
  • Wednesday, December 12, 4:00 – 5:15pm, Rosemont High School, Room E206

Please visit the Rosemont LEAD website for more information: https://rosemont.scusd.edu/lead

Questions email Rebecca Siegert: rebecca-siegert@scusd.edu

Other Popular Small Schools (not neighborhood schools)

  • The Met
  • Health Professions
  • School of Engineering and Science
  • GW Carver Waldorf
  • New Technology
  • Kit Carson International Academy

 

Important Notes

  • Encourage students to choose schools that meet their needs. Visit, research, ask questions.
  • Read each website and application carefully.
  • Be sure to apply online beginning November 26th for Specialty Programs.
  • Know your neighborhood.

 

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