CPS' High School Online Lottery Opens January 12

January 11, 2021

The online lottery to assign students to Cincinnati Public Schools' high schools opens Tuesday, January 12, 2020.

The lottery will assign high school seats for the 2021-22 school year.

New this year: the High School Lottery has one expanded lottery application period and runs January 12 through April 16, 2021. All applications submitted will enter a computerized random lottery; each application has equal opportunity to enter first-choice high schools no matter when the application is entered during the application period.

CPS students now in grades 6, 7 or 8 may submit lottery applications using any computer with Internet access. Parents or guardians of these CPS students also may enter high school lottery applications, but a student may be entered into the lottery only once.

There are two ways to reach the High School Lottery Application portal:

  1. Go to PowerSchool or
  2. Go to the CPS website

The 2021-22 High School Guide contains information about CPS' high schools and programs, how to submit online lottery applications and how non-CPS students can apply.