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Thank you for your interest in WUSD!

Thank you for your interest in WUSD!

Washington Unified (WUSD) welcomes you to be a part of a rich family history dating back to 1917 when the earliest residents of modern-day West Sacramento made education a priority for their children and built the original Washington Grammar School.
Today, we take that spirit to the next level as the premier provider of high-quality education in West Sacramento. We offer a variety of cutting-edge opportunities featuring Free College Savings Accounts for our kindergarteners, Spanish Dual Language Immersion, Virtual Academy (WUVA), Visual & Performing Arts, Career Technical Education, AVID, MESA, Before and After School Care, and so much more. Opportunity is waiting, enroll today!


Enrollment is for students who are new to the school district. Enrollment occurs throughout the school year when a new student is going to begin attending a WUSD School. Students will be enrolled in the district once and automatically enrolled each year. Student enrollment is managed by the School of Residence. You can complete the process online or by going to your school of residence directly.

The following materials are required for all student enrollments:

  • Online Enrollment Form, available through the Aeries Online Enrollment.
  • Scanned Copy or Photo: Original Birth Certificate, Birth Record, or Passport
  • Scanned Copy or Photo: Current Immunization Records
  • Scanned Copy or Photo: Proof of Residence (mortgage statement, closed escrow papers, or property tax bill)

For registration assistance or translation services,  please contact Isabel Mejia, WUSD Student Services, 916-375-7600, or email
Grade Level & Program Information

Grade Level & Program Information


WUSD offers a free preschool program serving children who reside in West Sacramento. The program is offered Monday to Friday for three hours a day with a morning and afternoon session. Your child is eligible for preschool if their 3rd or 4th birthday falls on or before December 1st, 2022.



2021-2022 (current school) Age Eligibility: 5th birthday fall on or before September 1, 2021. 
2022-2023 (August 2022) Age Eligibility: 5th birthday fall on or before September 1, 2022


Universal TK (UTK)

The WUSD Universal Transition Kindergarten (UTK) program serves as a bridge between preschool and traditional kindergarten, offering age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for our youngest students. You child is eligible for UTK if their 5th birthday falls on or between Sept. 2, 2022 - Feb. 2, 2023. Learn more about the program.


Spanish Dual Immersion

WUSD offers an award-winning Dual Immersion program available to NEW Kindergarden enrollments. Learn more about Spanish Dual Immersion program.
To Apply for Spanish Dual Immersion Kindergarten:
  2. Select "Elkhorn Village" as your home school.
  3. Select "Dual Immersion Program" from the Supplemental Questions list.
  4. Once you have completed WUSD Registration, then complete the Dual Immersion Application. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE DUAL IMMERSION APPLICATION ONLINE.
  5. Elkhorn Village staff will contact you directly.

River City High School

River City High School (RCHS) is the one and only comprehensive high school supporting all youth throughout the City of West Sacramento. For more information, visit the RCHS website or call (916) 375-7800 ext. 2068.
View the RCHS Course Catalog in Spanish: 2022-2023 Catalogo de Cursos
Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2026) Registration Course Request Sheet
Sophomore (Class of 2025) Registration Course Request Sheet
Junior (Class of 2024) Registration Course Request Sheet
Senior (Class of 2023) Registration Course Request Sheet
To register for the current 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 school year Click here to Register Online!

Washington Middle College HS

Washington Middle College High School (WMCHS) is a high school that offers a combination of high school and college courses as its curricular program through a process called “dual enrollment." Learn more about WMCHS.
Enrollment in WMCHS is limited. To begin, please submit an Enrollment Request HERE before registering online.

Virtual Academy (WUVA)

Washington Unified Virtual Academy (WUVA) provides online learning options for all students in grades K-8 to achieve their potential and acquire the skills necessary for College and Career Readiness. 

To enroll at WUVA, please see the 
  • If you reside in West Sacramento but are not a current WUSD Student, please start by filling out an Intra-District Transfer Request Form from your "home"/residence school to WUVA.
If you have questions, please call Student Services Department at 916-375-7600. 


