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, complete the 3 Steps outlined below and you'll be on your way to a successful school experience.
Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year is now open.
Before you start...
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.
- 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.
There are programs set up specifically for new incoming Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students.
- Kindergarten Program Information
- Transitional Kindergarten Program Information
- Immunizations - IUSD complies with all state requirements. Please click here for more information: Health Services
- If you are currently participating in a program at our Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), please click here for 2019-20 enrollment instructions
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 live for the 2019-20 school year.
*** Once the online pre-enrollment is completed, please proceed to Step 2 of the enrollment process. 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 or at One Stop.
STEP 2 - Gather the ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS
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: August 12, 2019 to June 5, 2020
One Stop: Enrollment during the summer break
Families enrolling for a year-round school will proceed directly to their assigned year-round school to complete the enrollment process. Vista Verde, Westpark and Woodbury will open on Thursday, July 11th. Plaza Vista will open on July 12th and ECLC will open on July 10th.
Please check your assigned neighborhood school's website for instructions
Dates: July 8 - August 1, 2019
Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Note: Gates will close promptly at 12:00 pm and families in line will be assisted.
Location: Portola High School, 1001 Cadence, Irvine, 92618
Questions? Contact Student Services at OneStop@iusd.org. Please DO NOT contact Portola HS with questions.
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.