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Online Enrollment

Online Enrollment Information for New Students

Welcome to Carlsbad Unified School District. Please complete the enrollment process and submit all required documents online. The school will contact you once the information has been verified or if additional information is still needed.

Select the grade level below to begin the process. Required documents vary depending on the grade level. Once in the system, make sure to select the correct year.

Pre-Enrollment Process - English

Pre-Enrollment Process - Spanish

K-TK New Student Enrollment         Gr 1-5 New Student Enrollment

Gr 6-8 New Student Enrollment         Gr 9-12 New Student Enrollment



Grade Level Placement 2024-25

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: 

Calavera Hills Elementary: For Calavera Hills & Hope students 
                                                         Jefferson Elementary: For Buena Vista, Kelly, Jefferson & Magnolia Students                                                        Poinsettia Elementary: For Aviara Oaks, Pacific Rim & Poinsettia Students 

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)

An intradistrict transfer is required for students who want to attend a CUSD school other than their residence school. Students must be pre-enrolled in order to submit this request. Please complete the pre-enrollment process online and contact your residence school for the next steps.


Residency requirements - English


Requisitos de Residencia - Espaundefinedol