Enrollment Process

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 2020–21 application period ended on March 2, 2020, for preschool through 8th grade. On March 27, families were notified of lottery results.

If you’re interested in applying to Creative Minds through the postlottery ongoing application process, please visit the My School DC website or call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336.

For Matched Families: How to Enroll

The deadline for submitting enrollment paperwork to Creative Minds was June 15, 2020. If you have questions about enrollment, please contact Heather Hesslink, our director of operations and compliance, at frontdesk@creativemindspcs.org or (202) 588-0370.

 
 
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.

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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.

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