Applications for admission to CMI must be submitted through the My School DC lottery. 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
With schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, My School DC has move the enrollment deadline from May 1 to June 15, 2020.
If you were offered a space at Creative Minds through the My School DC lottery, you must complete the enrollment process by June 15, 2020, to enroll your child for the 2020–21 school year. You may enroll online or submit enrollment paperwork by mail or email.
In early April, we will contact current Creative Minds families about reenrolling for 2020–21.
Follow these steps to set up an account at our enrollment website:
- Visit the enrollment website.
- Submit the preregistration form.
- Check your email inbox: You’ll receive an email confirmation, as well as a second email with instructions for accessing the enrollment site and creating an account.
- Follow the instructions to create an account.
After you’ve created an account, follow these steps to enroll:
- Sign in to the enrollment website.
- On the left side of the screen, select “Forms.”
- On the next screen, select the “Enrollment” tab at the top.
- Complete the enrollment forms.
- Upload supporting documents: copies of your child’s birth certificate and health forms, and documentation that proves residency. The enrollment website has more information about supporting documents.
You will complete enrollment by signing forms online, via Docusign. Two to three days after submitting forms and documents, check your email for a message about signing three forms.
If you don’t receive an email within two to three days, please check your Spam or Junk folder. If you don’t find an email there, please contact us at email@example.com or (202) 588-0370.
Enroll by Mail or Email
The packet contains all the forms and instructions that you’ll need to enroll. A Spanish-language version of the enrollment packet will be posted to this page by April 15, 2020.
Mail delivery to Creative Minds has been delayed because of the COVID-19 closure and the school’s location on the campus of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
Please mail your completed forms and copies of your supporting documents to Heather Hesslink, our director of operations and compliance, at the address on page 1 of your enrollment packet.
You may also scan the forms and documents and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not accepting paperwork in person while school is closed.
Help with Enrollment
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, our Enrollment Saturday event, scheduled for April 25, has been canceled. Instead, we’re offering enrollment support via one-on-one video meetings, email, or phone.
Please contact us at email@example.com or at (202) 588-0370 with any questions or to schedule an online video meeting.
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.