The most important thing that you can do to help your child enroll at the high school of your choice is turn in your SFUSD application on or before the deadline. Families who miss the deadline are placed in the second round of enrollment applications.
List many schools on your application.
Be sure to list as many choices as you can. Your chances of getting a top choice increase with the number. Once you and your student have examined your high school options, it is time to get organized. High school enrollment can have a few extra steps if you are looking at certain schools.
Families must turn in an enrollment application.
Currently enrolled SFUSD students will receive an application in the mail in November.
Parents or guardians turn in applications in person at your current SFUSD school or at the Educational Placement Center (EPC). You do not need to bring proofs of residence unless you have moved or you lose the application. If you lose the form that is mailed to your house, you can pick up another at the EPC.
Meet the deadline of schools listed.
If you are applying to Lowell or Asawa SOTA, be sure to list those schools on the SFUSD application.
Put the schools in the order that you like best.
Put your top choice in the number one spot and work your way down from there.
Certain high schools have unique admission requirements.
Lowell High School
Fill out the Lowell application form along with the regular SFUSD application, and turn them in together by the mid-December deadline.
Talk to your student’s 8th grade counselor to confirm whether he or she needs to take the Lowell admissions test. (SFUSD students do not.)
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA)
Submit the Asawa SOTA application packet to the school office by the early December deadline and sign up for an audition.
Turn in an SFUSD application to the Educational Placement Center (EPC) or at your current SFUSD school by the mid-January deadline.