How to Apply to HISP


The Humanities and International Studies Program at C.K. McClatchy High School is a specialty program that receives applications from students throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District. Although hundreds of students apply, only 140 freshmen are enrolled in the program each year. 

Application Process

Open Enrollment for Specialty Programs opens October 30th, and closes on November 17th. Open Enrollment is housed centrally by the SCUSD Enrollment Center. Open Enrollment is required for both students who reside within our school neighborhood boundaries, and those who reside outside our neighborhood boundaries, but still live within SCUSD boundaries. 

SCUSD allows families to select a first and second choice Specialty Program on the application. Students who meet program entrance criteria are awarded seats via a lottery system. Students who win a lottery seat in their first choice program, will be offered a seat in that program. Students who win a seat in their second choice program (if a second choice is indicated), will be offered a seat in that program. Letters will be mailed to families who have won seats, then families need to claim the seat offered by following the directions on the letter, and enrolling at the school/program.

The application period for the 2024-2025 school year will open on October 30th, 2023. 

Please go to the SCUSD High School Specialty Program Application website for more information on how to apply.