Alice Birney is a school without neighborhood boundaries, meaning that all students enter through the Sacramento City Unified School District Open Enrollment process. The school district sets a date when parents must register students online through the district site (www.scusd.edu) or by walk-in at Open Enrollment Center (5735 47th Avenue). All specifics around the Open Enrollment process are available on the district web site.

Because our school curriculum and methods of teaching are unique, in addition to participating in the district Open Enrollment process, Alice Birney has criteria that needs to be met to be included in the district lottery. The first step is to schedule and participate in a school visitation. School visitation dates will be announce in fall of 2018. To schedule a visit, please call 395-4510. Visits are limited to 50 participants. Plan on spending two hours at the school. Visitations are for adults only. Because we will be visiting classrooms during the regular school day, do not bring children.

At the conclusion of the visitation, there is a question/answer session and the opportunity to complete an interest form for all prospective students. Once the interest form is complete, a copy of the current IEP or 504 Plan, if applicable, and most recent report card and assessment scores will be collected from prospective students for grades 1-8. Incoming students are expected to have excellent attendance, positive behavior, and a strong academic history. Once district registration AND the Alice Birney criteria are met, the child can be entered into the lottery. Families will be notified by the district when and where the child is placed on the list for enrollment. Students may also be invited to attend a day at Alice Birney.

Alice Birney Families: If you have younger children starting in Early Kindergarten or Kindergarten in September 2018, you must sign up and attend the November, December or January visitation day. Just call the office at 916-395-4510 or drop in to sign up. Please know that sibling families are not exempt from this requirement, and failure to attend a visitation will result in ineligibility for Kindergarten.

Enrollment at Alice Birney is not complete until registration occurs at the site level. Specific dates and times will be communicated for registration at the school.