Apply for School Year 2021-2022

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Apply for Next Year (TK to 12)

Steps to Apply for 2021-22

Application Deadline is February 5, 2021!

If you need support or would like to speak with a counselor, call 415-241-6085 or make an appointment here. Due to COVID-19, we are not accepting in-person visits.

If you want to apply to Pre-K, please visit the Early Education page.

  1. Explore Our Schools. Discover SFUSD schools and programs and build a list of schools for your application. Be sure to check out resources from the Virtual Enrollment Fair (11/6 to 11/13).    
  2. Gather Documents. Gather required documents: proof of residency, proof of birth and ID. See how we serve students with different needs
  3. Submit the 2021-22 Application by February 5, 2021. First, you will need a ParentVUE account to apply (see: How to Activate ParentVUE). Once in ParentVUE, you can start the application (see: How to Apply Online). Contact us if you need help with the application.  

    Note: When selecting the form, be sure to select "2021-2022 Online Application".
  4. Schedule Language Assessment (as needed). Students in K-8 who speak a language other than English and wish to enroll in a language program may need be assessed for their current language skills. An Enrollment Counselor may reach out to schedule a virtual language assessment. Click here to learn more. 
  5. Receive Assignment Letter. On the week of March 22, families will receive notification when their school assignment is available via ParentVUE and mail.
  6. Accept or Decline by April 9, 2021. After you have received your school assignment, you must accept or decline by April 9. If you plan to leave SFUSD, you may cancel your school assignment by submitting a withdrawal form at bit.ly/SFUSDcancel, or by contacting the EPC.

Information

Help with Online Application

The Online Application is the preferred method to apply for schools. Our team is here help you if you are having challenges accessing or completing the form. We can also support you over the phone or help you to access a paper application.

To speak with an Enrollment Counselor, please call 415-241-6085 or make an appointment here.

Resources

Main Round: Deadline February 5, 2021

The Main Round is the first round to submit your application for SFUSD schools. Families who apply in the Main Round are more likely to get a school of their choice. 

  • Deadline to Submit: February 5, 2021
  • Notifications: Week of March 22, 2021
  • Deadline to Accept or Decline: April 9, 2021

Schools assignments will be determined using SFUSD's student assignment system, NOT a first-come/first-placed system.
See below for a video on How Student Assignment Works.

Visit the Key Dates page for other deadlines.

Round 2: Deadline May 7, 2021

Round 2 is the next opportunity to submit your application for SFUSD schools after the Main Round. The process is similar to the Main Round, but there are fewer open seats.

  • Deadline to Submit: May 7, 2021
  • Notifications: Week of June 12, 2021
  • Deadline to Accept or Decline: June 18, 2021

Schools assignments will be determined using SFUSD's student assignment system, NOT a first-come/first-placed system. See below for a video on How Student Assignment Works.

Visit the Key Dates page for other deadlines.

How Student Assignment Works

Watch this short video on How Student Assignment Works in SFUSD

Applying by Grade Level

All TK-12 schools use the same application form and process (other than Lowell HS and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts). For more information on applying to TK, elementary, middle and high school, see the Apply page.

Medical or Family Hardship Appeal

The Medical and Family Hardship Appeals Committee is convened after each placement period and conducts a review of students who submit an appeal based on either medical or family hardship. If an appeal is approved, it is sent to the Educational Placement Center for assignment into a school that can meet the student’s needs and that has space available.

  • Appeals are granted on the basis of the documentation provided to the Appeals Committee, which is convened only for the purpose of conducting reviews at specific times in the enrollment cycle.
  • Appeals are considered only for cases where the students needs cannot be met at the assigned school.
  • Approved appeals are granted for ONE SCHOOL ONLY that can meet the student’s needs and cannot be used for placement into multiple schools.
  • Appeal forms can be obtained from the EPC or from the District’s website and returned at the appropriate deadline in order to be reviewed.

See appeals forms for more information.

Withdrawing Your Application

If you need to withdraw your school assignment, please complete this form.