Apply for 2023-2024 School Year


The following information is for applying to grades TK through 12. If you want to apply to Prekindergarten, please visit the Early Education page.

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I need a school for 2023-24 and have not applied before.

1) Gather your required documents 

Gather required documents and create a list of at least 5 school choices.

2) Complete and Submit Your 2023-24 Application

We are currently in the Round 2 application period. Apply before the Round 2 deadline — April 21 — to give yourself the best possible chance of getting into a preferred school. Families will receive their Round 2 school assignments during the week of May 29. 

Submit an Online Application (Learn how to submit an online application)
or Download a PDF application in your preferred language (English | Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | Tagalog | Gagana Sāmoa | العربي)

See how to submit a paper or PDF application. Don't forget to include these required documents.

3) If needed, an enrollment counselor will contact you to schedule a Language Assessment for your student. 

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 language assessment. Click here to learn more. 

IMPORTANT: Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and Lowell High School have different application processes. The deadline to apply to these two schools for 9th grade for 2023-24 has passed.

I applied for 2023-24 in the Main Round, on or before the February 3rd deadline. What’s next?

  • Now that you have received your assignment, you need to accept or decline, in ParentVUE or by returning a paper form in-person. Your assignment letter has detailed instructions. You can also view instructions at and get answers to your questions about your options in our Frequently Asked Questions section
  • If you wish to apply to a different school for 2023-24 than the school you were assigned to in the Main Round, you will be able to submit a Round 2 application before the Round 2 application deadline of April 21. See the Frequently Asked Questions about Round 2 below. 

Questions about Round 2

In this section, you will find frequently asked questions regarding applying to Round 2. 

Who can apply in Round 2?

Any family can apply for Round 2, regardless of whether they applied in the Main Round and regardless of whether they currently have a school assignment for next year.

However, if you submitted a Main Round application, please wait until you receive your Main Round assignment before applying for Round 2.

What schools are available in Round 2?

Any schools that have open seats after the Main Round are available in Round 2. Generally, this means that there are fewer school choices available in Round 2. 

That is why we strongly recommend that families who applied in the Main Round accept their Main Round school assignment: you may not get the school you want in Round 2. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that if you apply for Round 2 and get a school assignment, your Main Round assignment will be automatically canceled. 

If you would like to keep your Main Round assignment, you will need to cancel your Round 2 application by Friday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. PT. 

When can I apply? 

Applications and instructions are now available at Applications and Forms

The deadline to submit is April 21, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. PT to the Educational Placement Center; April 21, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT if submitting the application online via ParentVUE. 

IMPORTANT: If this is your first time applying, please submit all required documents. If you have already submitted your required documents in the Main Round, you do not need to submit them again.

Key Dates



Week of March 20, 2023 Main Round assignment letters mailed to families who applied by 2/3.
March 27 -31, 2023 Spring Break - schools are closed but EPC is open
April 7, 2023 

Last day to accept or decline the Main Round assignment: 

  • Accept/decline by paper response form by 4:30 p.m.
  • Accept/decline using ParentVUE by 11:59 p.m.
April 21, 2023  

Round 2 Deadline:

  • Paper applications due at 4:30 p.m.
  • Online applications due at 11:59 p.m.

Last day to submit, revise or cancel TK -12 applications.
Last day to submit a Family and/or Medical Hardship Appeal.

View other key dates 

Application Forms

All Applicants: 

You can apply online using the online application at You can also download a PDF application in your preferred language

(English | Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | Tagalog | Gagana Sāmoa | العربي)

Required Documents

All new applicants need to submit required documents. Please gather these documents and have them ready when filling out your application.

Language Assessment

Students in grades K-8 who speak a language other than English at home and wish to enroll in a language program may need to be assessed for their current language skills. An Enrollment Counselor may reach out to schedule a language assessment. Click here to learn more.

For Help

If you need support or would like to speak with a counselor, please call 415-241-6085. 

More 4 year olds are now eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)!  Please visit our TK page to learn more. 

This page was last updated on March 17, 2023