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

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: 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 www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com.

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


2016-2017 Online Applications Available May 1

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


If you believe your child meets the criteria detailed below, you can submit an online application to the Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) during the open enrollment period of March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

Once the parent or guardian of a potential student completes an online application, the student will be identified, contacted and interviewed by the ELMS Enrollment Committee. Students can be referred by their school and will be selected based on a variety of academic and socio-emotional factors that include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated interest in project-based learning and an ability to work in small groups with peers
  • Possession of strong interpersonal/leadership skills
  • Established challenges or concerns that put the student at-risk for low academic performance or social isolation

If you are interested in requesting a transfer to another school within the district, you must submit an online transfer application during the K-8 Transfer Program period of April 1, 2017 – April 30, 2017 by visiting www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.comLate applications will not be accepted.

High School Choice and High School Transfer Applications NOW AVAILABLE - March 1 - March 31

It's  that time of year again and we are excited about the high school choice opportunities afforded students who are tranistioning in to high school in September.  The following are a listing of our specialized high schools or schools with career technical or specialized programs:

  •  Construction Technology at Nottingham 
  •  Health Careers Program at Henninger High School (Health Professions, 9th Graders or Medical Assisting, 10th Graders)
  •  Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC)
  •  International Baccalaureate Program at Corcoran (Teacher and Counselor Recommendation required)
  •  Natural Resources-STEM Program at Nottingham
  •  Public Service Leadership Academy
  •  Syracuse Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at ITC
  •  Syracuse Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Henninger
  •  Urban Teacher Preparation Program at Corcoran
  •  Welding Program at Corcoran

IMPORTANT NOTE: To apply visit www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com and follow the instructions.  You must have a valid email address to begin the process or use your existing Smartchoice User ID and Password.  If you cannot remember your email address or password, please use the recover email or password link on the sign in page.  If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call the Department of Registration for assistance, (315) 435-4545.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Enrollment (Currently Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 SY)


Thank you for your interest in the Syracuse City School District. Please be advised that per New York State Education Department and Board of Education approval, there will be a change in grade configuration for Lemoyne Elementary School. Therefore, we will not accept new students or existing Pre-K students into kindergarten next year.  Pre-K students who are projected to attend Lemoyne for kindergarten will be assigned to another school within the quadrant or allowed to join a sibling at a school outside of the quadrant, if a seat is available in the school of choice. The District will send a letter during the month of February detailing this information. The Departments of Student Registration and Early Childhood Education will work with the Pre-K staff to ensure that families are aware of this information. 


2017-2018 Online Applications Available beginning February 1

*Students who are currently enrolled in a school or affiliated agency program do not have to apply for kindergarten.  These students will roll into their home school.  Please call 435-4545 if you are not sure about registering your child.


Click Here for additional information on the Pre-K and Kindergarten registration process. Click the link to access the
PreK and K Flyer

Elementary School Options (Currently Accepting Applications for Syracuse Latin and Delaware and Seymour Dual Language Progams Only; Montesorri Application Period are Closed)
Important Note for Families Who are Applying to the Delaware or Seymour Dual Language Programs:
If your child is currently projected to attend Delaware or Seymour next year, you do not have to submit an online application for the Delaware or Seymour Dual Langauge Program. Famlies of Pre-K students will be identified in June through the English as a New Language (ENL) testing process, while others are identified by the Department of Early Childhood Education and the ENL, Bilingual Education and World Language Department. All others will be identified and contacted by the schools.
2017-2018 Online Applications Available February 1 - February 28
  Click the link to access the
Elementary Flyer



                                              School Choice and Programs Timeline

Application Date
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
 February 1 – 28,  N/A  May 2017, if applicable  May 2017
Montessori School at Lemoyne
Pre-K Program

(3 Year Olds Only)
February 1 – 28
May 2017, if applicable
May 2017
 Syracuse Latin School
(Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Only)
Phase I
February 1 – 28
Phase II, ongoing
June 2017

Delaware Primary (K-3)
Seymour Academy 
Dual Language Programs
February 1 – 28 TBD May 2017, if applicable June 2017

Expeditionary Learning
Middle School 

(6th Grade Only)
 March 1 - 31  
March 10 –
April 28, 2017
 May  2017  
June 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 – 31
March 10 –
April 28, 2017
May  2017, if applicable
June 2017

High School Transfers
  • Corcoran
  • Henninger
  • Nottingham
March 1 – 31 N/A May  2017, if applicable June 2017

 K-8 Transfer Program 
April 1 - 30  N/A  May 2017  June 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 eligibleto 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: 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. 
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.

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

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