ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON THIS UNIQUE School Choice Program? | By Alisa Edwards

A Unique San Diego School Choice Program Geared Towards Your Child’s Education

Home buyers narrowing their home search based on desired school boundaries may be missing an opportunity not widely known.

San Diego Unified School District has a school Choice Program. The program does not require students to live in a boundary attend a specific school.

School Choice Program

Great News, San Diego!

This is great news for many buyers who are desired school is outside of their target zone.

Working with a Realtor that is knowledgeable about the School Choice Program will help buyers determine areas that meet your requirements while still giving students an opportunity to benefit from the many diverse school specialties in San Diego.

Be Sure to Plan Ahead…

The San Diego Unified School district requires some pre-planning to qualify for the School Choice Program. There’s a tight time window for the application process. The process usually takes place in the fall (October/November) of the prior attendance year

Prior to making a decision, be sure to book tours of your schools of interest. Also, discuss school choice success with the Administrator with plenty of time to make your requests.

School Choice Program

Consider Your Options

The School Choice Program allows many options for parents wanting to place their children in San Diego schools. Especially, when they want a specific focus in education such as:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Math
  • Language Immersion
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • Global Studies
  • and many more.

Buyers who are prepared with the policy, timeframes and information can take advantage of these wonderful opportunities without the worry of living within the school boundaries.

School Choice Program

Things to Think About

The San Diego Unified School choice program application window is short. Remember to plan ahead! Upon acceptance into the school via the School Choice program, transportation is the parent responsibility.

The Administration at the school of interest can counsel parents on the acceptance rate for that school.

Read about the many San Diego Schools and their specialties and the enrollment guide.

Start the choice application process, or read FAQs.

Get in touch with Alisa Edwards.




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A personal home buying experience gone wrong was the catalyst for Alisa to jump ship from project management to helping people with homes, and now it's her dream job. Alisa lives her life by the mantra: Keep Calm and Carry On. There is not a hurdle in life or business that she doesn't find a way over, around or under.  Alisa knows and loves our city for the niche neighborhoods, diversity in architecture, and that small town feel wearing big city britches. San Diego is so easily navigated, wonderfully eclectic, and that bit of culture sprinkled on top. In helping clients and creating win-win situations, Alisa’s vision includes a warm smile, persistent positivity, a wealth of real estate knowledge and a get 'er done attitude.  Away from the office, Alisa enjoys training for races with her running team, fundraising for the local school and rocking out to 80"s music. And even though she used to “burn toast,” Alisa's cooking skills have evolved and she enjoys evening meals with her sweet family and bakes a killer chocolate chip cookie.  

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