Enrollment & Registration


We Welcome Your Family to Santa Cruz City Schools!

Open Enrollment for Secondary begins January 13th for the 2022-23 School Year.
Open Enrollment for Elementary Opens on February 18th for the 2022-23 School Year.

- Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is open to children turning five September 2nd - February 2st.
Kindergarten is open to children turning five by September 1 this year.
- Please review California Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements

Families who are new to Santa Cruz City Schools:

If you did not have a student enrolled in an SCCS school in the last academic year, please follow the following steps for registration: 

Step 1.
 Determine your neighborhood school by clicking here.

Step 2. Click here to register online

Step 3. Bring the following documents to the school site front office:

  • Copy of Immunization Records (required immunizations listed here)
  • Verification of Age (birth record, birth certificate, baptism certificate, passport or affidavit of the parent, guardian or custodian of the minor)
  • Proof of Residence (PG&E or water bill)
You may upload your documents in the registration process, but must still show them in person to the front office staff.

Please complete the online registration process in its entirety, including creating your parent portal at the end.  All parents must have a parent portal.

Returning Students and New Siblings:

Parents of currents students who will be returning for the 2022-23 year will find their online application in the parent portal under "MORE" after January 20th.  If you do not have a parent portal, or have forgotten your username or password, please contact your student's current site for assistance.  If your returning student has a sibling who will be new to the SCCS district, you will have the opportunity to enroll the new student after completing your existing student's application.

Parent Portal Link

  • Make sure to bookmark the parent portal login link so you can use it throughout the year to stay up to date on your student's progress. You can also download the Campus Parent App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

  • Check out this video link for parent portal help

  • To learn more about the benefits of the parent portal click here

Refer to the District Calendar for important school dates. 
If you have registration questions, please contact your school of residence.

Attending a school other than your school of residence

We offer the opportunity for students to attend a school outside of their neighborhood's attendance boundary.

For Intradistrict in the 2022-23 school year, the priority filing period for Middle and High Schools is January 13 through February 8, 2022. Applications will be available January 13th, 2022. Please download the application, complete and return to the District Office of Santa Cruz City Schools, 133 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Fax: 429-3450 or via email to [email protected] by 4:30 pm on February 8th (secondary). In the Elementary District, applications will be accepted from February 18th, 2022 to March 8th, 2022. Please download the application, complete and and return it to your school of residence.

Intradistrict Transfers
Students living within Santa Cruz City Schools District that wish to apply for a transfer to a school other than the school of their residence, must apply for an Intradistrict Transfer. Intradistrict Transfers will be granted if space within the school requested exists for a new student. Please use the link below to complete the application:

Intradistrict Transfer Request 2022-23
Solicitud de Transferencia Intra District 2022-23

Interdistrict Transfers
Students living within Santa Cruz City Schools District and wish to attend a school outside the district must complete an Interdistrict Transfer from Santa Cruz City Schools. Please use the link below to complete the application:

Interdistrict Transfer Request
Transferencia Entre Distritos

Students living outside Santa Cruz City Schools District that wish to attend a school within Santa Cruz City Schools must initiate an Interdistrict Transfer request at the school district of their residence. 

For questions on the Interdistrict/Intradistrict Transfer process, please contact
 Maria Luna 429-3410 x48215.

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