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New Student Enrollment

Whether you have just moved to the area or your child is about to start school for the first time, our team is excited to welcome you to San José Unified. We look forward to supporting you through the online enrollment process while our Enrollment Center is closed to the public due to COVID-19.

To learn more about preschool registration, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click HERE.

To begin the online enrollment process for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through grade 12, you will need the following documents:

  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of address (three forms)
  • Proof of birth date
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculosis test or assessment

For more details about these required documents, please click HERE.

Once you have all of the required documents, please email copies of them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). When you do, please either include this form or fill out the online form HERE.

Our staff will then be in touch to process your enrollment! If you have any questions, please call 408-535-6412 and we will be happy to assist you.

Note: Owning a home within San Jose Unified does not qualify a student to attend SJUSD schools, unless it can be shown that the student is also living (sleeping) full-time in that home. Students living outside the district boundaries will need an Interdistrict Transfer.

Magnet Schools

If you request that your student attend one of San José Unified’s magnet schools, your student will be placed in a “lottery” process. Click here to learn more.

Two Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) Program

To enroll your child in San José Unified’s Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) Program, you will need to attend an orientation prior to enrollment. Click here to learn more.



Elementary (Grade TK-5)

INTRADISTRICT: Request to transfer to another school WITHIN San José Unified School District

Students requesting a new Intradistrict Transfer will be placed according to these priorities below, ranked in order of importance:

  1. A parent/guardian who works at a San José Unified site within the requested school’s attendance boundary
  2. Students with a sibling currently attending the requested school
  3. A parent/guardian who works within the requested school’s boundary
  4. Students with childcare within the requested school’s boundary

Note:  Applications in priorities 1 and 2 must be received between February 3 and March 13, 2020 to be reviewed by April 15, 2020.
All new applications will be processed based on space availability and may not be considered until two weeks after the start of the school year.
Intradistrict are required to be renewed annually.  Denials will be notified before the end of the school year.

Apply for an intradistrict transfer

Please complete the application and submit it to Student Assignment Office or at time of new registration.

TRANSFER TO NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL:  Is your student attending a school other than their neighborhood school and want to return to their neighborhood school?

Apply to request a transfer

Middle and High School (Secondary- GRADE 6-12)

Transfers within SJUSD: Current and active students may apply for a Secondary Transfer (grade 6-12) and must have a satisfactory academic, behavior, and attendance record.


  • Students who currently attend an Alternative ED school and/or have a CWA placement will need to have their transfer application approved by the appropriate department.
  • Students who currently have an IEP and receive Special Education Services such as SDC will need to have their transfer application approved by a Program Specialist.

Secondary students ONLY transfer at the beginning of each semester

Apply for a Secondary Transfer

Interdistrict (OUT)

Request to transfer to another school OUTSIDE of San José Unified School District.

The Interdistrict application can be submitted via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in the Student Assignment Department and will need to be renewed annually.

Apply for an Interdistrict Transfer

When applying for an Interdistrict Transfer, parents must provide:

  • Child Care Affidavit if applicable (TK-5th grade only);
  • Proof of employment must be on the letter head (TK-5th grade only);
  • IEP (Special Education students only)

If your application is approved, it will be sent to the requested district, which also must approve it before the transfer is complete.

San José Unified will approve transfers to another district for the following reasons:

  • The students receive childcare services within the boundary of the requested district (Grades TK-5 only; verification required);
  • One or more parent guardian works within the boundary of the requested district (Grades TK-5 only; verification required);
  • The student is in their last year of an academic level (Grades 5, 8, and 12);
  • The requested district or school has programs and/or curriculum not available in San José Unified;
  • The student moved out of the requested district after the start of the school year; and/or
  • A transfer would assist with the student’s socio-emotional adjustment.
Interdistrict (IN) Transferring into San José Unified

Students who live outside the boundaries of San José Unified and want to attend one of our schools must request an Interdistrict transfer from their district of residence. Your district of residence will forward your application to San José Unified for review.

Even if an Interdistrict Transfers is granted, it will be renewed annually. Your student may be subject to displacement in future years due to increases in neighborhood enrollment at their chosen school or program.
Please note that transportation services will not be provided by the district for students with Interdistrict Transfers.

