Akua A Goodrich
Director
PHYSICAL LOCATION:
1005 W. Fayette St.
4th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT INFO:
P:  (315) 435-4545
F:  (315) 435-6210
registration@scsd.us

Seeking to register your child in the Syracuse City School District?  Applications are now available.
 Click Here to Complete the Online Application
www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com


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.


Open Enrollment New or Returning Students for 16-17 (this year) only
Grades PreK, K, 1 -12

www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com

2016-2017 Online Applications Available May 1


K-8 Summer School Applications - Apply Online  - April 1 - May 31
www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com
The SCSD Summer Program will provide a safe, structured environment that will keep your child actively engaged in learning. The program will run July 5 through August 1, 2017. Students will be provided access to high quality summer learning opportunities. These opportunities will allow students to practice and reinforce what they learned in English Language Arts, mathematics and science during the school year.  Transportation will be provided for students who qualify and live 1.5 miles or more from the summer school site.  Please complete the online application by visiting www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com or obtain a paper applicatin from your child's school .

Please Click Here for a copy of the K-8 Summer School Program mailer that was sent home.

Special Education Program
Paper applications for special education students who receive extended year services will be provided by the school. If your student receives extended year services at Clary or McCarthy at Beard, they will remain at Clary or McCarthy at Beard. If your child does not receive extended school year services, they can apply online at enrollinsyracusecityschools.com or obtain a paper application from your child's school.

Please Click Here for a list of Elementary Schools Sites and Click Here for a list of Middle School Sites.  Important Note: the District reserves the right to modify these sites based on enrollment. Families will be notified of all changes.


K-8 Transfer Program  April 1 - April 30
www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com
CLOSED

The K-8 Transfer Program is closed. Families who submitted their transfer request online between April 1 - April 30 will receive an acceptance, waitlist or denial letter (if student does not meet the criteria as detailed in the K-8 Transfer Program description listed above) notice via email on or before June 16, 2017.
 


Focus and Priority School Transfer Program April 1 - April 15
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CLOSED
The Focus and Priority School Transfer Program is closed.
Families who submitted their transfer request online between April 1 - April 15 will receive an acceptance, waitlist or denial letter (if student does not meet the criteria as detailed in the Focus and Priroity School Transfer Program description listed above) notice via email on or before June 16, 2017.


Elementary School Choice Options - February 1 - March 31 April 15
Delaware Dual Language Program (apply now for grades K, 1, 2 and 3)
Seymour Dual Language Program (apply now for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
Syracuse Latin (apply now for grades K, 1, 2, 3 and 4)

www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com

CLOSED
The open enrollment period for the Elementary School Choice Options listed above is closed. 
Families who submitted an application between February 1 - April 15 will receive an acceptance, waitlist or denial letter via email on or before June 23, 2017.


Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) Online Application Now Available - March 1 - March 31 April 15
(Students entering 6th grade in September Only)

www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com
CLOSED

The open enrollment period for the Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) is closed.  Families who submitted an application between March 1 - April 15, and who participated in the interview process, will receive an acceptance, waitlist or denial letter via email on or before June 23, 2017.

Please be advised that submission of an application to ELMS does not guarantee enrollment.  Students are required to meet grade level eligibility, interview and program specific criteria.  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. 



High School Choice and High School Transfer Applications Available - March 1 - March 31 April 15
www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com
CLOSED
The open enrollment period for High School Choice and High School Transfers is closed.  Families who submitted an application between March 1 - April 15, and who participated in the interview process, will receive an acceptance, waitlist or denial letter via email on or before June 23, 2017.

Please be advised that submission of a High School Choice or Transfer application does not guarantee enrollment.  Students are required to meet grade level eligibility, interview and program specific criteria.  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

 



 

 

                                              School Choice and Programs Timeline


School/Program
 
Application Date
 
Testing/Interviews
 
Lottery
 
Notification
 
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
 
 February 1 – 28,  N/A  June 2017, if applicable  sent on or before
June 16, 2017
 
Montessori School at Lemoyne
Pre-K Program

(3 Year Olds Only)
 
February 1 – 28
 
N/A
 
June 1, 2017, if applicable
 
sent on or before
June 5, 2017
 Syracuse Latin School
(Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Only)
 
Phase I
February 1 – April 15
 
Phase II, ongoing
 
June 7, 2017
 
sent on or before
June 9, 2017

Delaware Primary (K-3)
and
Seymour Academy 
(K-5)
Dual Language Programs
February 1 – April 15 TBD June 2017, if applicable sent on or before
June 16, 2017

Expeditionary Learning
Middle School 

ELMS
(6th Grade Only)
 March 1 - April 15  
March 10 –
April 28, 2017
June 7, 2017 sent on or before June 9, 2017

 High School Choice
  • Construction Technology Program
  • Henninger Health Careers Program (Health Professions and Medical Assisting)
  • International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
  • Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC)
  • 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)
  • Urban Teacher Preparation Program
  • Welding 
 
March 1 – April 15
 
March 10 –
April 28, 2017
 
June  2017, if applicable
 
sent on or before June 16, 2017

High School Transfers
  • Corcoran
  • Henninger
  • Nottingham
March 1 – April 15 N/A June  2017, if applicable sent on or before
June  27, 2017

 K-8 Transfer Program 
 
April 1 - 30  N/A July 2017, if applicable  sent on or before
July 10, 2017

 

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 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: The transfer waitlists do not roll over to the next year.  Therefore, families who submit transfer requests MUST reaply each year.   Per Board of Education Policy, elementary students are only allowed two transfers during the elementary years.  Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 are allowed the opportunity to transfer once during the middle school years, and once during the high school years.

 

 


 
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. 
 
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)