The initial lottery results and assignments for the 2018-2019 school year are available in the portal. Parents must log into the portal to either ACCEPT or DECLINE their child’s school choice by April 20 or risk forfeiting your child’s spot.
When you ACCEPT your child’s choice in the portal, you will receive a text and/or email confirmation. If your student does not currently attend CMSD, you need to complete a CMSD Enrollment Form and register your student. You must provide additional registration documents, including your child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency. Learn more about the CMSD Enrollment and Registration process.
When you DECLINE your child’s choice in the portal, you forfeit that seat. You can apply to additional schools by calling the Office of School Choice and Enrollment or by logging into your account to learn about additional school options on the school search page.
Cleveland residents are given school choice priority over those students who do not reside in the District, and out-of-district residents may not receive enrollment confirmation until District resident applications are processed. Out of District students are automatically placed on a wait list for the next school year. CMSD board policy permits out of district high school students to be enrolled on May 15. Out of district K8 students can be enrolled on July 31. The Office of School Choice and Enrollment and the individual schools will communicate with families on the process for registration and keep families informed of their status on the wait list.
If you are not matched with the school you listed as your first choice, your name will automatically be placed on a wait list for that school. If you receive an offer from a school where your child is on the wait list, you must respond within one week. After that time, the school will offer the seat to the next student on the wait list.
For questions or assistance, please contact the Office of School Choice and Enrollment at (216) 838-0177.
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