School Choice Dates

School Choice Dates for 2021-2022 School Year

  • High School & Middle School Lottery Applications: Accepted via the Parent Portal Wednesday, January 6, 2021 through Friday, February 26, 2021. The last date for the acceptance of late lottery applications for students who completed the 2020-21 school year with CCS is July 30, 2021.  New students enrolling into Columbus City Schools can submit a lottery application for two weeks after their enrollment date until December 10, 2021.
  • Elementary School Lottery Applications: Accepted via the Parent Portal Monday, February 1, 2021 through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The last date for the acceptance of late lottery applications for students who completed the 2020-21 school year with CCS is July 30, 2021.  New students enrolling into Columbus City Schools can submit a lottery application for two weeks after their enrollment date until December 10, 2021.
  • Selective Admissions: Applications available to eligible students January 12, 2021 with a submission deadline of Friday, January 29, 2021.  Applications must be submitted via the Parent Portal (see letter templates under Selective Admissions).
  •  Request to Return to Homeschool Application: Accepted via the Parent Portal Wednesday, January 6, 2021 through Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (see letter template on this webpage).
  • Reservations: Accepted via the Parent Portal for eligible students from Tuesday, January 5, 2021 through Friday, January 29, 2021.
  •  ROTC: Accepted via the Parent Portal Wednesday, January 6 through Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Learn about each of the schools at the Virtual School Choice Fairs

There will be video presentations that give an overview of  each school uploaded to the website in mid-January to view prior to the Fairs.  There will also be video conferencing links available. During the scheduled times for the Fair, families can click on the link and chat live with the principal and/or school staff.


Middle and High School Fairs - January 27, 2021 from 11:30 to 1:00 and 6:00 to 7:30

Elementary School Fair - February 17, 2021 from 11:30 to 1:00 and 6:00 to 7:30