Special Announcement: School Choice Lottery (COVID-19)


School Choice Lottery (COVID-19) 

  • High School, Middle School, Elementary and Pre-K Lottery Results are now available.  If you need assistance with viewing your results or the acceptance process, please view the step by step video by clicking here.   If you need a user name/password reset and cannot remember the recovery email address you provided, please send a picture ID, your child's name and date of birth to parentportalaccess@columbus.k12.oh.us for assistance.

Pre-K Lottery Changes for 20-21:

  • 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 all 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.


Families who need to complete enrollment, must complete the Online Registration and schedule an appointment.  Due to social distancing, all appointments are being conducted virtually at your scheduled appointment time.  Families will receive an email at least one day prior to their appointment with instructions and an invitation to join a virtual enrollment meeting online.

For questions regarding Enrollment, please email centralenrollment@columbus.k12.oh.us

For questions regarding School Choice, please send an email to schoolchoice@columbus.k12.oh.us