Open Enrollment/Variances

Open Enrollment/Variances
Posted on 2021/02/01
Open Enrollment/Variances


NOTE: The open enrollment/variance process is for students and families seeking admission to Sunnyslope High School who currently live outside attendance boundaries

Thank you for your interest in Sunnyslope High School!  We are providing this information to guide you through the variance/open enrollment process, so that your children may become members of the Sunnyslope community for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond.

  • In the interest of equity and fairness for all, we are accepting all variance/open enrollment applications via online submission through our District enrollment link beginning January 4, 2021.
  • All initial applications will be granted equal consideration for variance enrollment, as opposed to the “date and time stamp” method that was used in previous years.
  • The deadline for initial submission of variance applications is January 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. 
    Any variance/open enrollment application received after the deadline will be placed on a reserve list for review and potential acceptance, once all initial completed applications have been reviewed and available variance slots are awarded.

SHS Open Enrollment


Since we anticipate that the number of applications will exceed the number of available variance slots for enrollment, we will be instituting a lottery system to determine which applicants will receive variance slots. All applicants who meet GUHSD standards for attendance history, discipline record, and academic achievement will be placed in the lottery pool for variance slot determination.

STEP 1: Gather the documents needed to complete the variance/open enrollment application.

  • A checklist of all documents required to complete a variance/open enrollment application is available here and in physical form at the school’s Attendance Office.

STEP 2: Begin the variance/open enrollment application ONLINE starting January 4, 2021.

  • Applications may be submitted online starting on January 4, 2021. Click here for online enrollment. 
  • The deadline for initial submission of variance applications is January 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. Please remember to select the 2021-2022 school year and choose Sunnyslope as your desired school for enrollment.
  • Within the online open enrollment process you will receive the variance/transfer request form that will need to be completed and submitted with all the checklist documents.

Please contact Dr. John Lovell at 623-915-8767 with any questions you may have about the variance/open enrollment application process.