Holmes Enrollment Information

Universal Transitional Kindergarten 2024-2025

Get An Early Start on Enrolling Your Youngest Learners

The UTK Pre-Enrollment Window for 2024-25 has CLOSED. Families who completed and submitted an application by the February 2nd deadline will be notified by February 12th of their status.

UTK is a new grade level preceding kindergarten, open to all students who will turn age 4 by September of this year — children born between September 2, 2019 and September 1, 2020.

Beginning January 22, families may contact their neighborhood school directly to complete the UTK enrollment packet. If space at the school of residence becomes full, Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options (NSEO) will assist families in enrolling in the next closest school with space available.

In UTK, students receive a full day of school aligned with the elementary school bell schedule and calendar. Each class has two teachers who provide developmentally appropriate teaching practices to help prepare students for kindergarten success. All UTK students are offered free and nutritious breakfast and lunch at school.

San Diego Unified also offers a part-day early learning program at 17 school sites and an extended-day early learning program at Central Elementary School for 3 and 4-year old children for qualifying families. Children who turn 5 years old on or by September 1 are age-eligible for Kindergarten and will not be enrolled in UTK.

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For further questions, please contact School Clerk, Miriam Jacobson at [email protected]

Neighborhood Student Enrollment for 2024-2025:

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 will begin in mid-April. Please contact School Clerk, Miriam Jacobson, [email protected] beginning on April 8th to confirm the registration start date. There is no online enrollment at this time.

Neighborhood Student Enrollment for 2023-2024:

Enrollment for grades kindergarten – 5th grade for the 2023-24 school year is still available. Families must reside within our school boundaries. If you’re not sure, you can use this tool: School Finder.

To enroll, please complete the online registration found here: New Student Online Enrollment for 2023-24. Please note: this online enrollment process is only for students who are new to San Diego Unified. If your child has previously been enrolled at a school in San Diego Unified, please contact Holmes directly.

You may also contact School Clerk, Miriam Jacobson at [email protected] for fillable electronic forms, or you may stop by the office for a hardcopy packet between the hours of 8:00am – 3:30pm daily. If coming to Holmes, please park on the street and not in the staff parking lot. Contact Miriam with any questions regarding enrollment.


Choice Enrollment 

The “priority window” for Choice application for school year 2024-2025 ended on November 15, 2023.

The Choice Application "Priority Window" for School Year 2024-2025 was from October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023 and will be part of the lottery process which will be completed in February 2024.  Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2024.

Late applications may be submitted and will be processed in date/time order received. "Choice Priorities" do not apply to applications submitted after November 15, 2023. The last day to complete Choice application for school year 2024-2025 is August 9, 2024.    

For more information, and to apply, visit: SD Unified Choice Enrollment.

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