Why Enroll at La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools?

Welcome to La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools, where we have unique and dynamic programs and instructional pathways to engage and inspire all children! La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is proud to serve out students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.

In addition to robust and caring neighborhood schools with award-winning teachers and programs, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is also proud to offer academies with specialty programs to enhance each child’s strengths and unique interests. Learn about great options for enrollment here:

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Enrolling Your Child In School

To enroll your child, pick up a Registration packet at the school your child will attend beginning March 2nd for the upcoming school year. Proof of legal age is required for children entering kindergarten (or first grade if the child is not attending kindergarten). You will need your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and two proofs of residency. Contact the school for more specific information.  

What you should bring to registration:

  • Original birth certificate, passport, or hospital certificate
  • Original immunization records
  • Two proofs of residence (driver’s license, Department of Motor Vehicles Personal Identification Card, deed to a home or closing escrow papers, copy of receipt of current San Diego County property tax bill, rental agreement including registered owner and renter’s signatures, copies of current month’s bills or installation, receipts for gas, electric, cable TV, water/sewer, trash and or telephone, receipt from moving company for moving household goods or receipt showing delivery of newly purchased major appliance or furniture, military housing orders, pay stub with address, voter registration, or correspondence from a government agency.)
  • Report of recent health checkup
  • Child’s health history
  • Previous special education information (current copy of I.E.P.)

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

We will begin accepting kindergarten registration on March 1, 2021, at your school of residence.  Designated residence sites for TK are available on the district website. You can find more information regarding the kindergarten registration process via the following link:

Kindergarten Enrollment Letter 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten Enrollment Letter 2021-2022 School Year (Español)

2021-2022 Academy Enrollment

Academies (excluding Kempton Literacy Academy) accept applications between October 5 and December 3.  Applications for enrollment are turned in directly to the school site. Transfer applications for academies are submitted after your student has been preliminary accepted to your school of choice. The academies also serve as designated schools of residence for middle school students (see below). Students for whom the academy is the school of residence and who apply during the open enrollment period will be given priority placement. 

  • LMAAC is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8
  • STEAM is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8
  • SVA is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8

Parkway Middle School is an enrollment option for students in grades 7-8; their enrollment window begins in February.  See below for further information.

Academy/Middle School Options Parent Meetings – English

Academy/Middle School Options Parent Meetings – Spanish

School Options for Students Entering 4th – 8th Grade – English

School Options for Students Entering 4th – 8th Grade – Spanish 

Open Enrollment/School Transfers

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Open enrollment is available to pupils whose parents or guardians currently reside within District attendance areas and to pupils who have otherwise established residence pursuant to provisions of Education Code 48204 or 48209. This policy allows parents to select the District school they wish their child to attend regardless of their school of residency. Requests for admission are based on a random, unbiased selection process, and space availability. See Frequently Asked Questions About Transfers 2021-2022 School Year in the link below.

Parent Transfer FAQ 2021-2022 School Year

Parent Transfer FAQ 2021-2022 School Year (Español)

How can I submit a transfer?

Transfers can be submitted in one of three ways:

  1. Via email to transfers@lmsvschools.org
  2. Via U.S. mail (postmarked by March 31, 2021) to the following address:

Attn: Transfers, Student Supports
4750 Date Ave, 
La Mesa, CA 91942

  1. In person at the Education Center located at 4750 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. All required health policies will be followed.  

Transfers for the 2021-2022 School Year

We begin accepting transfers for non-academy schools, including Transitional Kindergarten sites and Kempton Literacy Academy, between February 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021. Once the transfer window closes on March 31, 2021, applicable lotteries will be held.  Families will be notified as soon as possible. It is our intent to try to meet our beginning of June notification timeline. Notification will be by mail. 

Transfers received on or after April 1, 2021, will be processed in the order received and families will be notified as soon as possible.

Blank interdistrict and intradistrict transfer forms are below under “Related Resources” or can be picked up at the Education Center located at 4750 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942, or at all district schools.

If you are interested in applying or have applied to Spring Valley Academy, STEAM Academy @La Presa, or La Mesa Arts Academy, please see below.

IntraDistrict Attendance Permits

(Residence within the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools boundaries)

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers students the option of attending a school other than their designated school of residency. The district’s Intradistrict Attendance Policy allows parents/guardians of children residing within the district the opportunity to select the school they wish their child to attend, pending space availability. LMSV Board policy has established that students seeking enrollment in a school of choice shall be determined through a random, unbiased selection process. For students going on to middle school, you will need to complete a new intradistrict transfer if you wish for your student to attend a middle school other than your school of residence. All applications received by March 31, 2021, shall be eligible for participation in this random selection process. Because of the large enrollments at many district schools, space for students seeking intradistrict attendance is limited. Should a school receive more applications than there are spaces available, a random, unbiased selection process will be used to determine the order of acceptance. Requests made after March 31, 2021, shall be processed in the order they are received.  Requests will be approved if the reason for the request is within the regulations outlined on the reverse of the transfer form and as long as space is available at the requested school.

Interdistrict Attendance Permits

(Residence outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools boundaries)

If you reside outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District boundaries and wish for your student to attend a school in our district, you must complete the Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit.  The permit must be completed and approved prior to your child attending school in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School DistrictPermit forms will be available at the Education Center in your district of residence.  Because of the large enrollments at many district schools, space for students seeking Interdistrict attendance is limited.  Should a school receive more applications than there are spaces available, a random, unbiased selection process will be used to determine the order of acceptance. Requests will be approved if the reason for the request is within the regulations outlined on the reverse of the transfer form and as long as space is available at the requested school.  Your child must enroll and attend the school of residence for the 2020-2021 school year until an Interdistrict Attendance Permit is approved.  Failure to do so may result in your child being considered truant. 

Continuing Intradistrict/Interdistrict Students

All students currently enrolled on an intradistrict or interdistrict transfer are automatically granted ongoing enrollment at the current school of choice unless they are in Transitional or Early Admission Kindergarten.  All students that are currently enrolled in Transitional or Early Admission Kindergarten on an intradistrict or interdistrict transfer must complete a new transfer if they wish to stay at that school or attend a school other than their school of residence. If your child is moving from elementary school to middle school in our district, and is currently on an interdistrict transfer, you must complete a new interdistrict transfer to attend a middle school. This will allow a more accurate enrollment projection for the upcoming year. If you plan to make any change in enrollment or are planning to enroll a kindergarten sibling at the same school of choice, you must complete a new transfer request for that child only. Please note that the revocation of an approved intradistrict or interdistrict transfer may occur due to program capacity, unsatisfactory attendance, excessive tardies, and/or unsatisfactory behavior.

Related Resources

Intradistrict Transfer Request (Transfer Between Schools in our District)

Intradistrict Transfer Request (Transferencia Entre Dos Escuelas Dentro del Distrito-Español)

Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit (Transfer from Outside our District)

Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit (Transferencia Fuera del Distrito-Español)

You can find more information regarding the transfer process via the following link:

Transfer Enrollment Letter TK-8th Grade 2021-2022 School Year

Transfer Enrollment Letter TK-8th Grade 2021-2022 School Year (Español)

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    • Arts and Music Education
    • Spanish Language Immersion
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
    • Online, Home School, and Blended Learning Programs
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