Special Announcement: School Choice Lottery (COVID-19)

    • High School and Middle School Lottery Results will be published once school resumes.
    • The Elementary School Lottery deadline will be extended for three weeks following the reopening of school.
    • Due to the order from Governor Mike Dewine to close schools for COVID-19, Pre-K enrollment appointments will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date.  As we do not have a confirmed date for schools to reopen, please watch the website for the revised Pre-K enrollment dates.
    • Additionally, in an effort to handle changes due to COVID-19 equitably for all Pre-K families, a School Choice Lottery will be conducted for all available seats at Pre-K locations.  This lottery will replace the First Come, First Served enrollment approach the District has used in the past.  PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the 20-21 school year,  General Education Pre-K students attending a non-100% lottery school will be enrolled into their school of address for kindergarten.  Families wishing to remain in the Pre-K school for the 21-22 school year, will need to re-apply through the lottery for an opportunity to stay.  General Education Pre-K students attending a 100% lottery school, will transition to kindergarten in the same school.  The 100% Lottery Schools in which General Education Pre-K students will transition to the same school for kindergarten are: Columbus Africentric, Columbus Spanish Immersion, Duxberry, Ecole Kenwood and Oakland Park.
  • Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

    Middle School and High School enrollment appointments for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on January 2, 2020.

    Elementary School (K-5) enrollment appointments will begin on February 3, 2020.

    Families must complete the Online Registration to schedule their appointment.  Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year for grades 6-12 will open on January 2, 2020.  Online Registration will open for K-5 on February 3, 2020.

    The appointment scheduling for 2020-2021 Pre-K will be announced when schools resume from the COVID-19 closings.

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Enrollment Information

  • We are honored that you’ve chosen to enroll your child in Columbus City Schools. Columbus City Schools has high-quality schools and programs to meet every child’s needs. Whether you’re interested in traditional schools, or alternative schools featuring performing arts, STEM, language immersion, gender-specific, or career-technical programming, you’ll find top-notch schools that will help your child to learn, dream, and succeed.

    Our new Speedy Pass Online Registration tool makes it easier than ever to enroll your student with Columbus City Schools. To use the Speedy Pass system to fill out the enrollment forms, you may use the button below. At the end of the Speedy Pass process be sure to go to the calendar and select a day and time for an appointment to come to Central Enrollment which is located at 430 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43215. Enrollment forms may also be completed in person at the Central Enrollment Center.

    To the left you can find the school assigned to your address by clicking on Find Your School.  Also to the left, you will find pages with additional information to guide you through enrolling your student, as well as other process related to moving and learning within our district. 

    Pre-K students must be 4 years old by September 30th. If your child will be 5 years old by September 30th he/she is not eligible for Pre-K but is eligible for Kindergarten.

    If you can't find the information you're looking for please review our Central Enrollment FAQ sheet. If you still have additional questions please call Central Enrollment at (614) 365-4011, or contact the FACTLine at 614-221-3228 or FACTLine@columbus.k12.oh.us.


Contact Us

  • Central Enrollment Center
    430 Cleveland Ave.
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

    Hours of Operation:
    By Appointment
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Phone: 614 365-4011


    Central Enrollment Nurse Hours for TB referral/reading:
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Phone: 614-221-3228

  • Click the Speedy Pass button and Begin Your Online Enrollment! 

    Click here to Access Speedy Pass