January 11, 2021 – For the first time ever, Columbus City Schools (CCS) will hold its School Choice Fairs entirely virtually in January and February. Due to the global health pandemic, state, and local health protocols, in-person school fairs are not possible this year, which is why they will be virtual.
Informational videos about each school will be hosted on the CCS website for families to view prior to the day of the Fair (stay tuned for further details). On the day of the School Choice Fair, families can log in and talk directly with the principal and school staff to learn more about what each CCS school and program has to offer students.
Save the Dates
The Middle School and High School Choice Fairs
Wednesday, January 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Elementary School Choice Fair
Wednesday, February 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Even though the School Choice Fairs are virtual, there is no need to register ahead of time. Families will be able to log in at the scheduled times to talk ‘live’ via Zoom with the principal and school staff. Zoom links, video presentations, and school profiles will be available on the CCS website at ccsoh.us/schoolchoice before the Fair.
The lottery application period for high school and middle school students opened on January 6 and closes on February 26, 2021.
The lottery application period for elementary school students opens on February 1 and closes on March 31, 2021.
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year
Enrollment appointments for the 2021-2022 school year began on January 4, 2021, for high school and middle school students.
Elementary school (Kindergarten through fifth grade) enrollment appointments will begin on February 1, 2021.
Pre-K enrollment appointments for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on April 1, 2021.