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Online Enrollment

online enrollment

2020-2021 Enrollment Information


Welcome to Carlsbad Unified School District. Due to the current COVID-19 emergency closures of our schools, you will need to complete enrollment and submit all required documents online. 

Please make your selection below to begin enrollment if the student is not currently attending CUSD schools. When you begin, please make sure to choose the correct school year either current, 2019-2020 school year, or pre-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Required documents may vary depending on enrollment in Elementary, Middle, or High School.





Grade Level Placement Information

School Locator


Schools are assigned according to your residential address within our district boundaries. Use our address lookup system to locate the schools serving your address.

Please note: Transitional Kindergarten programs are offered at the following schools: 

Jefferson Elementary - serving Buena Vista, Calavera Hills, Jefferson, Hope and Magnolia 
Poinsettia Elementary - serving Aviara Oaks, Kelly, Pacific Rim and Poinsettia

The only exception to the Assigned Neighborhood Schools policy is for high school students. They choose which high school to attend when they enroll for the first time.  High School students may elect to change schools during a specific Open Enrollment Period each year.

** Please be aware: If you live in the new Mirasol Apartments, there is a bug in our system. It will say your assigned school is  Calavera Hills Elementary however it actually is Hope Elementary. Please take your paperwork to Hope Elementary at 3010 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad (760-331-5900). Sorry for the inconvenience.**

Open Enrollment/Intradistrict Transfer (School of Choice)

The Open Enrollment Window 2 is now open for any student who missed submitting an application in Window 1 and for any new students within CUSD who wish to apply to attend another school other than your designated residence school within CUSD.


Annual Residency Verification