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Syracuse City School District
Student Registration ::
2016 PreK-8 Summer School Sites ::
Documents Required for Registration ::
Focus and Priority School Transfers ::
High School Choice Information Booklet ::
High School Choice Options ::
IB Counselor and Teacher Recommendation Forms ::
Pre-K - 8 School Transfer Program ::
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration ::
Syracuse Latin Admissions Form ::

Akua A Goodrich
1005 W. Fayette St.
4th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
P:  (315) 435-4545
F:  (315) 435-6210

Seeking to register your child in the Syracuse City School District?  Applications are now available for the 2016-2017 school year.
 Click Here to Complete the Online Application

Important Announcement

The choice and transfer notification timeline for 2016-2017 programs is as follows:


Program Notification Date
High School Choice June 17
High School Transfers June 24 - 30
Priority/Focus Transfers June 24 - 30
Pre-K - 8 Transfers June 24 - 30

High School Choice Information: Selection and Lottery Process

The Syracuse City School District is excited to announce that we receiveid a tremendous response to and interest in our High School Choice Program for the 2016-2017 school year. This process included the submission of an online application to one or more of the specialized high schools or schools with career technical or specialized programs listed below, an interview and a lottery, which was conducted using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System:

  • Construction Technology Program at Nottingham (Construction Technology)
  • Henninger Health Careers Program (Health Careers)
  • International Baccalaureate Program at Corcoran (IB)
  • Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC)
  • Nottingham 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)

Selection and Lottery Criteria

Each school and/or specialized program appointed an Interview Committee or Designee who was responsible for conducting a face-to-face or phone interview with each student who submitted an online application.  Students who participated in the interview process and demonstrated a strong interest in the program or CTE focus areas were recommended by the schools to include in the high school choice lottery for the respective school or specialized program.

The lotteries were conducted using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System. This online lottery system allows the district to implement and ensure a fair and equitable selection and placement process.  Students who are selected by the Interview Committee were deemed eligible to enter in to the school or program specific lottery and then randomly selected for placement by the system.  The system automatically ranked each student by giving them a numbr on the accepted list or the waitlist.  This number is based on the total number of seats available in each school or specialized program. Students who are waitlisted by the system will be contacted by the Department of Registration when a seat becomes available at the school or specialized program of choice.

Important Note: Students must be selected by the Interview Committee to be entered in to the lottery.  Student entrance in to the lottery pool or ranking in the lottery is not based on the date or time an application is submitted during the High School Choice open enrollment process.  This is a randomized selection and ranking process. 

Notification of Selection, Confirmation of Placement and Acceptance

Students who were accepted into their school or specialized program of choice or waitlisted received notification through the Smartchoice Online Email Notification System. Students who were denied because they did not: (1) meet the criteria or demonstrate strong interest in the program or one or more of the CTE focus areas or (2) respond to a request for an interview received a letter of notification via the USPS mail system. 

Students who were accepted into their program or school of choice are required to confirm or declne their seat by submitting an email to or call the Student Registration Center on or before June 21, 2016 to confirm or decline their seat.  If the Registration Center does not receive a confirmation email or call, the district will automatically assign the student to the school of choice. Students who have been accepted into more than one program are required to communicate their preference to Student Registration on or before June 21, 2016.  If we do not receieve correspondence, we will assign the student to their first choice and decline the other seats.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS NOT ACCEPTED via High School Choice:  Students who were not accepted in to their school or program of choice are
required to attend their feeder high school in September. If the student submitted an eligible High School Transfer request they will receive a notifcation of acceptance or waitlist via the Smartchoice Online Notification System.

Frazer, Westside Academy at Blodgett and a portion of the 8th graders who attend Grant Middle School, but reside in the Fowler quadrant, do not have a feeder high school. Therefore, these students were required to participate in the High School Choice or Transfer process.  If the student did not submit an online application or is not accepted through the process, the district will assign them to one of the comprehensive high schools.  The parent or guardian will be notified in writing of this assignment.

High School Transfers are processed via the Smartchoice Online System.  Students who submitted a transfer application during the transfer period and meet one or more of the following criteria are entered into the lottery:

  1. Request a Home School/Join Sibling Transfer – a transfer to their child’s home school (the school to which a student is assigned based on the physical address listed in eSchool), where a sibling (brother or sister residing in the same household) is enrolled and will remain for at least a year .
  2. Request a Join Sibling Only Transfer  - a transfer to join a sibling (brother or sister residing in the same household) who is enrolled in the school and will remain for at least one year.
  3. Request a Home School Only Transfer – a transfer to their child’s home school (the school to which a student is assigned based on the physical address listed in eSchool).
Students who are entered into the lottery, but not accepted via the randomized lottery process are  automatically waitlisted. The Department of Student Registration will contact the parent or guardian when a seats becomes availabe at the school of choice.

