Lottery Application Calendar
High School and Magnet Lottery Application Submission - December 6, 2023 - March 1, 2024
*To better understand who should or should not participate in the online lottery, please visit our main CPS lottery page: https://www.cps-k12.org/lottery
CPS Magnet Sibling Application for Preschool and Elementary Students
Sibling Application Period - December 6, 2023 to March 1, 2024
New: Siblings are given priority for entering magnet schools but must still apply through FOCUS using the Lottery system.
- All applications must be entered online. If you do not have access to a computer, please visit a school or CPS Customer Care at 2651 Burnet Ave. to access a computer for online application assistance.
Out-of-Area (East & West) Magnet Application — CPS residents only (non-lottery; paper)
April 9 – 26, 2024 — Magnet Elementary Schools (Paper applications turned in at schools.)
- Magnet schools with a waiting list will not accept east/west applications.
Open Enrollment — Out-of-District Applicants — Online Only
May 1–31, 2024 — Online Lottery Application; parents receive letters — July 2024 (Subject to change)