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Last-Chance Spring Tour Tuesday, May 10, 2022! Live on Campus! Click Here! (For Fall 2022-23 School Year)

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You have one last-chance to tour and learn about our program!

Live and on our beautiful campus!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:30 am


Christa McAuliffe K-8 School is one of the Alternative Schools options within the Cupertino Union School District. Each alternative school operates under a unique philosophy. McAuliffe is a progressive, parent-participation school.

In order to make sure parents have a clear understanding of the scope of our program for students and family members, mandatory Information Sessions and School Tours must be attended in order to qualify for the Open Enrollment Lottery. The annual lottery determines placement in alternative schools.

Parent attendance at School Tours and Information Sessions are two separate required events parents must plan for and sign-up to attend. If our records indicate you did not attend both sessions, your family is ineligible for the lottery.

Special Notes: 

Each CUSD student has a student ID number. This student ID number is provided at the time of registration. It is very important that you provide this number to the McAuliffe School Attendance Secretary to complete your family's registration. 

Student ID numbers must be on file with the school attendance secretary before the beginning of Priority Open Enrollment. Failure to do so will make your family ineligible for the lottery.

Easy times for you to provide student ID numbers are during the Information Sessions or School Tours.

As you plan your exploration of our program, make sure you have reviewed the links below about the district's registration and enrollment process. Please make sure your child is registered with the district and your neighborhood attendance area school.

Cupertino Union School District General Registration Information

Cupertino Union School District Registration Requirements

Cupertino Union School District Priority Open Enrollment Information 

Links for locating your attendance area school.

Cupertino Union School District Elementary Schools list

Cupertino Union School District School Locator by Street

All new students for the current school year, in grades TK-8, must register at the Student Assignment Office at 1309 South Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, California.

The following information is for open enrollment in the 2022-23 school year.

Open Enrollment closed February 16, 2022.

The lottery will be held on March 31, 2022.

School Tour Dates for the 2022-23 school year

During the pandemic, we are hosting webinar-tours. The dates below are links for you to use to register in advance for a webinar-tour. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

When you join the webinar the day of your tour, it is very important that you complete the 'Check-In to the Tour' link that is made available to you. This check-in is our attendance record for the tour and one of the district requirements for eligibility in the open enrollment lottery.

We look forward to meeting you on one of our webinar-tours!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM


Information Session Dates for the 2022-23 school year

Attending an Information Session is a second requirement to satisfy district eligibility requirements to enter the open enrollment lottery.

Information sessions include observations and wisdom from current teachers about student success and classroom practices.

Below find links to our video conference Information Sessions. Pick the day and time that works for you to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Topic: McAuliffe Info Session #1
Time: Jan 20, 2022 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: McAuliffe Middle School Info Session
Time: Jan 27, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: McAuliffe Info Session #3
Time: Jan 31, 2022 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: McAuliffe Info Session #4
Time: Feb 8, 2022 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


For additional information about our program, please visit our Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group's website.


Note: Tour and Information Session attendance records are maintained for two years. If two years have passed and then you decide to participate in Open Enrollment, you will have to re-attend a School Tour and Information Session to be eligible.