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Open Enrollment Transfers

All Open Enrollment requests must be submitted inside of Online Registration by February 1 at 4pm.
No late applications will be accepted. 
Note: Open Enrollment is only accessible for incoming 9th grade students when submitting an Online Registration application from October 15 - February 1. If you are enrolling outside of this window, Open Enrollment is closed.
Open Enrollment Public Drawing: THURS. 2/8/23

Open Enrollment Public Drawing: THURS. 2/8/23

Please feel free to join us at the District Office as we process Open Enrollment data:
Topic: Open Enrollment Public Drawing
When: Feb 8, 2023 01:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: Zoom
Open Enrollment General Information

Open Enrollment General Information

Open Enrollment transfers are available to incoming 9th grade students who wish to attend TIDE, EPAA, or a school other than their assigned home school. After enrollment targets are established at each school, and a determination is made that there are available seats, a random, unbiased drawing will be held to assign students to those open seats. SUHSD's Administrative Regulation 5116.1 includes further information.
Open Enrollment Transfer Timeline (dates below are annual and do not change):
  • October: Online Registration and Open Enrollment parent letter is sent via email and US Postal mail to current 8th grade students
  • October 15: Priority Online Registration window opens; all Open Enrollment requests must be completed when submitting Online Registration application, prior to the deadline of February 1st.
  • February 1: Open Enrollment window Closes at 4:00pm
    • No late applications are accepted
  • February 8: Public drawing will be held (if necessary) for those schools which have more requests than available seats. Students will not know if their application request has been approved at this drawing. The drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m (electronically via video conference). Your attendance is not required.
  • First week of March: Approved transfer letter sent to those families who have a transfer approved. A wait list will be established for those who have not had their application approved.
  • April 30: The waitlist expires. If you do not receive a letter regarding the waitlist by this date, you were not approved for a transfer. SUHSD will not send out letters for non-approval for students on the waitlist.
For incoming 9th graders who miss the Open Enrollment deadline and are still interested in attending TIDE or EPAA, please submit Online Registration and select the appropriate school in the "Reason for Online Registration" field (see the image below). Student Services will facilitate these transfers if space is available. If you are a current student in SUHSD, or an incoming 10th, 11th, or 12th grader and interested in attending TIDE or EPAA, please contact the respective school for more information.
Photo of TIDE Academy Class of 2023 Graduation

Interested in TIDE Academy?

Come and find out WHY TIDE Academy is a great small public high school option in the Sequoia Union High School District! Please join us for TIDE Academy's 8th Grade Information Night on October 19th at 6 PM and hear from our academic departments, students, administrators, parents, counselors and our partner Foothill College about our dual enrollment program. TIDE Academy also offers After School Tours and Shadow Opportunities to spend the day with a current TIDE Academy student! All information about our events is also on our website at
¡Ven y descubre POR QUÉ TIDE Academy es una excelente opción de escuela secundaria pública pequeña en el Sequoia Union High School District! Únase a nosotros para la Noche de información de octavo grado de TIDE Academy el 19 de octubre a las 6 p.m. y escuche a nuestros departamentos académicos, estudiantes, administradores, padres, consejeros y nuestro socio Foothill College sobre nuestro programa de inscripción dual. ¡TIDE Academy también ofrece visitas guiadas regulares después de la escuela y oportunidades de visita para pasar el día con un estudiante actual de TIDE Academy! Toda la información sobre nuestros eventos también se encuentra en nuestro sitio web en
For more information:

Interested in East Palo Alto Academy?

Interested in enrollment at East Palo Alto Academy for the 2024-2025 school year?
Below are details on upcoming events:
Parent Information Nights
When: Wednesday, November 15 or Wednesday, January 17th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: East Palo Alto Academy, 1050 Myrtle St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Contact: Vice Principal, Ms. Miranda-Pinkney at
Shadow Days
You are welcome to come experience what it is like to be an EPAA student for the day.  
To visit you can either call our school office at (650) 839-8900 to schedule an appointment or email our Vice Principal, Ms. Miranda-Pinkney at Our office hours are from 8:15 am- 4:15 pm.  You will be contacted and sent the form you need to complete in order to visit our school.  
For more information about our 10-year promise, and EPAA college scholarships, visit our website,

Important Info

Upon submitting Online Registration with an Open Enrollment request, you agree to and understand the following:

    • Open Enrollment Transfers are available only to incoming 9th grade students
    • Open Enrollment Transfers will not be reversed or rescinded once the submission window is closed and the deadline has passed
    • Younger Siblings of current students attending the requested or desired school (residing in the same household) will have priority above other Open Enrollment Transfer Applications. An older student is not eligible to transfer to the school of a younger sibling
    • If an Open Enrollment Transfer is requested, the new school becomes the student’s home school
    • Open Enrollment Transfer requests are made on a space available basis at each school site
    • Late applicants will NOT be added to the wait list.
    • If you apply for an Open Enrollment transfer and are granted your choice, you are responsible for transportation of your student

Home School Search

What is my Assigned Home School?

Click on this link and input your address to find your assigned home school. You may also call the Sequoia Union High School District Office at 650.369.1411 ext. 22395 and ask for assistance.

Boundary Exception Requests

Ninth Grade Boundary Exception Requests

Applied to one of the following three categories below, listed in order of priority in which they will be granted:
  • Tinsley Program - Board Policy
    Students transitioning to the Sequoia Union High School District after participation in the Tinsley Program shall be assigned to district high school campuses pursuant to the district's current school boundary map. However, each such student will be allowed to transfer to the same district high school campus assigned to other students attending the elementary/middle school that the student attended pursuant to the Tinsley Program. Such requests will be granted to the extent there is capacity at the requested school.
  • Redesignated Boundaries- Board Policy
    Students living in an attendance area that was re-designated as a result of the boundary changes adopted by the Board of Trustees effective as of the 2015-16 school year may request to attend the school to which they were originally assigned.
  • Students residing in "the Avenues"
    Students residing in the North Fair Oaks community known as "The Avenues" (area within the boundaries of Middlefield Road, Edison Way, and Eighth Avenue) who remain within Menlo-Atherton High School attendance area and wish to attend Sequoia High School
These requests are subject to the following:
  • Must be filed during the Open Enrollment period
  • Must request Open Enrollment when submitting Online Registration
  • Are available on a space available basis


1. How does the district determine which high school my student is assigned to?
The district determines which high school your student attends based on your home address. Click Boundary Search to perform search. Online Registration must be completed (online or in person at the district office); see the Enrollment page for further details.


2. What if the school assigned is not my preferred school?
If you have an incoming 9th grader, please complete an Open Enrollment request when submitting Online Registration. Approvals are lottery-based and not guaranteed. This applies to incoming 9th grade students only.


3. Do I have to submit an Open Enrollment transfer if I want my student to attend their ASSIGNED home school?


4. Can my student return to his/her originally assigned school if the new school does not work out?
No. Once the transfer request is approved, you may not rescind or transfer.


5. Does my student qualify for sibling priority if they have a sibling who previously attended the school but has since graduated?
No. In order to qualify for the sibling priority, the student must have a sibling assigned to the school during the school year requested.


6. Can I appeal if my child does not get into our desired school through Open Enrollment?
No. There is no appeal process. If your student does not get into your desired school through the Open Enrollment Transfer process, he/she must attend his/her assigned school. 

need assistance?

need assistance?

For Open Enrollment assistance, please contact: