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Application Forms

There is only one general enrollment application form for all grade levels (TK-12). The application form, along with all necessary documents, must be submitted to the Educational Placement Center. The application deadline for the 2018-19 school year is January 12, 2018.

Application Forms for the new 2018-19 School Year

Applying to Lowell or SOTA? 

Lowell High School and Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) are the only two high schools with additional application requirements.  Below are the specialized sections with information you need to know if you are applying to these two high schools:  

Lowell High School 9th grade applicants must submit:

  • A general SFUSD Enrollment Application; AND
  • A Lowell 9th Grade Application

Both application forms must be submitted together by December 15, 2017.

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) applicants must submit:

  • A general SFUSD Enrollment Application; AND
  • A SOTA Application

The SOTA application must be submitted to Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) by December 13, 2017 to participate in the first audition (Saturday, January 13, 2018) and the March placement, or by February 21, 2018, to participate in the second audition (Saturday, March 10, 2018) and May placement.  The general SFUSD Enrollment Application must be submitted to the Educational Placement Center by January 12, 2018.

Application Forms for the current 2017-18 School Year

Additional Forms & Documents

Language Pathways

Many of our schools offer different language pathways in addition to the General Education Program.  If your child is eligible to apply, you may list these language pathways separately on the application form.  Read the descriptions and eligibility requirements of these language pathways.

Rationale for Dual Language Immersion Pathway Cohort Capacities

Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Language Assessment

If your child speaks a language other than English and lists a dual language
or biliteracy pathway as one of her/his choices, she/he may be assessed for
her/his current language skills. The language assessments evaluate a child’s
proficiency in the pathway language (if assessment is available).  Language assessments will not be scheduled until an application has been submitted. Read more on language assessment and the classification of English Learners

Special Education

If you are applying for Special Education school enrollment and you have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please read more in the Special Education section.

Find out what documents you need to provide in order to apply for school in the What You Need to Apply section.

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