We wish all of our students a wonderful summer and a successful school year.

Registration for the the 2016-2017 School Year is OPEN

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

For information on the documents required for registration, please click the Documents Required for Registration 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: All parents and/or guardians are required to provide a valid state or federal photo ID as proof of identification when registering a new or returning student.

Ready to get started? Visit

Open Enrollment for 16-17 only
Grades 1 -12 (Kindergarten Applications for the 2016-2017 school year should be submitted through the Kindergarten Application Link)

2016-2017 Online Applications Available May 1

Pre-K – 8 Summer School Programs - Online Applications CLOSED

2016 Online Summer School Applications are CLOSED.  Students who have not registered for summer school can register on July 5, 2016 at the summer school program site.  Please click here for Summer School Site Information.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are enrolled in a charter elementary or middle school are not eligible to enroll in the Syracuse City School District's summer school program.

 Pre-Kindergarten Summer Program (limited space availability):
July 5 – August 15

Elementary Summer Program (K-5 only):
July 5 – August 2

Elementary Inclusive Program and Special Class (K-5 only):
July 5 – August 15

Middle School Summer Program (6-8 only):
July 5 – August 2

Middle School Summer Program (6-8 only):
July 5 – August 2

To find out which summer school site location your child will attend, please click here or the PreK-8 Summer School Sites tab above.

We wish your child a fantastic summer!

High School Summer School Information
Each high school will be hosting their own summer school program. Students who reside in the City, but attend a non-public/parochial or private school are eligible to register for summer school.  These students are required to attend the high school within their quadrant and MUST register on Thursday, June 30.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are enrolled in a charter high school are not eligible to enroll in the Syracuse City School District's high school summer program.

Students have the opportunity to pre-register for summer school during the month of June with their school counselors.
1.       Students requiring summer school are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their counselor during the month of June. Classes end June 13th, 
          so students  should schedule the appointment prior to leaving, but can always email or phone their counselor after that date to schedule an  
2.       Phone or email registrations are not allowed, students must meet with their counselor in person. 
3.       During the meeting, the counselor will verify the student’s course/Regents Exam needs, indicate course(s)/Regents Exams selected, and register the     
          student on eSchool.
4.       Parents/Guardians will be notified by the school that their child has registered for summer school, and will be asked to sign a contract outlining the
          summer school procedures, which will include course progress monitoring, behavior and a health questionnaire.

High School
Registration Timeline

Students have the opportunity to register during the June Regents Exam period at their home school if they know summer school is required. In addition, students can register by following the schedule below:
·   Seniors Only---------------------------------------Monday, June 27, 2016 - - - -8:00am – 2:00pm
·   Juniors Only---------------------------------------Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - - - -8:00am – 2:00pm
·   Sophomores/Freshmen Only----------------Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - - -8:00am – 2:00pm
·   Out of District Students/Regents Only---Thursday, June 30, 2016 - - - - - 8:00am – 2:00pm 

For more information, please contact the High School Office

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment
2016-2017 Online Applications Available beginning February 1 

Click Here for additional information on the Pre-K and Kindergarten registration process.



Non-Residents: If you reside outside the City of Syracuse and are: (1) a Syracuse City School District Unit 1 or Unit 2 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

Priority School Letter
Focus School Letter
Computer Access Sites
School Quadrant List
Street Directory

High Schools
Institute of Technology at Central
PSLA @ Fowler

Alternative Education Programs
Johnson Center/Adult Education
McCarthy @ Beard
MS Program @ Shea

Middle & K-8 Schools
Clary Middle School
Danforth Middle School
Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
Frazer K-8 School
Grant Middle School
Huntington Pre-K-8 School
HW Smith Pre-K-8 School
Lincoln Middle School
Roberts Pre-K-8 School
Westside Academy at Blodgett

Elementary Schools
Bellevue Elementary School
Delaware Elementary School
Delaware Primary
Dr. King Elementary School
Dr. Weeks Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Hughes Elementary School
LeMoyne Elementary School
McKinley-Brighton Elementary School
Meachem Elementary School
Montessori at Lemoyne
Porter Elementary School
Salem Hyde Elementary School
Seymour Dual Language Academy
Syracuse Latin
Van Duyn Elementary School
Webster Elementary School

Syracuse City School District
Sharon Contreras, Ph.D., Superintendent

725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone: 315.435.4499
The Syracuse City School District hereby advises students, parents, employees and the general public that it is committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, programs and educational opportunities, including career and technical education opportunities, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, Native American ancestry/ethnicity, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. More info