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Visit or Attend SSHS (2020-21)

Tour Our School

We will be providing school tours during November, December, January, and February for any students interested in joining us for the following school year. If none of these dates work for you, please feel free to contact our Office Manager, Mrs. Hypes (vivien.hypes@simivalleyusd.org), to find an alternate date.

Tuesday, January 14th

Wednesday, January 29th

Tuesday, February 4th

Tuesday, February 11th

Tuesday, February 18th

Tuesday, February 25th

Tuesday, March 10th

Tuesday, April 16th

Tuesday, May 21st





Click image for 2020-2021 application. This link is only for students who wish to attend SSHS for the 2020-2021 school year. To learn more about our programs, academies, and pathways please visit https://www.santasusana.org/

  • Visit our Home Show/Open House - January 22nd
    Applications are due by February 28th.
  • Applications submitted after February 28th will be considered as space permits. 

If students plan to attend during the 2019-2020 school year please reach out to our Office Manager, Mrs. Hypes (vivien.hypes@simivalleyusd.org). She will transfer you to one of our assistant principals to talk more about the transfer request.

2020-2021 Application Process



We will be accepting School of Choice Applications for the 2020-2021 school year beginning in January of 2020. If you wish to attend SSHS during the 2019-2020 school year please contact our administrative office. Applications due February 28th.


Contact: gloria.banks@simivalleyusd.org or susan.petralia@simivalleyusd.org

2020-2021 School of Choice Application


All out-of-district students must provide us with a completed enrollment packet, please include:

  1. Immunization Record
  2. A copy of the latest semester report card
  3. An unofficial transcript if grades 10-12

Contact: gloria.banks@simivalleyusd.org or susan.petralia@simivalleyusd.org

Enrollment Checklist


Enrollment Packet


Families living outside of Simi Valley must submit their approved interdistrict permit (signed by their District of residence) through a web form on the District web site. Complete this form and upload a scanned PDF of your signed and approved Interdistrict Permit. Families will be able to upload the signed document. Please click on the link to your right for information on how to request an Interdistrict Transfer Permit.


Contact: gloria.banks@simivalleyusd.org or susan.petralia@simivalleyusd.org




Students will be notified if they are selected to attend Santa Susana Magnet High School by email and traditional mail. Please expect communication from our school by March 13.


1. Complete an enrollment packet. See Above. (Due March 20, 2019)

For students not currently attending school within the Simi Valley Unified School District.

Contact: gloria.banks@simivalleyusd.org or susan.petralia@simivalleyusd.org


2. Submit an Inter-district permit. See Above.

For students living outside the City of Simi Valley.

Contact: gloria.banks@simivalleyusd.org or susan.petralia@simivalleyusd.org


3. Sign-up for Performing Arts Audition (March 14th)

If interested in Performing Arts, auditions will be held on Saturday, March 14th (this is a date change from what was originally communicated).

Contact: bevin.abbe@simivalleyusd.org


4. Attend Future Troubadour Day (March 11th)

Afternoon to evening event when accepted students are provided more information about next steps and course registration. Details will be shared once students are accepted. 

5. If needed, attend Q/A Night (March 19th)

Evening with counselors and administration for families who may have additional questions. 


SSHS School of Choice Newsletter

You can find additional information about Tours, School of Choice, Frequently Asked Questions, and more by clicking on the link below. 



Frequently Asked Questions

1. My student does not attend Hillside, can they still attend SSHS in 2020-2021?

  • Absolutely, all students are welcome. We have students attend from all three middle schools, as well as transfers from private schools and outside of the district.

2. I live outside Simi Valley. How do I enroll in SSHS?

  • For out-of-district applicants, an inter-district permit from the district of residence will be required at the March registration night. Therefore, parents should apply for this permit upon acceptance to SSHS.

3. If the school is at capacity how does SSHS determine admission for acceptance?

  • Should we receive more applications than there are spaces available, a lottery will be conducted to determine acceptance.

4. Do I have to be in Performing or Visual Arts to attend?

  • No. We offer nationally and state recognized programs in academics, such as Mock Trial, Robotics, as well as visual and technological arts. We offer certifications in a number of our academies in STEM.

5. If I go to Hillside am I automatically enrolled in SSHS for the 2020-2021 school year?

  • No. All students who are interested in attending SSHS need to complete the School of Choice Application.

6. Does SSHS have a Pre-med Academy?

  • Yes. Click this link for more information.

7. If I complete the School of Choice Application after February 28th will I still be able to attend SSHS?

  • Families who complete the School of Choice Application after the due date will be placed on a waitlist. Their acceptance status would be contingent on space after that point in time. The application has a timestamp when completed. Students will be placed on a waitlist in the order the application is submitted after February 28th.

8. My son/daughter would like to play sports, does SSHS offer any athletic programs?

  • SSHS does not have sports. Two years of Physical Education is required. Students can satisfy this requirement through traditional PE, dance, yoga, or entertainment ensemble band class.

9. What clubs does SSHS offer for students to join?

10. Who do I contact if I have questions about a specific program, club, or academy on campus?

11. How do we support students who need additional help?

  • There are a number of ways we do this. Many of which take place in the classroom. Academic and Career Exploration (ACE) is built in time during the bell schedule for teachers to work with students. In addition, we offer peer tutoring everyday after school.

12. What is the bell schedule at SSHS?