Resources for Families and Schools

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


Key Dates Flyer

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!


English | Spanish (Español) | Amharic (አማርኛ፤) | French (Français) | Chinese (中文) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)


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.


English | Spanish (Español) | Amharic (አማርኛ፤) | French (Français) | Chinese (中文) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)


Guide to My School DC

This guide explains the My School DC application process, including who needs to submit a My School DC application and what is required.


English | Spanish (Español) | Amharic (አማርኛ፤) 


School Directory for the 2021-22 school year lottery 

The My School DC school directory includes profiles of each public school (DCPS and charter) that participates in the common lottery. It is a great resource to begin your school search process. 


English | Spanish (Español)


My School DC Application 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.