New to CMS?
Before you can participate in the lottery, you will need to “future enroll” as a student for 2022-2023. The process will be NEW this year, so check back for an update on the new future enrollment process.
Future enrollment will begin on December 6, 2021. New CMS families must enroll no later than January 7, 2022, in order to participate in the lottery.
Already a CMS student?
Families will receive students’ IDs and PINs no later than January 21, 2022.
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 beginning December 6, 2021. Be sure to write down your confirmation number after submitting the application.
NEW: There is only one lottery application window this school year. All lottery applications are due January 21, 2022 at 10:00 pm.
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.