2020-2021 Application Information

APPLICATION PERIOD

We will announce details of our 2020-2021 application period during the month of October (exact date TBA). We will also be announcing dates of open houses and other opportunities to learn more about Crosstown High. To be notified about details of our application process, please sign up for our mailing list. Thanks!

DIVERSE BY DESIGN

In our location at Crosstown Concourse, we are at the center of a diverse range of neighborhoods which, together, reflect the unique diversity of Memphis as a whole. Crosstown High is committed to being a “diverse by design” school, which means that we will work to ensure that our application pool reflects the diversity of our surrounding communities.

READY TO APPLY?

Click here to apply to Crosstown High through SchoolMint, our application platform. You will need to create an account in order to apply.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO CAN APPLY TO CROSSTOWN HIGH?

Application to Crosstown High is open to entering 9th and 10th grade students. The only requirement is that the student lives in within the boundaries of the Shelby County School district.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

The priority application period for the 2019-2020 school year opened October 15, 2018, and ran through December 15, 2018, at 6 pm. All applications received after this time are being added to our waiting list.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

The application will ask for basic information that you should have readily available. You will need to submit one proof of address as well. It is very important that the email address you provide be one that is checked regularly, as we will communicate almost exclusively by email. Parents or guardians should fill out the application. A student may fill out the application, but only with the permission of the guardian. (Please, we ask that no school representatives or counselors complete the application for a student without his/her parent's knowledge.) There is no need to submit transcripts, test scores, etc. The 50-100 word essay that we ask for is for our information only -- it will not be used as a selection criteria.

Once a student has been accepted to Crosstown High, the student's guardian will be asked to complete their registration online, which will include proof of residence, transcripts, etc. Failure to complete this registration process by stated deadlines will result in the offer of admission being revoked.

TELL ME ABOUT THE LOTTERY. HOW DOES IT WORK?

We contract with a third party, SchoolMint, to run a lottery in the instance that it becomes necessary. At the time of the lottery, all applicant are randomly assigned a number by the SchoolMint system. Those drawn in the lottery are sent an email with an Offer of Admission, while the other applicants are assigned a waitlist number. If a family declines their offer or withdraws their application, the student at the top of the waitlist will be offered the open seat.

WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF OUR WAITLIST NUMBER CHANGES?

We are unable to notify each family on the waitlist every time they move up on the list. You can easily check your waitlist status by logging in to SchoolMint at https://crosstownhigh.schoolmint.net.