Elementary Enrollment: Fall 2016
This page will be dedicated to ongoing updates about the application process for Fall 2016 (which is for the 2017/2018 school year.)
If your child will be 5 by Sept 1, 2017 you are eligible to apply for Kindergarten for the next school year.
If you child will be 3 by Sept 1, 2017 you are eligible to apply for pre-school for the next school year.
You can request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) starting October 3, 2016 at the application site, http://www.apply.cps.edu.
The enrollment period runs from October 3 – December 9. You need to submit your application during that time or you will not have a chance to be selected (via testing or lottery) for those schools. The new OAE site is very well organized and will have all the information you need for applying
To begin the process you need to obtain a PIN which will be mailed to you within a few days.
Further details from CPS are here:
And the Options for Knowledge Guidebook will be posted soon.
From the Parent Dashboard after you have entered your PIN:
If you are applying to Selective Enrollment Elementary or High Schools, or any other high schools with admissions screenings, you will use a TWO-STEP process: (1) Schedule, THEN (2) Apply. BOTH of these steps must be completed by the December deadline or your child will not be considered for the Selective Enrollment schools of your choice.