How to Enroll in Choice Programs

DJUSD offers eight choice school programs: four elementary schools, one junior high, one high school, one continuation high school, and one school for independent study.  Information about kindergarten enrollment for a choice program can be found in the TK/Kinder information and registration section. 

Elementary Choice Program application deadline is Friday March 17, 2023.  All applications need to be submitted to [email protected] or dropped off at the district office, 526 B street, by 5pm March 17, 2023.  

Link to Birch Lane Website
Birch Lane Elementary Montessori
Any DJUSD student may register for Birch Lane Montessori during  Kindergarten registration. If more students enroll than space available, students will be entered in a lottery. All students registered during this window enter the lottery on equal terms. Students older than Kindergarten may enter the Montessori program on a case-by-case basis depending on space and prior experience in a Montessori program.    


2023-24 School Year Registration
Registration will take place via email beginning on February 27, 2023.  You will email all of the required documents to enrollment
@djusd.net and include the Montessori Application (Spanish).  

Link to Chavez website
César Chávez Elementary
Any student eligible to attend DJUSD may register in the Spanish Language Immersion Program at César Chávez Elementary (CCE), regardless of language background. Students of varying abilities and needs contribute to the diversity of the community. Parents should understand that becoming bilingual (exhibiting cognitive, academic and linguistic benefits of immersion) takes approximately seven years in an intense learning environment. It is therefore desirable for students to participate through at least the sixth grade.

Kindergarten students are chosen by lottery system. If there is space, students in grades first through sixth must go through an assessment process conducted at the school site. Additional information can be found here or by contacting César Chávez Elementary.

2023-24 School Year Registration
Registration will begin via email on February 27, 2023.  You will email all of the required documents to enrollment@djusd.net and include the Cesar Chavez Application.  If you want your child to have native speaker priority, make sure the box is checked on the application.  You will be contacted by Cesar Chavez staff to set up an assessment appointment.
 

Link to Fairfield website
Fairfield Elementary
Students are chosen for Fairfield Elementary by a lottery system, with preference given to siblings and residents of the area.  

To apply to Fairfield Elementary School after school is already in session, you will need to contact Korlyn Gibson, District Enrollment Specialist at the District Office. [email protected]  If you have questions about the Fairfield program, contact Patwin Elementary School.

 
2023-24 School Year Registration
Registration will take place via email beginning on February 27, 2023.  You will email all of the required documents to enrollment@djusd.net and include the Fairfield ApplicationFairfield Application Checklist

Link to Montgomery website
Two-Way Bilingual Spanish Immersion (TWBI) at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary
The best practice structure of a TWBI program is to have a balance of native Spanish and native English speakers so that students, as well as teachers, will serve as language models for each other. Students will be enrolled in TWBI using policies that help achieve as much balance as possible between these target language groups.

Interested Kindergarten families should complete the TWBI interest form and register in person at the District Office or submit via e-mail to [email protected]  If you have a student who is older than Kindergarten and wish to learn about TWBI enrollment, your child must go through an assessment at the school site. Preference for enrollment is given to students who live in the Montgomery boundary area, to students with siblings already attending Montgomery, and native Spanish speakers.  

If there are more students interested in enrolling than space available, a waiting list will be formed. Additional information can be found here or by contacting the Montgomery Elementary office.

2023-24 School Year Registration
Registration will take place via email beginning on February 27, 2023.  You may email all of the required documents to enrollment@djusd.net and include the Montgomery Application (English) or the Montgomery Application (Spanish) or come to the district office located at 526 B Street for assistance, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. 


Link to Da Vinci websiteLink to Da Vinci website

Da Vinci Charter Academy

Students in grades 7- 12 may submit an application to attend Da Vinci Charter Academy junior high or high school. As a charter school, Da Vinci is permitted to accept students from outside the the Davis Joint Unified School District. When the number of applicants exceeds capacity, Da Vinci will prioritize DJUSD residents over non-residents. Please note that Da Vinci junior high and high school are on different campuses. Da Vinci Junior High shares a campus with Emerson Junior High in West Davis and Da Vinci High is located on E. Eighth Street in East Davis. Contact Da Vinci High School office for more information.

2022-23 School Year Application 
Junior High: Registration information, including the 2022-23 Application can be found on the Da Vinci Junior High website

High School: Registration information, including the 2022-23 Application can be found on the Da Vinci High website

2023-24 School Year
Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open on February 1, 2023.  Deadline for Da Vinci applications will be Friday March 10, 2023.  Students applying post March 10th will be placed on a waitlist. 


 Link to King website
Martin Luther King, Jr. Continuation High School
King High School accepts students on a case-by-case basis at the beginning of each quarter, unless a student is transferring from another continuation school in California. Contact the King High School office for more information.



Link to DSIS website

Davis School For Independent Study (DSIS)
Attending a mandatory information meeting is the first step in enrolling at DSIS. At this meeting, parents and students will learn about DSIS in order to determine if DSIS is a good fit for the student. Please contact the DSIS office for more information.

2023-24 School Year Registration 
Registration will take place via email beginning on February 27, 2023.  You will email all of the required documents to enrollment@djusd.net.