School Choice Lottery Process

  • Registering for the Lottery

    The School Choice Lottery application process begins at the beginning of January for middle and high schools and in February for elementary schools, utilizing the new electronic paperless application process.

    To access the School Choice Lottery, you will first need to log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The School Choice Link located within the Parent Portal will allow you to submit your application(s), track waitlist numbers and accept or decline offers.

    If your child is not currently a CCS student, you must complete the online enrollment process prior to submitting a lottery application. Parents are encouraged to utilize the online SpeedyPass registration process and schedule an appointment to present required enrollment documents. You’ll receive your Parent Portal access code at your enrollment appointment.

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    Questions?

    Please review our School Choice FAQ. If you have additional questions, please contact the District’s FACTLine at 614-221-3228 or Factline@columbus.k12.oh.us or call the Central Enrollment Office at 614-365-4011.

Deadlines

  • You must submit your School Choice Lottery Application by the deadline in order to be part of the lottery draw.  Late lottery applications will be added to the applicable waitlist in the order they are received. 

    July 13, 2018 is the last day late applications for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted from students who completed the 2017-18 school year with CCS.  Students newly enrolled into CCS after July 13th, have the opportunity to submit a late lottery application for up to two weeks from the time of enrollment.  Lottery applications will no longer be accepted after December 14, 2018.

    • High School & Middle School Lottery Applications:
      Accepted via the Parent Portal January 9 through February 28, 2019

    • Elementary School Lottery Applications:
      Accepted via the Parent Portal February 4 through March 29, 2019

    • Selective Admissions –
      Letters given to eligible students January 16th , with a submission deadline of January 31, 2019.  Applications must be submitted via the Parent Portal.

    • Request to Return to Homeschool Application:
      Accepted via the Parent Portal January 9 through March 22, 2019