The Enrollment Window is December 1 – February 10

All students who hope to start at a new school must register with OUSD

Admission to Chabot Elementary and other schools in the Oakland Unified School District is determined by the district’s Student Welcome Center, which is responsible for registering and assigning all OUSD students. This office is located at:
746 Grand Ave (at the Lakeview School Campus) Oakland, CA 94610
Telephone: 510-879-4600
Website: www.ousd.org/enroll
Email: enroll@ousd.org

The school selection process begins December 1, when parents or guardians can submit an online application through the OUSD website.

When submitting the application, you must also upload proof of your child’s age (birth certificate, passport, I-94, and one document to verify your address, such as utility bills, automobile registration with proof of insurance, homeowner or renter’s insurance policy, property tax statement, rental agreement, grant deed or title to your home, property tax statement or official letter from a social service or government agency. The Welcome Center reviews the applications and assigns each child to a school. Families will receive an email or text with your school assignment on March 6. Families have until March 27 to accept/decline the offer.  

OUSD enrollment

Applications open December – February through Enrollwise (links to be posted Dec. 1).

The steps for enrollment are below:

1. Explore – Use OaklandSchoolFinder to explore public school options in Oakland.

2. Apply – Submit an application between December to February.

3. Confirm – After you receive your offer in March accept (or decline) your school offer by the March deadline.

4. Register – Online registration and/or registration paper forms will be available in Spring.

To enroll your student in Early Childhood Education or a Preschool (PK), please visit www.ousd.org/ece.

To enroll your student in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 12th Grade, please visit www.ousd.org/enroll.

Chabot Tours

Huge apologies to anyone who tried to attend the 1/18/24 Virtual Tour and was unable – the link expired without our knowing!  Please see below for videos and slide shows with lots of information!  Also, please join us for our in person tour on Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 am

For more information, please review the following documents:

Slide Shows and Videos from Past Tours


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Virtual Tour Replay

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Equitable Enrollment Pilot

Chabot is proud to be one of three schools in Oakland participating in an Equitable Enrollment Pilot. Under this pilot, families living in Priority Census Tracts where the median income is under $50,000, will be given priority in enrollment after siblings and neighborhood.  To see if your address, qualifies click THIS DIRECT LINK

Virtual Tour Resources