Akua A. Goodrich, Director of Student Registration
Akua A Goodrich
Director

Address:
1005 W. Fayette St.
4th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact Information:
P:  (315) 435-4545
F:  (315) 435-6210
registration@scsd.us

 

Seeking to register your child in the Syracuse City School District?

Click Here to Access our Online Application System
 



2018 Summer School Information:

Grades K-8 Only:
Application forms for Summer School will be sent home with your child, and can be obtained from your child's school. There will be no online registration for Summer School.
Applications may be submitted directly to your child's school.

Click here to print the K-8 Summer School Application

High School Only:

Click Here for High School Summer School Information
 

 

If you are new to the City of Syracuse, looking to register your child for the first time, or have a former student who will be returning to us, you’ve come to the right place! We invite you to enroll via our  online process at www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com.

For information on the documents required for registration, please click the Registration Requirements link in the left bar. All documents must be delivered to the Student Registration Center, at: 1005 W. Fayette Street, 4th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13204 within five business days of submitting an online application.
 
Note: For additional detail on the Syracuse City School District's policies and procedures for enrollment please click on the Public Statement on Enrollment.  The Registration Process for ENL Students link will provide you with an overview of our process for registering and enrolling refugee and immigrant students.  We look forward to serving your child and partnering with all families to provide a high-quality education for all children.

Please watch the following video detailing our registration process!


 

Ready to enroll your child? Visit www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com.


For more information about our individual programs, please select a program from the list below.

Please be advised that submission of a transfer or school choice application does not guarantee enrollment in the school of choice.  Students are required to meet grade level eligibility, interview and program specific criteria, if applicable.  If there are more students who qualify than there are seats available, the Syracuse City School District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery system.

IMPORTANT NOTE: K-8 and High School Transfer
waitlists do not roll over to the next school year. Therefore, families who submit a transfer request and are entered into the lottery, but do not receive a transfer, must reapply each year. Per Board of Education Policy, elementary students are only allowed two transfers during the elementary school years. Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 are allowed the opportunity to transfer once during the middle school years, and once during high school.


At a Glance: Does your child qualify for a transfer?
Transfer requests should only be submitted if your child meets the criteria listed below.  Please note that transfer requests are not guaranteed. Approval is based on the criteria listed below and seat availability:

1. Home School and Sibling Select this transfer option if you are requesting a transfer to your home school ( the school identified as your neighborhood school based on your address) and you have another child who attends this school, resides in the same home as the applicant and will be enrolled in the school next school year (students entering grades K-11).

2. Sibling Only Select this option if you are requesting a transfer to join a child who attends this school, resides in the same home as the applicant and who will be enrolled in the school next school year(students entering grades K-11) .

3. Home School Only Select this option if you are requesting a transfer to your home school ( the school identified as your neighborhood school based on your address) - (students entering grades K-11).

4. Quadrant Select this option if you are requesting a transfer to a school within your quadrant (students entering grades K-8 only).


Registration, School Choice and Transfers Timeline for the 2018-19 School Year

School/Program Application Date Testing/Interviews Lottery* Final Notification*
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration February 1 - March 31 N/A June 2018, if applicable June 2018
Montessori School at Lemoyne Pre-K Program
(3 Year Olds Only)
February 1 - March 31 N/A June 2018, if applicable June 2018
K-8 Transfer Program February 1 - March 31 N/A June 2018, if applicable June 2018
Syracuse Latin School
(Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades)
Part I
February 1 - March 31
Part II, ongoing N/A June 2018
Delaware Primary (K-4; English speaking students can apply for grades K-1 only)
and
Seymour Academy (K-5; English speaking students can apply for grades K-1 only)
Dual Language Programs
February 1 - March 31 TBD June 2018, if applicable June 2018
High School Choice
  • Construction Technology Program
  • Health Professions
  • Medical Assisting
  • International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
  • Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC) – multiple CTE options
  • Natural Resources – STEM Program
  • Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program at ITC (P-TECH at ITC)
  • Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program at Henninger (P-TECH at Henninger)
  • Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler (PSLA) – multiple CTE options
  • Urban Teacher Preparation Program
  • Welding
February 1 - March 31 February 10 –
April 7, 2018
June 2018, if applicable June 2018
High School Transfers
  • Corcoran
  • Henninger
  • Nottingham
February 1 - March 31 N/A June 2018, if applicable June 2018
Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)
(Students entering 6th grade only)
February 1 - March 31 March 10 –
April 28, 2018
June 2018 June 2018

*All lottery and notification dates are based on application closing dates and may be subject to change.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment. Students will be required to meet age eligibility, interview and/or program specific criteria, where applicable. If there are more students who qualify for a specific school or program than there are seats available, the Syracuse City School District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery system.
 
