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School of Choice - Intradistrict Transfers

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2018-2019 Open Enrollment/Intradistrict Transfer


Elementary and Middle School Window: January 8, 2018 – March 31, 2018


Kindergarten and Transitional Kinder Registration (Roundup):

Kindergarten Roundup, for students turning five on or before September 1, 2018, will be held at each site prior to March 31 in order to permit application time for Intradistrict transfers by March 31, 2018.

Transitional Kindergarten Roundup, for students who turn five between the dates of September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018, will be hosted along with Kinder Roundup, however there are no transfers for TK students.


Schools with Limited Space:

Schools in this category have a limited number of openings. Students will be placed in priority order for (a) siblings, (b) students who have attended for a full year, (c) students assigned to impacted schools.

Elementary Schools

Buena Vista Elementary School

Calavera Hills Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Middle Schools

Calavera Middle School

Schools with One to One Transfers:

Schools in this category have enrollments which may be at or near capacity, but may be able to accommodate students who replace departing students attending other CUSD schools under Open Enrollment.

Elementary Schools

Kelly Elementary School

Magnolia Elementary School

Aviara Oaks Elementary School *

Middle Schools

Aviara Oaks Middle School

Valley Middle School


Impacted Schools:

Schools in this category will be closed to all applications, except in the instance of siblings. These schools have current enrollments which are at or over the maximums. (Intradistrict applications for siblings may be completed at the District Office with Ruth Cartagena.)

Elementary Schools

Hope Elementary School

Pacific Rim Elementary School

Poinsettia Elementary School

*Does not include students who reside in the Poinsettia dual enrollment zone.

School Of Choice (Intra-District Transfer) Procedure

Existing CUSD Students

How to submit a School Of Choice Request for your existing CUSD student via the Parent Portal:      


Students NOT CURRENTLY attending a CUSD school

There are several steps that must be completed in order to request a School Of Choice Request for a student who does NOT currently attend a CUSD school:

  1. Complete the CUSD Online Enrollment process for the new student. Be sure to select the Pre-Enrollment option for the next school year. The instructions and links can be found HERE

  2. When the online enrollment process has been completed, print out and sign the Enrollment Confirmation and contact your Assigned School to set up an appointment to bring it and all supporting documents.

  3. Once your Assigned School has verified your residency documents and officially pre-enrolled your student, you will be provided Parent Portal access to submit the School Of Choice Request. 

High School Selection Window: January 1, 2018 – January 31, 2018

All 8th grade students must declare the high school they wish to attend (Sage Creek High School or Carlsbad High School).  This selection will be made in the Parent Portal. The link and documentation will be posted here when the window is opened. Students new to CUSD will be asked to select a high school when they utilize the Online Enrollment process once pre-enrollment for next year is initiated, on January 1st.


                                           Parent Portal Link                                       High School Selection Info


Students who are currently enrolled in high school do not need to complete a high school selection form unless they wish to transfer to another high school.  Students who wish to transfer between CUSD high schools must adhere to the application window and apply through the Parent Portal as well.  (Please note there are CIF regulations that will be followed for all athletes).