Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is anticipated to begin sometime in May 2021.  Please check powayusd.com for more infomation.

Enrollment is for those students who are new to Poway Unified School District or have moved and are now returning to PUSD​

NEW to PUSD and live within Rancho Bernardo High School boundaries:
Please follow the links below to access all of the required documents and procedures for enrollment.

New Student Enrollment for Poway Unified School District is an on-line process. For new enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please use the Address Lookup tool to assist you with the confirmation of your correct School of Residence. 

PLEASE NOTE: Your student’s enrollment ensures a seat at a school in Poway Unified. We make every effort to enroll your child at your neighborhood school. In some cases, classes at your neighborhood school may reach capacity, in which case we will work with you to place your child at a nearby school.​

We apologize, but we can not accommodate drop-in enrollments. 

Please complete the New Student Enrollment Intake form for RANCHO BERNARDO HIGH SCHOOL  This form will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and you will be required to upload a copy of your Government Issued Photo ID, your student's age verification**  and residency verification documents [See Residency Verification Documentation]. 
** Original Birth Certificate, Current Passport or Baptismal Certificate (TK-12). 

  • Parent's or Guardian's Government Issued Photo ID
  • Student's birth certificate or Passport
  • two proofs of residency (e.g., Mortgage, Lease Agreement, Utility Bill, etc. with Address)
  • Immunization records (see Health Services for specifics)
  • High School Transcripts
    • Incoming 9th grade students need their most current report card
    • All other students need a high school transcript with all completed high school courses *Please note, the Request to Transfer Records does NOT include a transcript or report card. A transcript is required for proper course placement.

    • Students coming from foreign countries must bring a transcript for all courses equivalent to High School and school documentation stating how long the courses lasted, how many sessions per week, and how long a session lasted (instructional minutes). If not in English, all school documentation, birth certificates, and immunization records must be officially translated before we can accept them. All students from foreign countries should have F-1 Visas

 Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete the form and have the necessary documents ready to upload prior to beginning this step.  

Step 2 - Obtain Original Documents

STEP 2:  You will be contacted by your school site regarding next steps to complete the enrollment process. 
RBHS Enrollment email: 

Step 3 - Fill out and print Enrollment Documents

STEP 3: Prepare Middle/High School Required and Optional enrollment forms,  which you can find  below to be uploaded in Step 4. 

Step 4 - Fill out and print Enrollment Documents

STEP 4:  Per directions from your school enrollment team, upload Middle/High School Required and Optional Enrollment Forms (below). If possible, registration forms and other documentation should be submitted in PDF format.

If you do not have access to a scanner, there are multiple free phone apps that transform photos into PDF documents, including: 


Step 5 - Bring Original Documents and Enrollment Forms

STEP 5: Upon receipt and review of Required Enrollment Forms, you will be contacted by your school site in regards to enrollment confirmation and placement. 


Please email your School Site Enrollment Administrator using the Enrollment Email by School:  Enrollment-RanchoBernardo@powayusd.com 

  1. Follow the STEPS 1-5 to access the intake form and the required documents and procedures for enrollment.
  2. Click HERE to access Course Request Forms .  Choose the appropriate grade for your student and print.  This page of the website also has links to the course offerings and catalog which will assist you in your students course selections.

After completing the New Student Enrollment Intake form, please watch for an email from  RBHS Counseling enrollment-ranchobernardo@powayusd.com within two weeks regarding next steps to complete the enrollment process. 

(B)  Students who live outside of Rancho Bernardo High School boundaries:

Link to PUSD Student Attendance and Discipline Dept. for Interdistrict and Intradistrict Transfers.

To check school boundaries for a particular address go to the PUSD website at powayusd.com or click here.
After receiving your approval letter in the mail, complete your child's grade specific Course Request  Form (CRF).  When completed,  drop off at
Rancho Bernardo's Counseling Office. 


Q:  How can we arrange to come to campus for a tour and sit in a few a classes to determine if it is the right fit for us?
A:  Rancho Bernardo High School is a closed campus.  As such, visitors are not permitted on campus during the school day.  We do not provide tours for prospective students and their families.  However, a vast amount of information about the campus is available on the Rancho Bernardo High School website. 
Q:  We applied for an Intra District Transfer (IDT) and want to register for classes.  What's our registration code to access the online system through MyPlan? 
A:  The District Office will notify Rancho Bernardo once an IDT has been approved.  We will then provide information required for online registration.  If your approval comes in after the online period has ended during the springtime, you will still be able to register for classes using paper forms.  Course registration is not on a first-come, first-served basis.  We use the course requests submitted online as a means of building the master schedule for next year, which lets us know what our staffing needs will be.  Any requests coming in after this period of time will be hand entered into our system.  To obtain more information and forms required for course registration, click here.
Q:  I'm worried that my son/daughter will have last priority or won't get any classes if we do not receive approval to attend Rancho Bernardo High School until later in the year.  How may we go about registering for classes now?
A:  We must always have approval from the District Office before course registration may be completed on an incoming student.  Once approved, a student may register for courses.  All Rancho Bernardo requests are approved by either a counselor or administrator.  They will ensure each student enrolls in courses necessary for graduation based on their current grade level.  For example, all students are required to take an English course every year so we will be sure to enroll a new student in an appropriate English course for their particular grade level.  
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