Deadline Dec. 1 for Specialty Schools

Fresno Unified School District offers a wide variety of school choice options, including popular magnet schools and specialized programs. For the 2017-18 school year, applications received before Dec. 1 will have priority in the selection process.

Families may apply for the transfer to any district school by completing an application. Learn more and print an application at, call (559) 248-7538, or drop in at the Transfers Office, 4120 N. First St., for more information.

The district offers more than 20 school choice options and career technical education (CTE) pathways.
For magnet and specialty schools, students are selected by random lottery when space is available at the requested grade level. Some of the district's specialty schools have admissions requirements, with students selected based on academic criteria.

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Lottery Application Schools

Elementary Schools

Bullard TALENT K-8 (visual and performing arts)
Hamilton TK-8 (global studies)
Yokomi TK-6 (science and technology)

Middle Schools

Baird 5-8 (global interdisciplinary program)
Ahwahnee 7-8 (environmental science)

High Schools

Design Science (early college)
Duncan Medical Academy
Duncan Polytechnical Academy
Fresno High International Baccalaureate
McLane Medical Research
Roosevelt School of the Arts

Duel Immersion (students learn to speak, read and write in English and Spanish)
Ewing Elementary
Leavenworth Elementary
Sunset Elementary

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Admission Criteria Schools
Elementary Schools

Manchester GATE 2-6 (gifted and talented)
Yokomi GATE 3-5 (gifted and talented)

Middle Schools

Cooper International Baccalaureate 6-8
Computech 7-8
Yosemite Dual Immersion 7-8 (learn to speak, read and write in Spanish and English)

High Schools

Edison Computech
Patiño School of Entrepreneurship 10-12