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Registration* for the 2021-2022 School Year begins February 1st, 2021

*The registration information below is only for students who do not currently attend a school within Santa Cruz City Schools. If you are unsure if you need to complete a pre-registration form, please contact our Counseling Department for assistance.

**If your child has ever attended a school within our district, please contact our Counseling Department for enrollment information.

To register a brand new student to SCCS, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Determine your school of attendance

Click here to verify your school of attendance.

If Santa Cruz High School is not your designated school or if your home address is not listed in the boundary book, please see the Intradistrict/Interdistrict Transfers page for more information.

Step 2: Register your student 

  • Returning Students
    Students who are returning to the district (Santa Cruz City Schools) or who have a sibling in the district, please contact our Counseling Secretary at (831)429-3960 Ext. 300 or email italiadeleon@sccs.net for information on how to register your student.
  • New Students
    All students new to the district must register online.
  1. Pre-Registration 
  2.  Check your email 
    •  You will receive an access code to create your Illuminate Parent Portal. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder or contact our Counseling Secretary.
  3.  Create your Illuminate Parent Portal 
  4.  Pre-Registration Forms 
    •  The Counseling Secretary will send Pre-Registration Forms to you via the Illuminate Parent Portal. Please complete these forms as soon as possible.


Step 3: Submit Required Documents

Registration cannot be approved until we have all required documents. To finalize your student’s registration, you must provide the following to our Counseling Secretary:

  • Verification of Age (Birth Record, Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate, Passport or Affidavit of the Parent, Guardian or Custodian of the minor)
  • Proof of Residence (PG&E or Water Utility Bill)
    • With approved Intradistrict or Interdistrict Transfer Application (if applicable)
  • Copy of High School Transcript or Latest Report Card

    (Not applicable to B40 and Shoreline Middle School)

  • Copy of current IEP or 504 Plan (if applicable)

If you have any questions about enrolling your student, please contact our Counseling Secretary at (831)429-3960 Ext. 300 or email italiadeleon@sccs.net.