Apply for the 2021-22 School Year!

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Round 2 Deadline is May 7, 2021

Enrollment is as easy as 1-2-3

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 application: May 7, 2021
  • School assignment notifications: Week of June 7, 2021
  • Deadline to Accept or Decline assignment: 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.

To speak with an enrollment counselor, call 415-241-6085 or schedule a 1:1 phone session

STEP 1: Explore Our Schools

Discover SFUSD schools and programs and build a list of schools for your application. 

STEP 2: Submit Your Application

Submit an application today. See steps on How to Apply Online, or How to Submit a PDF/Paper Application.

STEP 3: Accept Your School Assignment

When you receive your assignment letter, you must accept or decline by the deadline. See key dates for more detail.

Information

Applying by Grade Level

All TK-12 schools use the same application form and process (other than Ruth Asawa School of the Arts). For more information on applying to TK, elementary, middle and high school, see the How to Apply page and scroll down to "Information by Grade Level".

Apply by PDF/Paper

If you do not have a ParentVUE account to access the Online Application, or are having trouble using ParentVUE, please apply by PDF/paper.

To apply by PDF/paper, please download the application from this website. Then follow the instructions on the website to mail, email, text, or drop off your application. See how to submit paper applications.

Help with Online Application

Our team is here to help you if you are having trouble accessing or completing the Online Application. We can support you over the phone or help you to get a PDF/paper application.

To speak with an Enrollment Counselor, please call 415-241-6085.

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.

Required Documents

To apply for school, certain documents are required with your application. Please see Required Documents for a list.

Language Assessments

Want to know more about the differences between dual language immersion and biliteracy? Are you looking for more resources for English learners?

Learn more about our Language Programs and Assessments.

VIDEO: How Student Assignment Works

Watch this short video on How Student Assignment Works in SFUSD

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.
  • You must submit a Round 2 application - listing the school you're appealing for - in addition to an appeal form.

See appeals forms for more information.

Cancel your enrollment application or decline your school assignment

If you need to cancel your application or decline your school assignment, please see Cancel Your Application.