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Selection Procedures

All District students entering ninth grade must declare the high school they wish to attend by submitting an online high school application during the selection filing period. The high school selection filing period begins on January 1st and closes on January 31st at 4:00 p.m. High school selection represents a one-year commitment to the school of choice. School selection changes may not be permitted after the application deadline. If enrollment applications for either high school exceed a school's capacity, a lottery will be held to determine which students will attend Carlsbad High School and which students will attend Sage Creek High School.

8th Grade District Students

All District students entering ninth grade must declare the high school they wish to attend by submitting their online high school selection during the high school selection filing period. Students who do not select a preferred high school during the open enrollment period will be assigned by the District on a space-available basis. Private school students residing within the District who wish to attend a District school for ninth grade must also participate in the online selection process during the open enrollment period. After the open enrollment period, private school students living within the District may choose a District high school for the following year. However, if the desired school does not have space available, these students may be assigned to the high school with lower enrollment.

High School District Students (Grades 9-12)

Students who are currently enrolled in grades 9-12 and wish to remain at their current high school do not need to participate in the selection process. Only students who wish to change high schools must submit an online selection form between January 1st and January 31st at 4:00 p.m. Before changing their current high school selection online, students must make an appointment and meet with the receiving school's counselor. To book an appointment with a counselor, please contact the main offices at: Sage Creek High School: (760) 331-6600 or Carlsbad High School at (760) 331-5100.

High School Students New to District / Living within CUSD Boundaries/ Coming from Private School

Students living within the CUSD boundaries, who are currently enrolled in private schools or will be new to the District, must declare which high school they wish to attend in the Fall of 2015 by submitting their high school selection online during the filing period beginning January 1st and ending on January 31st at 4:00 p.m.

Students who move into the District after the High School Selection window has passed may declare a high school choice after establishing residency. However, if the desired school does not have space available, these students may be assigned to the other high school.

CVA/CSA Students

Carlsbad Village Academy and Carlsbad Seaside Academy students who wish to attend Carlsbad High School or Sage Creek High School for the upcoming school year may do so by scheduling an appointment with their school guidance counselor.

Changing High School Selection

Changes to a student's high school selection may only be made during the open enrollment period. Any student who wishes to change the previously submitted online high school selection must submit the requested change by phone at (760) 331-5074. These changes can only be made between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Fridays within the open enrollment period. Requests to change high school selections will be accepted up to and including the final day of open enrollment by January 30, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Changes after the close of the selection process on January 30, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. may not be accepted. Late submissions may be added to a waiting list in the order submitted. Approval is dependent on sufficient enrollment capacity, facilities, and staff.

Lottery

If necessary, a public lottery will be conducted using a random number generator to determine high school placement on February 17, 2015, with results mailed to students and parents on February 24, 2015. All students participating in a lottery would need to prove residency before their spot is officially reserved.

Selection Deadline is Final

The high school selected during the open enrollment window represents a one year commitment to the selected school of choice. The submitted high school selection is final at 4:00 p.m. on January 31st. Changes may not be accepted after the application deadline.

Regulation CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: December 12, 2012 Carlsbad, California

revised: December 16, 2014