• Welcome!

    Carmel Unified School District (CUSD) spans Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur. CUSD has three elementary schools (Carmel River in Carmel,  Tularcitos in Carmel Valley, and Captain Cooper in Big Sur), one middle school (Carmel Middle), and one high school (Carmel High). Additionally, CUSD has a continuation high school (Carmel Valley High), adult programs (Carmel Adult School), preschool and before/after school programs (Carmel Child Development Center).
    To enroll your TK-12th grade child in any CUSD school you must meet the criteria for residency. After residency is established you may begin the registration process (refer to BP 5117 for interdistrict transfer policy).

    Do you reside within the Carmel Unified School District boundaries?

    To verify if your residence is within the CUSD boundaries:
    • Check the property tax bill to see whether "Carmel Unified Series" is listed.
    • Download and install the free Google Earth application. Directions: Open Google Earth, open a new tab in your browser and go to Google Earth file prepared by the Monterey County tax assessor.  Refresh Google Earth and under "My Places" click on "M_CO.Schools_Districts_Lgl".  Enter the address you are inquiring about in the Search bar at the top left of your screen. When you see the address appear on the map, and the page has finished loading, click on the address (not the red balloon). A small window will pop up with the district of residence (the purple overlay on the map covers the residences within CUSD boundaries).
    • Contact Anna Medina (831-624-1546, ext 2041) with a specific address. 

    Step One: Residency

    Complete a CUSD Residency Affidavit (English / Spanish) and submit with required documentation to the Registrar at the school your child will be attending (affidavits must be signed in person). You will be required to submit three documents along with your affidavit to establish residency (accepted documents are listed on page 1 of the Residency Affidavit form). If you have more than one child please list all children on the same form and submit the Affidavit to any of the schools your children will attend.

    Step Two: Documentation (for new students only)

    New Students:
    Provide a copy of your child's birth certificate or passport
    Provide a copy of your child’s immunization records. Go to this quick guide to California's school immunization requirements for information.
    TK/Kindergarten & 1st grade students entering school for the first time:
    Submit a Report of Health Examination completed by a physician.
    Submit an Oral Health Assessment completed by a dentist.
    Carmel Middle School students:
    Complete an Elective Worksheet.

    Step Three: Online Registration (Aeries.net)

    When residency is established your child's information will be entered into our student information system. Within 1-2 working days parents will receive an email from CUSD with information needed to login to the Aeries registration portal. Complete and submit your online registration. 

    Step Four: Follow-Up

    Notify the school Registrar when you have completed Aeries online registration. For students entering grades 9 or above you and your child must schedule and attend an appointment with the child's academic counselor.
    If you have any questions, or need to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please contact the site Registrar: