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School Choice/Lottery
School Choice/Lottery Applications are now available! Click HERE or check out the School Choice/Lottery Forms link in the left column of this page. 

High school lottery applications can be turned in by March 28 while the middle school and elementary school lottery applications are due by April 11. 
More details are listed below. 
NOTE - All applications received in the School Choice Office during the designated lottery period have an equal chance at being drawn. 
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High School Choice/Lottery - March 7 - 28

High School Choice/Lottery applications will be accepted to be part of the lottery draw from March 7 through March 28.

Letters of notification sent to families - date TBD

Elementary/Middle School Lottery - March 21 - April 11

Elementary/Middle School Lottery applications accepted to be part of the lottery draw from March 21 until April 11.

Elementary/Middle Schools Lottery Applications are available on the Lottery Forms page, or click HERE

Letters of notification sent to families - date TBD

Selective Admission 
(Selective Admissions was approved by the State Board of Education on February 11, 2014.)

The Columbus City Schools is pleased to offer families different schooling options to help meet a range of student needs. Through the school lottery programs, families can enroll in schools with unique educational approaches. Pending approval from the Ohio State Board of Education, Columbus will once again offer selective admissions to specific schools. Click HERE for more information on the Selective Admission

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