Welcome to Syracuse City School District's Online Application System!


All school choice acceptance, non-acceptance and waitlist notifications will be emailed/mailed on or before June 14, 2019.

Progressive Program Academies
We are excited to announce the online application launch of the OASIS Academy (K-8) and Promising Futures Academy (9-12).  Please click the links below to review the Program Brochures.  If you believe your child meets the criteria listed in the brochure, please complete an online application between May 6  - June 7, 2019 by clicking on the Progressive Program Academies link and following the instructions.

OASIS Academy Brochure (K-8)
Promising Futures Academy Brochure (9-12)

Important Note: Families must submit an online application and receive a referral from the student’s school to participate in the interview process. The OASIS or Promising Futures Selection Team will contact each eligible student’s parent/guardian to schedule an interview.


If you are enrolling a child for the first time, please spell their name exactly as it appears on their Birth Certificate or document you will use to provide proof of age.

If you are submitting a transfer or school choice application for a student who is currently enrolled in the District, you must spell the student’s name exactly as it appears on their last report card or other correspondence you received from the District. Failure to do so may prohibit you from moving forward, or cause a delay in processing the request.

Please select a link below for more information about our programs:

Pre-K, Elementary, and Middle School Choice
K-8 and High School Transfers
High School Choice

Information on mandatory steps for families with new or returning students:

  • Families who apply to Montessori must also complete a Pre-K Enrollment registration.
  • Families who apply to Syracuse Latin (K-6) must complete a K Enrollment or Open Enrollment 1-12 registration, depending on the grade level.
  • Families who apply to a Dual Language program (Delaware or Seymour) must also complete a K Enrollment or Open Enrollment 1-12 registration, depending on the grade level.
  • Families who apply to Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) must also complete an Open Enrollment 1-12 registration.
  • Families completing a K-8 Transfer application must also complete a K Enrollment or Open Enrollment 1-12 registration, depending on the grade level.
  • Families completing a High School Choice and/or High School Transfer application must also complete an Open Enrollment 1-12 registration.


Non-Residents cannot apply for Pre-K programming in the Syracuse City School District.This includes the Montessori Pre-K Program.

If you reside outside of the City of Syracuse and are: (1) a Syracuse City School District Unit 1, Unit 2 or Unit 11 Employee, (2) Foster Parent of a student who was a previous resident of the City of Syracuse or (3) temporarily residing outside the City of Syracuse, please contact the Student Registration Center at (315) 435-4545 for assistance in completing your application.

NEED HELP? Call (315) 435-4545 to schedule an appointment with a Registrar, or Contact us via email at registration@scsd.us.  Please allow up to 48 hours for a representative to respond to your email inquiry.

2019-2020 Enrollment Options (This Year)
Click Below to Apply!

Please Note: Per Board of Education policy, students who are new to the district or returning are assigned to schools based on the area of residence of their parents or person in parental relation with whom the student primarily resides at the time of enrollment in the District, unless that school does not have sufficient seats or grade level availability to accommodate all entry requests.

Registration for the Remainder of this School Year

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Syracuse City School District for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year, click the Pre-K, K or Open Enrollment 1-12 Only button and follow the instructions.

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on February 1, 2019.  Open Enrollment for Grades 1-12 will begin on May 1, 2019.

Montessori at Lemoyne  

The District will be accepting applications for 3 year olds (MUST be 3 by 12/1/19) only: February 1 - March 31.

Syracuse Latin School 

Families with students entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade in September are eligible to apply February 1 - March 31.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Delaware Primary and Seymour Academy Dual Language Programs

Applications for both Delaware Primary and Seymour Dual Language Academy are available February 1 - March 31.

Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)

Online Submission for eligible students entering 6th grade in September is February 1 - March 31.

K-8 Transfers 

Online Submission for potential transfers is February 1 - March 31.

High School Choice and High School Transfers 

Online Submission for eligible students is February 1 - March 31.

Please visit www.syracusecityschools.com for additional detail.