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Application Calendar for Magnet and Neighborhood Schools

Elementary Schools

Applying for enrollment for 2019-2020 school year

Magnet Sibling Application Period (non-lottery; paper) 

September 4, 2018 – October 5, 2018 (Preschool - 6,  Preschool - 8) 

Siblings of current CPS magnet school students only (non-lottery; paper applications turned in at schools.)

Magnet School Lottery - Online (Applications may be entered in one round only.)

  • Round 1 — November 6, 2018 – December 14, 2018 (December date revised 9/20/18)
  • Round 2  — January 22, 2019 – February 15, 2019  (Subject to change)
  • Round 3 — March 19, 2019 – April 12, 2019  (Subject to change)

Rounds 2 and 3 are for applications not submitted in Round 1. Some magnet schools fill up in Round 1 so it is best to submit an application in Round 1.

Applying and Registering in Magnet Schools

Out-of-Area (East & West) Application — CPS residents only (non-lottery; paper)

  • April 29, 2019 – May 17, 2019 — Magnet Elementary Schools and Vision 2020 Elementary Schools  (Paper applications turned in at schools.)

Out-of-Neighborhood Attendance Area — CPS Residents Only - Online

  • April 29, 2019 – May 17, 2019 — Neighborhood Elementary Schools and Vision 2020 Elementary Schools 

Application Calendar for High Schools

Applying for enrollment for 2019-2020 school year

High School Lottery - Online - (Applications may be entered in one round only.) 

  • Round 1 — February 19, 2019 – March 8, 2019
  • Round 2 — April 2, 2019 – April 12, 2019  (Subject to change)
  • Round 3 — April 30, 2019 – May 10, 2019  (Subject to change)

Applying to High School

Application Calendar for Open Enrollment - K-12

Applying for enrollment for 2019-2020 school year

Out-of-District Applicants - Online Only 

  • May 1- 31, 2019 — Online Lottery Application; parents receive letters – July 2019 

Applying during Open Enrollment

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