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Magnet Elementary Schools

Applying for enrollment for 2021–2022 school year

Magnet Sibling Application Period (non-lottery; paper) 

September 22, 2020 – October 9, 2020 (Preschool – 6,  Preschool – 8) 

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

Magnet School Lottery — Online 

  • November 17, 2020 – March 5, 2021

Applying and Registering in Magnet Schools

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

  • April 13, 2021 – April 30, 2021 — Magnet Elementary Schools (Paper applications turned in at schools.)
    • Magnet schools with a waiting list will not accept east/west applications. 

Out-of-Neighborhood Elementary Schools

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

  • April 13, 2021 – April 30, 2021 — Neighborhood Elementary Schools and Vision 2020 Elementary Schools 

Applying and Registering in Out-of-Neighborhood Schools

High Schools

Applying for enrollment for 2021–2022 school year

High School Lottery — Online 

  • January 12, 2021 – April 16, 2021

Applying to High School

Open Enrollment — Preschool -12th Grade

Applying for enrollment for 2021–2022 school year

Out-of-District Applicants — Online Only 

  • May 1–31, 2021 — Online Lottery Application; parents receive letters — July 2021 (Subject to change) 

Applying during Open Enrollment

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