Important Dates & Information


Thank you for your interest in the Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment  (AAPLE Academy) at San Marcos High School. Academic motivation and drive and a strong interest in leadership and service in the community are necessary for admission to AAPLE. Applicants acknowledge that the AAPLE Academy’s 4-year academic pathway is rigorous, and apply knowingly committed to this very challenging grouping of coursework, mandatory participation in leadership activities and study, and community service commitments.

Email List

Parents and students that would like to be included on AAPLE’s applicant email list to received future date reminders and information, please follow the link below.

AAPLE Email List Click Here


Important Dates

  • District Programs Showcase: 11/9/22, 5-7pm, @Earl Warren Showgrounds
  • Application Window Opens: 11/18/22
  • SMHS Campus Tours: 11/15/22@ 11am, 11/30/22@ 11am, 12/9/22@ 10:15am, 1/6/23@ 10:15am, and 1/12/23@ 11am.
  • AAPLE Information Night: 12/1/22@ 6pm in the AAPLE Academy (room i5).
  • In-Person Essay Dates (Required): 12/6/22 @ 3:30pm, 12/8/22 @ 3:30pm, 12/12/22 @ 3:30pm, 12/13/22 @ 3:30pm  (sign-up CLICK HERE)
  • SMHS 8th Grade Open House: 12/7/22 @ 6pm in the SMHS Auditorium.
  • Application Window Closes: 1/8/23 @ 11:59pm
  • SBUSD Transfer Request Deadline: See SBUSD Website for details.
  • Notice to Applicants: Early February 2023


Intradistrict Transfers

Very important! Students applying who do not reside within the San Marcos High School attendance area are required to submit a transfer request to the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

Please visit the SBUSD website for information and the deadline.


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