Enrollment & Registration

We Welcome Your Family to Santa Cruz City Schools!

- Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is open to children turning five Sep. 2nd 2024 - June 2nd 2025.
Kindergarten is open to children turning five by September 1st 2024.
- Please review California Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements


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Families
who are New to Santa Cruz City Schools:

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

Enrollment Opens for all Grades on February 26th, 2024


Elementary School New Student Enrollment: 

STEP 1:
 Determine your neighborhood school by clicking here.
STEP 2: 
Bring the following documents to your neighborhood school's 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)
STEP 3: The school will verify the required documents and assist with the registration process.
 

Middle and High School New Student Enrollment: 

STEP 1: Determine your School of Residence. Verify your school of attendance at My School Locator. If your home address is not listed, please click here for school transfer information.

STEP 2: Online Student Registration. All students new to our district must register online.

  1. Click here to start the online registration process: 
  2. Upload and submit the required documents. (Please see below on Step 3)
  3. Complete the online registration process in its entirety.

STEP 3: Submit Required Documents. The online registration will not be completed until all the required documents are submitted.

  • 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)

Documents can be uploaded to the online registration or by dropping them off at your School of Residence.

STEP 4: Create your Parent Portal

After the application has been approved, you will receive an email with a link to create your parent portal. All parents/guardians must create a parent portal account through Infinite Campus.


Current Families in Santa Cruz City Schools:

If you have a CURRENT student attending a school in our district and need to register for the following school year, please follow the instructions below. You will have the opportunity to add a student at the end of your existing student registration if you are an existing family who also has a new student coming into the district.

STEP 1: Log into your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus 

https://santacruzca.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/santacruz.jsp

STEP 2: Once you log in click on “MORE”

STEP 3: Click on “Online Registration”

STEP 4: Click on 2024-2025 Existing Student Registration. You will have the opportunity to add a student at the end of your existing student registration if you also have a new student coming into the district. If you do not get the option of enrolling as an existing student, it may be because you need an Interdistrict Transfer approval. If you need assistance, you can contact your student/s school office. Do NOT click on New Student Registration.

STEP 5: Click on your student’s name then Begin Registration. You MUST include three emergency contacts besides the parents/guardians.

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 2024-25 school year, the priority filing period for Middle and High Schools is January 13 through February 8. Applications will be available January 13th. Please fill out the application and return it to the District Office of Santa Cruz City Schools, 133 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or via email to [email protected] by February 8th (secondary). In the Elementary District, applications will be accepted from February 18th to March 8th. Please fill out the application 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 within our district 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 2023-24
Intradistrict Transfer Request 2024-25


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

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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