Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

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Cesar Chavez participates in the My School DC common lottery. We only accept this application. To apply to Cesar Chavez click here. Rank Cesar Chavez as your top choice!
Cesar Chavez has four (4) campuses.

Capitol Hill High School
709 12th Street, SE
Grades 9 – 12
Accepts Grades 9 and 10

Parkside High School
3701 Hayes Street, NE
Grades 9 – 12
Accepts Grades 9 and 10

Prep Middle School
770 Kenyon Street, NW
Grades 6 – 9
Accepts Grades 6 – 9

Parkside Middle School
3701 Hayes Street, NE
Grades 6 – 8
Accepts Grades 6 – 9

Lottery results are released March 31, 2017. You will receive an email, mailed letter or you can log into your family account and click on the “View the lottery results” button.

If you missed the application deadlines for the 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 the waitlist is if the applicant is the sibling of a current student. To submit a post-lottery application for school year 2017-18, click here.

Any child applying after the lottery deadlines are added to the Cesar Chavez 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.

  • My School DC application opens
    • December 12, 2016
  • Application Deadline for Grades 9 – 12
    • February 1, 2017
  • Application Deadline for Grades PK3 – 8
    • March 1, 2017
  • Lottery results released
    • March 31, 2017
  • Lottery notification and paperwork submission
    • April 3, 2017
  • Enrollment Deadline
    • May 1, 2017

If your child was matched with Cesar Chavez through the lottery, you must enroll your child – in person, at the correct campus.

  • Complete Chavez’s online registration form
  • Visit your enrolling campus in person
  • 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.

Campuses will provide information on uniform sales in the spring to all families.  Please contact the campus directly as to the cost and times of the uniform roadshow’s.

Need Assistance?

If you have questions or concerns, please email enrollment@chavezschools.org or contact your enrolling school’s Admissions Coordinator.  You may also contact the Director of Student Recruitment and Parent Engagement, Ms. Desirée Brown by email at desiree.brown@chavezschools.org or by phone at 202.888.6877.