Resources for Families and Schools

Use the following tools to help guide you through the My School DC application process.

Key Dates Flyer for the 2024-25 school year lottery

Download a Key Dates flyer and add the lottery application and enrollment deadlines to your calendar. Make sure you do not miss a key date!


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Helpful questions to ask schools

With the many public school options available in the District, parents and guardians must ask a variety of questions to find the school their child will call MY school. Use these questions drafted by parents to help you navigate and ask questions during EdFEST, school open houses, and more.


Questions for Parents by Parents

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Questions for Students by Students
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My School DC Application Instruction Guide

The My School DC application is available in English and Spanish (Español).

Application instruction guides are available in Amharic (አማርኛ፤)French (Français)Chinese (中文), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) for families to follow along as they complete the online application. Non-English speakers can also call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336, Monday –  Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to receive application support in their language.

Transition Year One-Sheets


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Middle School

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High School

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Students with Disabilities and the Public School Lottery

The My School DC lottery process is availbale to all DC residents. No students shall be denied admission into a DC public school because of disabilities or suspected disabilities. Learn more:


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The Equitable Access Preference  

Some LEA's offer an "Equitable Access" preference to qualifying applicants. Learn more about the preference and who qualifies in the documents below. To learn more about which LEA's offer this preference, please visit our Lottery Preferences and Designated seats page. 


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Guide to My School DC

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