High School Specialty Program Information
Window to enroll in any HSSP is Nov. 1st-30th!
Students will be able to apply to a first and second choice program starting Monday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 30. The application will be available at http://www.scusd.edu/hsapplication.
We encourage families to take time to consider all their student’s options before applying. An application can be submitted anytime during the application window to be considered and there is no priority given to early applications.
Two specialty programs – C.K. McClatchy HISP and John F. Kennedy PACE – also requires students to write an essay. Applicants will receive an email invitation to HISP and PACE essay sessions once they have successfully submitted their online application before the November 30 deadline. Essay sessions will be held in December.
When eligibility requirements are met, applications will either be accepted or moved on to a lottery system. A lottery will be implemented when eligible applications exceed the grade capacity at the requested specialty program. If your student isn’t selected during this step, they will be placed on a waiting list for their first choice only.
The SCUSD Enrollment Center will mail out notification letters to applicants at the end of January 2022.