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School Tours and Information Sessions for Registration 2020-21 School Year

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 annual lottery. The annual lottery determines placement in alternative schools.

Parent attendance at Information Sessions and School Tours 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 2020-21 school year. 

School Tour Dates

Please click the dates to register. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 8:40 - 11:30 AM

Friday, December 6, 2019, at 8:40 - 11:30 AM

Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 8:40 - 11:30 AM

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:40 - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 8:40 -11:30 AM

Note: School tours begin promptly at 8:40 and end at 11:30 am. Please, arrive early for parking and check-in.

Information Session Dates

Please click the dates below to register. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Monday, December 2, 2019, at 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 3:30 - 4:30 PM


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