Universal Transitional Kinder (UTK): 5th birthday falls on or between Sept. 2, 2022 - Feb. 2, 2023.
Kindergarten: 5th birthday falls on or before September 1, 2022
Preschool: 3rd or 4th birthday falls on or before December 1st, 2022.
transfer process

transfer process

An INTRA-District transfer refers to currently enrolled WUSD students who would like to transfer to another WUSD school other than the one assigned boundary to their home address. To find the neighborhood school your student will attend by address, visit the Interactive School Locator Map web page. 

An INTER-District transfer is used when families wish to enroll their student(s) in a school district other than the one assigned to their home address. This applies to students trying to transfer into and out of Washington Unified School District (WUSD).

Intra-District Transfer (MOVING WITHIN WUSD)

To begin the Intra-District Transfer process and transfer your student from one school to another school within WUSD, download and complete an Intra-District Transfer Request Form.
Intra-District Transfer Frequently Asked Questions (English, Spanish, Russian, Farsi). 
  • No student currently residing within a school's attendance area shall be displaced by an intradistrict transfer student. (EC 35160.5)
  • All students making the first request for an intradistrict transfer must first enroll at their school of residence. Once enrolled, the parent/legal guardian may apply for an intradistrict transfer. Parents/guardians are required to fill out an Intradistrict Form to indicate that they wish to transfer their student to another school and return the form to the Office of Student and Family Support Services at the District Office. Students currently on an intradistrict transfer must submit in writing their intent to continue in the school where they have enrolled. Continuing intradistrict transfer students will be considered before new applicants. However, continuing intradistrict transfer students may be subject to displacement due to excessive enrollment by students residing within a school's attendance area.
  • Interdistrict Transfer Permit (ITP) application priority will be given to students based on the following criteria:  (a) student has a sibling at that school (b) students whose parent/legal guardian is assigned to that school as his/her primary place of employment.
  • Parents/guardians who submit applications will be considered based on available space and the date of application. (First come, first serve basis). If no space is available the student is placed on a waiting list. Transfers are granted as space becomes available up until the winter break of that school year. No transfers will be made after winter break. If your transfer was not granted due to lack of space parents may fill out a new transfer for the upcoming school year.
  • Parents/guardians will be informed by a telephone call when the transfer is granted.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to get their student to the requested school.
  • Transfer requests that are approved are with the condition that the Intradistrict Transfer student may be displaced to their school of residence if an incoming resident student enrolls and no space is available.

Inter-District Transfer (COMING TO WUSD)

To begin the Inter-District Transfer process and transfer your student from one school district to another school district, download and complete the Inter-district Transfer Permit (ITP) application.
  • If you live outside of the West Sacramento, Washington Unified School District (WUSD) boundaries, you will need to complete an Interdistrict Transfer Permit (ITP) application
  • Contact your District of Residence to complete the necessary forms. Once your home district approves your transfer, you may submit your district's approved, signed Interdistrict Transfer Application to the WUSD Student Services Department for review and approval.
  • Permit transfers are approved based on space availability at the requested school. This application must be filled out each new school year. 
  • This inter-district transfer agreement must be filled out every year except for parents/guardians who work in West Sacramento. 
  • Once their initial interdistrict transfer agreement has been approved, WUSD becomes your district of residence as long as the parent/guardian works in West Sacramento.
In addition to your Inter-District Transfer Application, please submit: 
  • Your students' most current grades.
  • Your student's record of attendance.
  • Your student's behavior/discipline records from their most recent school.
  • If applicable, your student’s recent Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Inter-District Transfer (LEAVING WUSD)

To begin the Inter-District Transfer process and transfer your student out of WUSD, download and complete the Inter-district Transfer Permit (ITP) application.
  • Families may apply for a school outside of WUSD by completing the Inter-district Transfer Permit (ITP) application and emailing a scanned copy to or coming to the Student and Family Support Services Department at 930 Westacre Road to complete an application in person.
  • Inter-district Transfer Permit (ITP) requests may take up to 2 weeks to process.
Enrollment Questions & Assistance

Enrollment Questions & Assistance

The Student and Family Support Services Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to answer additional questions and assist you with the enrollment process.