Enroll in Irvine USD

Welcome to the Irvine Unified School District!

Our teachers, administrators and support staff are committed to academic excellence and quality service for our families. As such, we hope to make the enrollment process as quick and convenient as possible.

To enroll,  follow the steps outlined below and you'll be on your way to a successful school experience.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is open.
Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year is now open.

Before you start...

Grade-Level Placement:
It is recognized that students do their best work in school when they are placed in a grade with other students of the same chronological age. The following links provide IUSD guidelines for placing students at the appropriate grade level. Please contact your assigned neighborhood school if you have any questions regarding grade-level placement.

  • 2018-2019 School Year - Grade Level Placement Guidelines
  • 2019-2020 School Year - Grade Level Placement Guidelines

Assigned Neighborhood Schools:
Based on the address of your residence in Irvine, you will be assigned a neighborhood school. Please note that Culverdale and Westpark share a "Super Attendance" area, meaning both are considered that area's neighborhood schools. If you live in this area and Westpark becomes full in a grade level, Culverdale will be considered your neighborhood school, and vice versa.

Kindergarten Programs:
There are programs set up specifically for new incoming Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students.

Intradistrict/School Choice Policy:
The district has an Intradistrict/School Choice policy that allows students to apply to attend a school other than their assigned school. Approvals are for one year only and must be subsequently reviewed. Note that each school is required to serve the students who live within its attendance boundary before accepting students outside the boundary. Additionally, some schools may be unavailable for Intradistrict/School Choice.

****NOTICE: Irvine Unified School District is not a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified school district. Therefore, enrollment of a student with B, F-1, J-1, or M visa status in the District could negatively impact a student's visa status.

Information on application for admission to a SEVP certified school can be found at:  https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/school-search


step 1 - Online Pre-Enrollment

For students new to the district, IUSD has set up an online data entry process that will help you get started with the enrollment process. You must have a valid address within the Irvine Unified School District attendance area to use this system. Verification of residence and immunizations will be required before you complete the enrollment process. Please note: If a student previously attended a school within IUSD and is returning, you do not need to complete the Aeries Internet Registration in Step 1, begin with Step 2.


Once the online  pre-enrollment  is completed, check your school's website for instructions on how to make an appointment to bring in the enrollment documents in order to complete steps 2 & 3.  Step 1 does not secure your child's spot in your assigned neighborhood school.  The spot will be confirmed once all 3 steps are completed.  


To enroll click below:
Aeries Internet Registration 

***This link will is now live for both the current school year, 2018-19 and the upcoming school year, 2019-20. Please be sure to choose the appropriate school year for which you are enrolling from the drop down menu once you begin the online enrollment.


*** Once the online pre-enrollment is completed, please check your school's website on how to make an appointment to bring in the enrollment documents.  Please note that the time you do the online enrollment does not determine your placement at the school.  Enrollment will be finalized once the 3rd step is completed in person at the school site. 


Once you have completed the online data entry process, your next step is to complete the enrollment process. 

step 3 - Enrollment completion process

Once you have completed Steps 1 and 2, you'll need to complete enrollment at one of two locations below, depending on the time of year.

Your neighborhood school:  Mid-August to June 7, 2019

One Stop: Enrollment during the summer break

Please check your assigned neighborhood school's website for instructions
on how to make an appointment to complete Step 3 and finalize the enrollment process.


Click here for school websites


2018-19 School Return Dates

For new families enrolling with IUSD during the summer break


Dates: July 8-August 1, 2019

Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Location: TBD



That's it!  Once you have completed Step 3, your enrollment is complete.

For information regarding your assigned school please click on the link below.

Before/After School Care options can be found by visiting the City Of Irvine's website. 

For more information about IUSD schools, please browse our district website, or visit our individual school websites.


If you have any questions about IUSD's enrollment process, please feel free to contact our office.