Your Guide to Understanding San Diego's School Choice Program for 2021

Hurry, you only have a few weeks to decide your 4 year old's future education plans! No pressure or anything....

Choice, Charters & Magnets….OH MY!!! This one is for parents of 3-4 year olds…. Your precious babies will be heading off to TK or Kindergarten next year so you think you’ve got a whole year to worry about it right? Wrong! You actually only have until November 15th, 2021. What?!?! Yup. That is if you want to “Choice” your kids into any other school besides your local neighborhood school. (pssst...You can also choice older students into another school.)

Having gone through this craziness myself, I wanted to let you all in on what I found out. Hopefully this will save you the hours I spent trying to figure this all out on my own. Read below for everything you need to know about the San Diego Unified District CHOICE Program.

(Other school districts may have a similar "choice" program and different deadlines, so check directly with your school district. But most of the general information below will still be helpful.)


What is the SDUSD Choice Program

Who is the SDUSD Choice Program For (age cut offs)

When is the SDUSD Choice Window