Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

(Answers will be updated with new dates and information. Check back often!) Click through the questions below to view answers on frequently asked questions about enrollment. If you currently attend Chavez Prep or Capitol Hill, please click here for new information.

Cesar Chavez participates in the My School DC common lottery. At the end of the 2018-19 school year, the Capitol Hill High School consolidated into the Parkside campus and the Chavez Prep Middle School campus closed. Only the Parkside High School campus was a part of the common lottery for school year 2019-20.  We only accept the My School DC application. To apply to Cesar Chavez Parkside High School click here. Rank Cesar Chavez Parkside High School as your top choice!
Cesar Chavez has two (2) campuses.

Parkside High School
3701 Hayes Street, NE
Grades 9 – 12

Parkside Middle School (does not participate in My School DC)
3701 Hayes Street, NE
Grade 8

Lottery results were released March 30, 2019 for the SY2019-20. You received an email, mailed letter or can log into your family account and click on the “View the lottery results” button. A Chavez staff member also called and emailed with information about completing the registration process.

The enrollment deadline for matched families was May 1, 2019. After that, your spot is no longer guaranteed.

If you missed the application deadline for the current school year, please complete the My School DC post-lottery application. Post-lottery applicants are added to the bottom of the waitlist below lottery applicants. An exception to this is if the applicant is the sibling of a current student, s/he will receive a preference and move up the waitlist.

Any child applying after the lottery deadline is added to the Chavez Schools Parkside High School waitlist. You will be contacted by phone and by email when a space for your child becomes available. You may also call and check your child’s status. We check the waitlist and send out acceptances daily.

The enrollment timeline can be found on the admissions webpage.

If your child was matched with Cesar Chavez through the lottery, you must enroll your child – in person, at the correct campus by May 1, 2019 in order to guarantee your seat.

  • Complete Chavez’s online registration form
  • Visit the Parkside High School Campus
  • Submit valid proof of D.C. residency (D.C. Residency Verification Form)
  • Submit health and dental forms, transcripts and other documents
  • Visit an Open House or schedule a Shadow Day by clicking here.

Chavez Schools partners with Risse Brothers of College Park for school uniforms.  They are located at 9700 Martin Luther King Jr Highway Suite B Lanham, MD 20706.  You can also order uniforms online at www.rissebrothers.com.  Risse Brothers can be reached by phone at 301-220-1985 or by fax at 301-220-0368.

Parkside High School will provide information on uniform sales to all families.  Please contact the campus directly as to the cost and times of the uniform roadshows.

Need Assistance?

If you have questions or concerns with the enrollment process, please contact our Registrar: Michelle Chapman, michelle.chapman@chavezschools.org