Application & Enrollment

Mt. Everest Academy is a public school within 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 online work, book work, collaborative projects, and presentations. Classes meet in-person one time/week. 
  • We have a rolling admissions process, meaning we enroll all year long. 
  • If you are interested in a fully online program, please contact (K-12 daily online instruction) or iHigh, the online independent study high school for 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 San Diego Unified School District you will need to 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.


  • Collect all required documentation (see list on application)
  • Scan and email the application and all other required paperwork as ONE pdf file to


  • Once your application is received and reviewed,  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.  


  • Once a student is accepted into the program, an enrollment appointment will be made. For students enrolled during summer, appointments occur in late August. For students enrolled after the start of school, appointments generally occur on the first Monday of every month until April as we enroll all year long.
  • 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. 
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