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Magnet Elementary Schools

Applying for enrollment for 2020-2021 school year

Magnet Sibling Application Period (non-lottery; paper) 

September 3, 2019 – October 4, 2019 (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 — October 29, 2019 – December 6, 2019 (Subject to change)
  • Round 2  — January 14, 2020 – February 14, 2020 (Subject to change)
  • Round 3 — March 17, 2020 – April 10, 2020  (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 14, 2020 – May 1, 2020 — Magnet Elementary Schools (Paper applications turned in at schools.)

Out-of-Neighborhood Elementary Schools

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

  • April 21, 2020 – May 8, 2020 — Neighborhood Elementary Schools and Vision 2020 Elementary Schools 

High Schools

Applying for enrollment for 2020-2021 school year

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

  • Round 1 — January 7, 2020 – February 21, 2020 (Subject to change)
  • Round 2 — March 10, 2020 – April 3, 2020  (Subject to change)
  • Round 3 — April 28, 2020 – May 8, 2020  (Subject to change)

Applying to High School

Open Enrollment - PreK-12

Applying for enrollment for 2020-2021 school year

Out-of-District Applicants - Online Only 

  • May 1- 31, 2020 — Online Lottery Application; parents receive letters – July 2020 (Subject to change) 

Applying during Open Enrollment

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