New to CMS?
The deadline to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year in order to participate in Round 2 of the lottery is January 15, 2021. Once you have enrolled, you will receive a letter in the mail with your student ID and PIN to use for the lottery application.
Already a CMS student?
You will receive a letter in the mail with your student ID and PIN near the start of the lottery.
Learn about the many offerings and focus areas. Participate in school open houses and information sessions so that you can experience these schools and ask questions. Discuss your options with your family to find the best match.
Select up to three schools that best match your child’s interests and talents. Enter these options on your child’s lottery application. Be sure to write down your confirmation number after submitting the application.
Round 2 of the lottery will be open every day between January 25 and February 5, from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Lottery results will be mailed to all families who participated in the lottery within a few weeks after the lottery closes. Families who do not get their first choice will automatically be placed on a waiting list for the first choice school only.