2018-2019 School Choice Portal

STEM Students


Families that need to enroll their children can visit our Enrollment Center at 1111 Superior Ave., East.

Beginning August 1, families can visit the closest CMSD school to enroll.

Please be advised that there are schools that have wait lists for new students. Enrollment and school staff can assist you in finding the right school for your child.

Please call the Office of School Choice & Enrollment at 216.838.5437 if you have any questions.

Preschool Enrollment Information

Preschool Enrollment Requirements:
  1. 4 years old by September 30th
  2. Resident of Cleveland
  3. Current immunization records
  4. Physical
  5. Dental Exam
  6. Proof of Income may be requested for some preschool locations

High quality preschool prepares your 4 year old for success in kindergarten!

ENROLL NOW because seats are limited! Preschool begins Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Call 216-838-0110 or visit your neighborhood CMSD preschool for more details!

Visit http://clevelandmetroschools.org/Page/10335 for a list of our preschool locations!

*Eligibility and capacity varies by location. Pre-registration does not guarantee a placement.


The School Choice Portal is now closed for enrollment purposes, families may use the portal to make additional selections on their account.


The first step is to enter the School Choice Portal and create a “family account” to get started.

Create one family account by completing an application for each child when you apply to a new school:

  • provide an email address
  • create a username
  • set a password

Families are required to create a new family account each year an application is submitted for your child. The same email address or username may be used to create your new account.

Parents and guardians use a single-family account to create, save, edit and submit an application for each child in the family who is applying to a new school. Families will use this account to view lottery results and positions on school waiting list, if necessary. Creating an account with an email address is recommended.


2018-19 CMSD High School Choice Book

2018-19 High School Choice Book


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