Our District’s commitment to School Choice uniquely offers students a variety of high-quality educational options at all levels by giving families a choice on deciding where their children attend school to learn and grow. The School Choice Lottery is widely popular, with nearly 20,000 applications each year.
Columbus City Schools has modernized the popular School Choice Lottery with a new paperless online process that begins earlier than in previous years. If your student is considering applying to another school within our the District, the important information below will be helpful.
Use this link or the navigation to the left to view the School Choice Lottery process!
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
The online Infinite Campus Parent Portal process is easy to use. You might already be using it to monitor real-time progress on your student. The Parent Portal also allows you to update emergency contact information, view course schedules, grades, attendance and assignments that have been turned in/or missing, even e-mail child’s teacher directly from the portal using the planner feature.
Before you can log in, you will need a Parent Portal Global Unique Identifier (GUID) Access Key. Each parent/guardian has a personalized GUID code. If you need to obtain your GUID access code, contact your student's school directly or email a picture ID to email@example.com .
A Kindergarten - 12 Academic Pathway, also known as a school feeder pattern, keeps neighborhood children together as they move upward from elementary school, to middle school, and finally to high school. Families selecting to participate in the School Choice process should be aware that once their child reaches the last grade level contained within a building the student will transition back to the feeder pattern for their school of address. Families wishing their student to attend a school other than the next school in their feeder pattern would need to submit a Lottery application for a chance to attend another school in the District.
Please click here to view assigned Academic Pathways and the District's alternative school options.