Parents who are new to the area, reside within District attendance boundaries, and are enrolling a student for the first time in Capistrano Unified may enroll their child at the school serving their neighborhood either online or in person.
Walk-in Enrollment: To enroll in person, parents need to provide the school with two acceptable verification documents which include: a current electric/gas bill or water/sewer bill and a current mortgage statement or rental agreement. An escrow statement followed by a confirmation of closing is also acceptable. During the enrollment process, the name and address of the child’s previous school will be requested. Parents must also provide a birth certificate or other evidence of age and the child’s immunization records. (For immunization requirements at each grade level, please see following section on Immunization Requirements.) Please note that enrollment is not complete until all information has been reviewed by the school, other school forms are completed and residency has been verified.
Online Enrollment: Parents are encouraged to use our new online student enrollment system. Parents must have a valid address within the Capistrano Unified School District attendance area to use this system. Please note that enrollment is not complete until the online enrollment information has been reviewed by the school, other school forms are completed, residency has been verified and the school deems the entire enrollment process to be complete. Please click here for more information or to begin the online enrollment process.
Note: If your student has attended a CUSD school in the past, please contact your school office for an annual re-registration packet.
Parents of district students who would like their child to attend a school other than the school serving their neighborhood, should follow the process outlined under the Open Enrollment Program. Forms can be obtained at schools or at the CUSD Education Center during the Open Enrollment window. Check the website for the timelines.
There is no need to re-enroll students who are currently enrolled at a CUSD school.
Attention Kindergarten Parents
All neighborhood schools accept registration forms for kindergarten students. Cut-off dates for kindergarten enrollment are listed below. Changes in the entry date for kindergarten occurred with the implementation of the Kindergarten Readiness Act 2010. A child must turn 5 by the following dates in order to enroll:
2012-2013 November 1, 2012
2013-2014 October 1, 2013
2014-2015 September 1, 2014
Parents are encouraged to attend kindergarten orientation sessions that are held in the Spring prior to the child entering school in the fall. For more information on kindergarten registration and orientation, please contact individual schools.
Click Here for the Kindergarten page.