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School of Choice

Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC)

For the 2020-21 School Year

School of Choice:  January 13 - March 31, 2020

The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education maintains its commitment to provide educational choices to families to meet the diverse needs of all students. The district’s Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) Policy (5116.1) is regulated by space availability.  

SOC applications will be available at the Educational Support Services Office at 2080 Mission Ave. in Oceanside.

  • If your child is currently on a SOC and will remain at the same school next year—there is no need to reapply. 
  • If your child is entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, you need to apply for a SOC for the 2020-21 school year if you want your child to attend a school other than their school of residence.
  • Only applications received during Open Enrollment will be considered in the lottery process for School of Choice placement.  This is not a first come, first served arrangement.  All applications date stamped within Open Enrollment (Jan. 13 – Mar. 31) are given the same consideration within their priority categories.
  • NO e-mails, faxes, or mail will be accepted.
  • Parents will be notified of decision by mail to the address on the application.  Notifications will begin going out at the end of May.  Please do not call to check on the progress of your application as answering these calls takes away from our time to process applications.
  • Transportation is not provided for any student approved for School Of Choice.
  • There will NOT be an appeal process for School of Choice.  If we are able to process your request we will.  However if there are more requests than seats, the lottery process is the “non-biased” method our School Board has approved.

For questions or concerns regarding SOC (other than status of application), please contact:

Educational Support Services
Student Services Department
2080 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA  92058
(760) 966-7849 or (760) 966-7802