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My School. My Choice.

At City Schools, students have the choice to choose and apply for the middle or high school of their choice.

Middle and High School Choice Fair

The Middle and High School Choice Fair is on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Join us to learn about school options, talk to students and staff from different schools, and find out more about choosing your school.

  • Interactive learning activities
  • Student performances
  • Resources and give aways
  • Free books
  • DJ and more!

If you have a child in 4th through 8th grade, we encourage you to attend. It’s never too early to start learning about options and planning for your child’s future! 


Middle School Choice

Learn more about registering for middle school


High School Choice

Learn more about applying to high school


Explore Schools

Search for schools by program offering or location

School Visits and Open Houses

Visiting schools is the best way to see which school will be the “best fit” for you.

Many schools have at least one “open house” between October and December when you can  for you to visit and ask questions. If you can’t make it to a school's scheduled “open house,” call the school and ask if you can visit at a more convenient time.

Many schools also have shadow days, where you can partner with a current student and attend classes to get a real feel for the school.

Find out about school open house and shadow days.

School Choice Liaisons

Confused about something related to the high school choice process? No worries! There is a staff member at your current school who can help you find a high school that is perfect for you.

Find out who your school's choice liaison is.

You can talk to this person about high school programs, which schools you’re eligible to attend, visiting schools you’re interested in, how to apply, and more.

Important Dates

October through December:
School open houses

December 2:
Choice application available online and in schools

December 7:
School choice fair

January 17:
Choice application deadline

February 5:
Deadline to apply to charter schools with school-based lotteries

March 9:
Students notified about results from the district’s choice application