April is CPS’ Open Enrollment Period and Time for Out-of-Neighborhood-Attendance-Area Applications
Cincinnati Public Schools welcomes out-of-district students to apply online during April for open seats in our schools.
Applications for open enrollment in CPS will be accepted April 1-30, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year.
April 1-30 also is the application period for CPS-resident students who want to be enrolled into neighborhood elementary schools that are outside the attendance areas where they live. Note: A neighborhood school may accept out-of-neighborhood-attendance-area students only if the school has vacant seats after enrolling all in-area students.
Both groups use the same online application form.
CPS’ Board of Education adopted an Interdistrict Open Enrollment policy in January 2013, allowing students who live outside the CPS district's boundaries — but in Ohio — to enroll in CPS’ schools without paying tuition.
Students who live within CPS’ boundaries have priority for enrollment before out-of-district students are considered. Students applying under Open Enrollment must meet any entrance criteria required by a CPS school (such as an entrance exam or an audition).