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The District School of Choice and Boundary Maps page can be found at the following link:

Hillside STEAM Academy is a neighborhood school (except for sixth grade- School of Choice only). All available seats above and beyond neighborhood enrollment follow School of Choice application rules.  

The link above will take you to forms that may be completed and submitted electronically. If you have questions, please contact Hillside's Registrar at 805-520-6810 ext 1012 or email at (

Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students: We will communicate with incoming 7th and 8th grade families beginning March 1st. Once you receive notification from us, we will direct you to select your child's electives online.

Once you have been accepted to Hillside through the School of Choice process, or you have confirmed that Hillside is your neighborhood school*, this page will help you navigate the enrollment process.

Enrolling at Hillside STEAM Academy

If your child is new student in the Simi Valley Unified School District,  please complete an enrollment form and return it to the Counseling Office. Please Note: Enrollment forms can not be submitted online (other than by email).  After completion, the form must be printed and brought into our office, saved as a PDF and attached to an email, or scanned and emailed.  Please send any Enrollment forms via email to the Registrar ( 

English Documents

Documentos en español

Introduction Letter

Carta de introducción

Enrollment Form

Formulario de inscripción


Neighborhood Students

Neighborhood students are automatically enrolled at Hillside Middle School unless they apply to another middle school through the School of Choice Application.  For Neighborhood students, you will be emailed March 1st to complete your course request.  The link can be found below under "Steps for Registration" under Step 4B.  Elective descriptions can be viewed below under Step 2. 

Link to New Student Information Video (Course Requests, Priority Enrollment to SSHS, Math Progression, Electives)

Link to New Student/Family Q & A Zoom Meeting March 13th: 4pm for Incoming 6th Graders and 5pm for Incoming 7th Graders & 8 Graders- PLEASE WATCH THE INFO VIDEO FIRST  (link posted above) 


Steps for Registration

Task to Complete Link


Step 1: For students NOT currently enrolled in a SVUSD school: Once accepted, download the Introduction Letter and Enrollment Form above. Complete and return all required documentation to our registrar, Curtis Richard, in our Counseling Office.             


Step 2: Once you have received confirmation that your child has been accepted at Hillside STEAM Academy: Review our Elective Descriptions to see which classes would be appropriate for your child and the Informational Video for additional recommendations, information, and guidance.


Elective Descriptions

Informational Video



Step 3: For Incoming 6th Grade Students: Click the link to the right and complete the online form.  Please refer to the course descriptions in Step 2 when selecting courses.  FORM IS NOW OPEN (2/23/24).  Please complete by March 15th.




Step 4A: For Next Year's 7th and 8th Grade Students (currently enrolled at Hillside): Please see your counselor.




Step 4B: For Next Year's 7th and 8th Grade Students (NOT currently enrolled at Hillside): Click the link to the right and complete the online form.  Please refer to the course descriptions in Step 2 when selecting courses. FORM IS NOW OPEN (2/23/24).  Please complete by March 15th.




Step 5: Some elective courses require applications and Advanced Performing Arts Courses require audition:

AUDITIONS: This is for ADVANCED Performing Arts Classes. Auditions will take place on March 16, 2024.  Please use the links below to sign up for an audition time slot.