Online Lottery System
Friday, July 27, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 after 5 p.m.
Parent notification of lottery results
The system opened for applications on January 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year at 5pm.
- January 1, 2021: Lottery system will begin accepting applications.
- March 18, 2021: Closes for applications
- March 19, 2021: Lottery runs
- March 22-25, 2021: Schools validate accepted and waitlists.
- March 26, 2021: Parent notifications of lottery results. Both accepted and waitlisted families will be notified. Parents will have 2 school days (48 hours) to accept or decline results of lottery.
Lotteries are held two times each year: during the last weeks of March and the week prior to registration in the fall.
Submit an Application
In order to participate in a school or program outside of your child’s neighborhood school, an application must be submitted. ASD’s online system allows parents to easily apply to the desired school or program. If your child is currently attending a school/program as a result of a lottery placement, a new application is not necessary for that school each year. Your child may continue attending until aging out of the school/program.
Check the Application Status
Parents log into the system where they can apply to multiple schools or programs for each school-age child and check the status of each application. Once the lottery has been run, the wait list number or acceptance into the school or program is also listed for each application. Parents are notified by email of changes to the application status as well as acceptance into the school or program. The system is accessible from both traditional laptop and desktop computers or mobile devices to apply, check status and confirm or decline positions.
The system produces randomly selected student lists that have been organized and ranked according to the district’s lottery policy. No student shall be denied participation because of a learning disability, handicapping condition or special need. Lottery procedures are determined by Administrative Regulation (AR) 5116(a).
Enrollment Online Lottery System Friday, July 27, 2018 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 after 5 p.m. Parent notification of lottery results The system opened for applications on January
School Choice General Information
Our District’s commitment to School Choice uniquely offers students a variety of high-quality educational options at all levels by giving families a choice on deciding where their children attend school to learn and grow. The School Choice Lottery is widely popular, with nearly 20,000 applications each year.
If your student is considering applying to another school within our the District, the important information below will be helpful.
Use this link or the navigation to the left to view the School Choice Lottery process!
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
The online Infinite Campus Parent Portal process is easy to use. You might already be using it to monitor real-time progress on your student. The Parent Portal also allows you to update emergency contact information, view course schedules, grades, attendance and assignments that have been turned in/or missing, even e-mail child’s teacher directly from the portal using the planner feature.
Before you can log in, you will need a Parent Portal Global Unique Identifier (GUID) Access Key. Each parent/guardian has a personalized GUID code. If you need to obtain your GUID access code, contact your student’s school directly or email a picture ID and name and birthdate of your child to [email protected]
Types of School Choice Applications:
The following types of School Choice applications, must be submitted via the Parent Portal:
School Choice Lottery: For parents/guardians of students wishing to apply to attend a school other than the school assigned.
Reservation Admissions: For students who currently attend a school that is eligible to reserve a seat in the next school with the same programming. Reservation applications will be available on January 5, 2021 and must be submitted by January 29, 2021 via the School Choice link in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Request to Return to Home School: For students attending a school in Columbus City Schools that is not their school of address. The request will be available for submission beginning on January 6, 2021 and must be submitted via the School Choice link in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by March 23, 2021.
Selective Admissions: For students who meet specific criteria. The Selective Admissions application will be available on January 12, 2021 for students who qualify and must be submitted via the School Choice link in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by January 29, 2021.
Inter-District Open (IOE) Enrollment: For students living outside of the Columbus City Schools boundaries and wish to attend a school in the CCS District. IOE application deadlines follow the same deadlines as the School Choice Lottery.
Airforce Junior ROTC: For students entering 9th-12th grade who want to join the Airforce Junior ROTC on the campus of Fort Hayes HS. Students who are accepted to Fort Hayes through the Junior ROTC lottery, must adhere to all ROTC guidelines. Students who are accepted to Fort Hayes through the Junior ROTC lottery will be returned to their school of address should a decision be made that drops ROTC from the student’s schedule. Applications must be submitted by February 19, 2021.
Enrollment School Choice General Information Our District’s commitment to School Choice uniquely offers students a variety of high-quality educational options at all levels by giving families