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School Choice

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.

Internet access, free-to-use computer kiosks are available to complete the School Choice Lottery applications at our Central Enrollment Center, 430 Cleveland Ave, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

For more information regarding Columbus City Schools, School Choice visit: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/1181


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access

Families considering submitting a School Choice Lottery application for another school in the District, will need access to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  Each parent / guardian has a personalized Parent Portal Global Unique Identifier (GUID) key.  This key is provided for the first-time set-up of the Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  Parents will contact their child's school to obtain the Parent Portal GUID.  A photo ID is required to obtain the personalized GUID.  

Parent Portal 


Interdistrict Open Enrollment 

(For a full-time transfer to a COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL from another school district)

Families interested in applying for Interdistrict Open Enrollment, must apply via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  For students not currently enrolled, parents must complete the enrollment process in order to receive their access code for the Parent Portal.  Completing the enrollment process does not guarantee an IOE placement. 

 Adjustment Transfers