Students who are eligible to enter into the lottery, but are not selected through the lottery process, will automatically receive a waitlist number via the online system. The Department of Student Registration will contact the family if and when a seat becomes available.
 
NOTE: K-8 and High School Transfer waitlists do not roll over to the next school year. Therefore, families who submit a transfer request and are entered into the lottery, but do not receive a transfer, must reapply each year. Per Board of Education Policy, elementary students are only allowed two transfers during the elementary school years. Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 are allowed the opportunity to transfer once during the middle school years, and once during high school.


 
Transportation Information for Students
Who Are New or Returning to the Syracuse City School District

Thank you for registering your child with the Syracuse City School District.  Students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school are eligible to receive transportation. 

Please Note: that if you registered your child for school and/or completed your registration within the last few weeks you will not be in the system to receive transportation during the first week of school. 

Once we contact you with your school assignment, you can contact the Transportation Department (435-4260) or the school your child is assigned to see if he/she is eligible for transportation.  At that time, you can also ask if there is an existing bus stop in your area.  If there is an existing bus stop in your area, the Transportation Department or school can provide a 5-day temporary pass until your child is assigned a stop/added to the bus route. 

High School Summer School Information


Summer school registration for high school students is fast approaching!  Summer school will run from 8:15 - 11:30 am at Henninger (for Henninger, Nottingham and ITC students) and Corcoran (for Corcoran PSLA, and ITC students). Summer school will run from July 9th through August 16th.
 
AIS classes are also taking place July 23rd through August 14th. Students must register for an AIS class in order to sit for an August 2018 Regents exam, which will take place on August 15th and 16th. Click here to view the complete August 2018 Regents Exam Schedule.
 
All registration, including registration for AIS sessions, will be done in person at your child's current high school building.  Students will register with their high school counselors in person June 25th - June 29th from 9 am - 2 pm at their current school.
 
June 25th: Seniors Only
June 26th: Juniors Only
June 27th: Sophomores Only
June 28th: Freshmen and Incoming Freshmen (8th graders) Only

June 29th: Late Registration
 
Please note that no telephone or email registrations will be accepted. Registration will close on June 29th at 2 pm.  
 

Available Classes:

English 9

English 10

English 11

English 12

Algebra

Geometry

Global I

Global II

US History

PIG/Econ

Living Environment

Earth Science (Henninger Only)

Environmental Science (Corcoran Only)

Anatomy and Physiology (Corcoran Only)

Physical Education


If you have questions contact Tara Jennings, High School Summer School Coordinator at (315) 435-4321 or contact your child's school counselor.
McKinney-Vento
 
The Syracuse City School District is dedicated to identification and immediate enrollment for students who are experiencing homelessness on a case by case basis.
 
The District ensures students have access to the same free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including preschool education, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

How does McKinney-Vento Act define homelessness? (M-V Section 725(2)(A)) 
A student who lacks a fixed, adequate and regular nighttime residence.
 
What does “fixed”, “adequate”, and “regular” mean? (National Center for Homeless Education)
  • A “fixed” residence is one that is stationary, permanent and not subject to change.
  • An “adequate” residence is one that is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments.
  • A “regular” residence is one which is used on a nightly basis.
Examples of housing arrangements that are NOT fixed, regular, and adequate can include:
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • Share housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship (“doubled-up”);
  • Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camp grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing;
  • Are awaiting foster care placement;
  • Are abandoned in hospitals;
  • Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or bus or train stations;
  • Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations;
  • Are migratory children living in circumstances described above.
McKinney-Vento Liaison: Debra Montroy, Central Registration 435-6476.
 
 
Announcements

Non-Residents: If you reside outside 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) a resident of the City of Syracuse who is temporarily residing outside the City of Syracuse, please contact the Student Registration Center at (315) 435-4545 for assistance in completing your application. If you live within the City of Syracuse, you may follow the steps listed to the left.



Parents: Once you have registered with our online application system, please write down your user name (e-mail address) and password for future reference.



Currently Enrolled Students: Students currently enrolled in the Syracuse City School District must enter their name exactly as it appears in our Student Information System. If you are unsure, please contact the Student Registration Center at (315) 435-4545 for assistance.

Important Documents

Student Questionnaire Form
Instructions for Completing the Residency Questionairre
Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under the McKinney-Vento Act
School Quadrant List
STAC-202 Form
17-18 Focus School Letter
17-18 Priority School Letter
17-18 Accountability Designations
STAC 202 Form (Spanish)