We welcome your family to Santa Cruz City Schools!
- Enrolling your child in Pre-School/Pre-K
- Enrolling your child in Elem/Middle/High School
- Attending a School other than your Neighborhood School
Santa Cruz City Schools offers several options for families with young children from 18 months to 5 years. More information is available here.
Santa Cruz Parent Education Nursery School, 18 mos.-5 yrs
411 Roxas Street, Santa Cruz
Soquel Parent Education Nursery School, 2½ - 5 yrs
401 Old San Jose Road, Soquel (on the Soquel High Campus)
Westside Parent Education Nursery School, 2½ - 5 yrs
1231 Bay Street, Santa Cruz (Bay View Elementary Campus)
Beach Flats Family School, 2½ - 5 yrs
Beach Flats Community Center 1333 Leibrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz
Gault Elementary Pre-K, 4 – 5 yrs
1320 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz (Gault Elementary Campus)
Bridges to Kinder/Westlake Elementary 2½ - 5 yrs
1000 High Street, Santa Cruz
Enrollment takes place in person at your neighborhood school. To be eligible for kindergarten enrollment your child must be five years old on or before October 1, 2013.
Step 1. Determine your neighborhood school. The elementary boundary map will help you to determine whether your child will attend Bay View Elementary, DeLaveaga Elementary, Gault Elementary, Westlake Elementary Schools. If you do not know which school is your school of residence, please refer to the alphabetical street listing of Attendance Zones in the "More Information" column to your right.
Step 2. Stop by your neighborhood school to pick up an enrollment packet or download the necessary forms below. The following documents are required for registration:
- Enrollment packets: Packet K-5 English English Grades 6-8 Spanish Grades 6-8 Spanish K-5 Packet 9-12 English Packet 9-12 Spanish
- Copy of immunization records
- Copy of birth certificate or passport
- Proof of address ( PG&E or water bill)
Registrations are made in person. No appointment is necessary.
Step 3. If your family's home language is other than English, the Community Coordinator at your school can assist you.
Step 4. Please refer to the District Calendar for school start dates.
We offer the opportunity for students to attend a school outside of their attendance area boundary. If you live within the boundaries of Santa Cruz City Schools and wish to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, you may apply for Open Enrollment. If you live outside the boundaries of the Santa Cruz City Schools district and wish to attend one of our schools, you may apply for an Interdistrict Transfer.
Students who live within the Santa Cruz City School district boundaries and wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, may apply for Open Enrollment.
The priority filing period for middle and high school sudents was January 28 to February 15, 2013. Please download the application, fill it out, and return it to the district office of the Santa Cruz City Schools, 405 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073.
In the elementary district we are accepting applications for open enrollment only into Monarch, the Two Way Immersion Program, Gault and Bay View School. The priority filing period for Elementary Schools was February 25 through March 15, 2013. Westlake and DeLaveaga Schools are at capacity and cannot accept open enrollment for any grades. Please download the application, fill it out, and return it to your school of residence.
Questions on the open enrollment process? Please contact Angelica DeRomero, 429-3410 x215.
Students from another district wishing to attend a school in our district, and students from Santa Cruz City Schools wishing to attend a school outside our district must complete an Interdistrict Transfer Request. If you wish to leave the Santa Cruz City School district to attend another district, please use the link below to complete the application.
If you wish to come IN to the Santa Cruz City School district from another district, please request an application from your home district.
Questions on the Inter-District Transfer process? Please contact Angélica DeRomero, 429-3410 x215.
Files to Download
|Administrative Secretary Student Services||Angélica DeRomero||429-3410 ext 215|