Open Enrollment

  • Please review all of the information below to make sure that you are following the correct procedure.

    The first round of Open Enrollment for grades Kindergarten - 12 will take place between 9 a.m. on January 6, 2021, and 4:30 p.m. on February 5, 2021. Prior to applying for Open Enrollment, you must register at your school of residence through our centralized Enrollment Center

    If you do not know your school of residence, please refer to the district's School Locator webpage. You can visit the Enrollment Instructions webpage for more information about the registration process. Please direct any enrollment questions to your school of residence or our Enrollment Center at (408) 423-3596 or

    The Board of Trustees for Santa Clara Unified School District has established a policy of limited Open Enrollment in our District. Although some of our schools are already at capacity, this policy allows families who reside within our district boundaries to request enrollment for their children at any school within our District, when/where space is available. Admittance to the school of your choice under Open Enrollment is done by an annual random lottery system. If you applied last year and were not admitted, you will need to reapply again this year if you want to be considered for your school of choice.

    Families with children previously placed at their school of choice through Open Enrollment need only reapply if the child will be changing schools (moving from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school), requesting a different school of choice, or enrolling an additional child (sibling). 

More Information and Enrollment

  • First Round of Open Enrollment (2021-2022): Applications closed on February 5, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

  • Second Round of Open Enrollment (2021-2022): March 21, 2021, 9 a.m. to April 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

  • If You Received an Open Enrollment Acceptance Letter

  • If You Received an Open Enrollment Decline Letter

  • After the Open Enrollment Deadline

  • New Schools

  • Washington Open & Millikin Basics+

  • Peterson+

  • Dual Language Immersion Program

  • Spanish Bilingual Program

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Enrollment

  • Open Enrollment Priorities Clarified

  • Permanent Student Number Required

  • Students Attending School on an Intradistrict Transfer During the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Step-By-Step Guidelines for Open Enrollment

  • Round Two Open Enrollment Application