Applications for admission to Creative Minds must be submitted through the My School DC lottery. We give preference to children of staff members, siblings of Creative Minds students, and siblings of students who have been offered a space at our school.
The application period for school year 2021–22 begins on December 14, 2020, and runs through March 1, 2021, for preschool through 8th grade. Lottery results will be announced on April 2, 2021. Visit the My School DC website to learn more.
For Matched Families: How to Enroll
My School DC will release lottery results on April 2, 2021. Families matched with Creative Minds will enroll online, through our school, with a deadline of May 3, 2021. We’ll post information here before the enrollment period begins.
Pursuant to The D.C. School Reform Act of 1995 (Sec 38-1802.06) as amended, enrollment in public charter schools is open to all students who are residents of the District of Columbia, and if space is available, to non-resident students who pay tuition at the rate established by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Penalty for False Information
Any person, including any District of Columbia public school or public charter school official, who knowingly supplies false information to a public official shall be subject to payment of fine of not more than $500, or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof. The case of any such person may be referred to the Office of the Attorney General for consideration for prosecution.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Creative Minds International Public Charter School, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Creative Minds International Public Charter School may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the LEA to the contrary in accordance with LEA’s procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Creative Minds International Public Charter School to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.
If you do not want Creative Minds International Public Charter School to disclose directory information from your child’s education without your prior written consent, you must notify the LEA in writing by filling out the form provided by the School in the Welcome Packet and returning it on the first day of school in the fall of 2019.
If you have any questions, please call CMI at 202-588-0370.