Students entering or returning to the RCSD must register their child with the Office of Student Equity and Placement. Parents / Caregivers must provide acceptable documentation to complete the registration process. After a student is registered, they are assigned a student ID number and become eligible to complete an online enrollment through PowerSchool.
2024-25 School Choice
School Choice Lottery Deadlines
Entering Pre-Kindergarten: April 19, 2024
Entering Kindergarten: February 16, 2024
Entering Grades 7 and 9: January 19, 2024
School Choice Information
School Choice in 3 steps
The 2024-25 School Choice Process for the Rochester City School District is open. During the School Choice Lottery, City residents with children entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, 7th, and 9th grade can enroll online for the 2024-25 school year.
For information about school choices, talk to your child's counselor. To learn how to enroll and to view a digital magazine showcasing middle and high schools in our district, visit rcsdk12.org/schoolchoice.
Applying online by the lottery deadline gives your child the best choice of schools. Students who do not participate in the School of Choice Lottery will be placed in a school closest to your home where space is available after the selection process is complete.