Application & Enrollment

Mt. Everest Academy is a public school within the San Diego Unified School District.

A few things to note:

  • We are not an online school (although web searches will incorrectly state that). We are a blended program, meaning our curriculum is a blend of independent study and in-person classes, which may include online work, bookwork, collaborative projects, and presentations. Classes meet in person one time/week
  • We have a rolling admissions process, meaning we enroll throughout the beginning of each semester. 
  • If you are interested in a fully online program, please contact [email protected] (K-5 daily online instruction) or Virtual Academy, the online independent study school for the San Diego Unified School District.
  • Due to the nature of our school, you must reside in San Diego County to enroll. If you live outside of the San Diego Unified School District, you must obtain an inter-district transfer from the district where you reside.

MT. EVEREST ACADEMY enrolls students who show promise of success in a home-based education. The program requires students and their parents to make a commitment to work independently to meet state standards.

The 3 steps to the admissions process are outlined below.


  • Complete the application online:

To potentially start on the first day of school, August 12th, a completed application must be submitted by August 7th, 2024 

  • You will need to collect, scan, and upload all required documentation to the online application:
  • Birth Certificate and/or Passport
  • Immunization Record
  • Current address verification (current utility bill, cable bill, rental agreement)
  • Most recent I.E.P. (Individual Education Program), 504, or ISHP, if applicable
  • Most recent reading assessment test score (for grades 1-2)
  • Transfer grades or most recent progress report (for grades 1-6)
  • Most recent standardized reading test score (for grades 3-12)
  • Transcript and the most recent grade report (for grades 7-12)
  • Up-to-date attendance record (if the school year is underway)


  • Once your application is received and approved, you will be contacted to arrange a meeting with the counselor and/or principal. This meeting allows us to get to know you and for you to ask questions about the program to ensure we can meet your needs.      


Note: Students are reminded to remain in school until notified of an enrollment date at Mt. Everest Academy.

  • Once a student is accepted into the program, an enrollment appointment will be made. For students enrolled during the summer, appointments will occur between July 29 and August 8. the first day of school is August 12. For students enrolled after the start of school:
    • Middle and High School Students: Enrollment appointments will be made available on Sep. 9, Oct. 7, Dec.16, Feb. 3
    • Elementary Students: Enrollment appointments will be available Sep. 8, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 16, Feb. 3, Mar. 3
  • Please arrive at the school office 30-45 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete enrollment forms, and be sure to bring:  
  • Dental assessment form signed by a licensed dentist (for students entering their first year in public school, either in Kindergarten or 1st grade). 
  • Health check-up verification form signed by a physician (for students entering their first year in public school, either in Kindergarten or 1st grade). 
  • Withdrawal slip if the school year is underway.  Do not withdraw until notified of an enrollment appointment. 
  • Inter-district Transfer if a student resides outside the San Diego Unified School District.
  • At the enrollment appointment, students and parents will: 
  • Fill out all required enrollment forms for the school office.
  • Sign the master agreement for independent study.
  • Pick up all textbooks and related school materials.
  • Meet with the grade level supervising teacher (K-12) and content area teachers (6-12) for orientations. 



Prospective students are invited to take a school tour, which is offered on the first Wednesday of each academic month at 9:30 a.m.



Questions? Please contact us at 619-605-8700 or [email protected]

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