The Application Process
Under Oakland Unified School District's School Options open enrollment program, all entering kindergarten, middle, and high-school students must submit an application to attend a school in the fall, even if it’s the school in their neighborhood.
Enrollment period for the 2020-2021 school year:
OUSD's enrollment window for the 2020-21 school year
opens November 4, 2019 and closes February 7, 2020.
All applications received in this window will be included in the Round 1 enrollment lottery.
For more information, please visit www.ousd.org/enroll
Requests for transfers to other OUSD schools (for the following fall) are also accepted during the open enrollment period. Students already enrolled at a school do not need to reapply each year to continue attending there.
OUSD usually makes applications available in November or December. You can pick up an application at Cleveland's main office (please call first), any OUSD elementary school, or from the Student Assignment Center at 746 Grand Avenue. Applications will also be available online at www.ousd.k12.ca.us/enroll
Completed forms (and required documentation) can be submitted to Cleveland's main office or the Student Assignment Center at 746 Grand Avenue. If you have questions or need more information, please call (510) 273-1600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Options Application Brochure
The Options Brochure is an annual publication produced by the District's Student Assignment Office. It provides basic information about all of OUSD's schools, including a school description, API scores and demographic data, and contact information. The Options Brochure provide a great jumping-off point for learning about what OUSD schools have to offer.
The Options Brochure is usually available in November or December. For more information, see the Student Assignment Center's website at www.ousd.org/enroll