Interdistrict Transfers will be processed according to these priorities:

  1. Students whose parent/guardian is a district employee (30+ hours/week) at a site within the school’s attendance boundary.
  2. Students with a sibling attending the requested school;
  3. Students with childcare in the requested school’s attendance boundary (Grades TK-5);
  4. Students whose parents work within the school’s attendance boundary (Grades TK-5);
  5. Students in their last year of an academic level (Grades 5, 8 and 12);
  6. Change of address; and
  7. Socio-emotional adjustment.
Interdistrict Attendance Appeal

Anyone wishing to file an Interdistrict attendance appeal must first follow the appeal process according to SJUSD Board Policy AR 5117:

Step 1. Appeal to the Interdistrict Appeal Committee, chaired by the Administrator for Intedistrict Transfers. If denied,
Step 2. Appeal to the Office of the Deputy Superintendent. If denied,
Step 3. Appeal to the San Jose Unified School District Board. If denied,
Step 4. Appeal to Santa Clara County Board of Education.

For questions regarding the Interdistrict Appeals process, please contact the SJUSD Enrollment Center @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For additional information on policy, regulations, or how to file an appeal once completing steps 1-3, please visit the Santa Clara County Office of Education website at: https://www.sccoe.org/supoffice/student-appeals/Pages/Interdistrict-Appeals.aspx

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Forms & Applications

Enrollment and Registration Forms

The following documents are provided to help you begin the registration process. You can click here to complete these forms online, download the forms by clicking below, or pick up a hard copy packet at the Enrollment Center.

  1. Enrollment Requirements
  2. Enrollment Forms
  3. Verification of Residency
  4. Parent/Guardian Consent Form for Enrollment
  5. Transfer within SJUSD (Grades TK-5 - attendance boundary)
  6. Transfer within SJUSD (Grade 6-12 - SJUSD active student only)
  7. Intradistrict Student Transfer(TK-5 - transfer within SJUSD school)
  8. Child Care Affidavit(to use with Intra District application
  9. Interdistrict Transfer(Transfer to another district)
  10. TB Risk Assessment for School Entry
  11. Immunization Requirements
  12. Immunization Clinics
  13. Oral Health Assessment
  14. Report of Health Exam (required for entering First Grade)
  15. Exchange of Student Information (School in US only)
  16. Legal Name Gender Change
  17. Ethnicity Change
  18. Family Self Help-Center Location
  19. Meal Application (Online)
  20. Transportion application
  21. Instructional School Calendar 19/20
  22. Transportation Bell Schedule

Immunization Requirements

All of your student’s immunization records must be provided to the Enrollment Center or school office. Your student will be excluded from attending class until these records have been received.

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Please call the Enrollment Center at (408) 535-6412 if you have any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to schedule an appointment to enroll my student, or can I just walk in?

To ensure the fastest service, we recommend you make an appointment to visit our Enrollment Center, walk-ins are accepted.

NOTE: Parents of current 5th or 8th-grade students do not need to make an appointment to register for middle or high school. Please refer to the Middle & High School Placement process.

When should I register my child for TK/Kindergarten?

Elementary Pre-Registration (TK-5) begins February 3rd, 2020 and ends March 13th, 2020. You must enroll your student if you would like your child to participate in the magnet school lottery (Hacienda, Hammer, and River Glen).

What is the cut-off birthdate for enrolling my child in Kindergarten?

For the 2020-2021School Year:

Students born between December 3, 2014, and September 1, 2015, will be enrolled in Kindergarten.

Students born between September 2, 2015, and December 2, 2015, will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten.

Students born between December 3, 2015, and December 31, 2015, are not eligible for enrollment in TK but can enroll in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Can my student get a TB test after we complete enrollment?

No, this must be completed at time of enrollment. Click here to learn more.

What to Expect

Upon enrolling, students will be placed in their attendance boundary (or “neighborhood”) school and can start as soon as the next day.

It’s important for you to know that enrollment at your neighborhood school may sometimes exceed that school’s programmatic or physical capacity. Whenever that happens, the district will assign students to the nearest school with space available for the current school year and place those students on the wait list for their neighborhood school.

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