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Your Guide To The CPS Magnet Lottery

In 2015, CPS switched to a lottery to eliminate long lines and camp outs for popular schools.

There are no more tents on Clifton Avenue and the week-long campouts to enroll in Cincinnati Public Schools' magnet program are over. In 2015, CPS switched from a first-come, first-served approach, to the new lottery system for filling its magnet school programs. Parents may begin online applications November 13, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year.

The school district is offering a series of public information sessions to answer questions about the lottery and the application process. The final session is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Spencer Center for Gifted & Exceptional Students.

Here to answer your questions about magnet school enrollment and the lottery system are Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Superintendent William Myles; and Customer Help Center Director Leslie Bryant.

For more information on CPS magnet enrollment click here or contact the Customer Help Center at 513-363-0123.

For information on CPS preschool enrollment you can reach Early Childhood Education at 513-363-0240.