Arts IMPACT Middle School (AIMS) is an excellent choice for students in Columbus City Schools who are creative, arts-oriented and are committed to working hard in both their Arts and Academic classes. Students and families interested in attending AIMS have two ways to pursue admissions at AIMS. One way is through Selective Admissions which is reserved for 20% of our incoming 6th grade class that meets the criteria listed below. Additionally 5th grade students from Duxberry Park Arts IMPACT are also provided the opportunity to continue their Arts IMPACT education without filling out a lottery or selective admissions application. The other way to pursue enrollment at AIMS is to apply through the traditional Columbus City Schools lottery process (see details below). 


School Choice/Lottery

School Choice/Lottery Information

If you do not meet the Selective Admissions criteria below but are still interested in attending AIMS, please fill out the School Choice/Lottery application available through Infinite Campus following the link below. 

School choice/lottery applications will now be filled out online. Click HERE for information on how to access those paperless applications.


School Choice/Lottery Important Dates

Elementary/Middle School Lottery Applications: Accepted via the Parent Portal February 6 through March 31, 2017


Selective Admissions

Columbus City Schools Selective Admissions Criteria


Selective Admissions Important Dates

Selective Admissions – (Paper Applications): Letters given to eligible students on January 9, with a submission deadline of January 27, 2017

Selective Admissions for Arts Schools: (Duxberry Park Alternative School, Arts Impact Middle School and Fort Hayes Arts and Academics High School) Auditions and Meetings arranged by individual schools during the month of February, 2017


**For more information and FAQ visit the Columbus City Schools Selective Admissions site