City University Schools support the Shelby County Schools system by serving as a network of college preparatory charter schools for scholars attending a low-performing middle school or high school within a fifteen-mile radius of our campus. In order to meet this goal and challenges of affording all scholars access to an academically rigorous program of study, City University Schools does not discriminate in its admissions practices. In compliance with all federal, state and local laws, City University targets all populations within its defined radius, regardless of race, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, national origin or gender.

All scholars of City University Schools are admitted regardless of previous academic record. However, admission is contingent upon each student and their parents' willingness to sign the yearly Progress Inventory Plan and the Scholar Code of Conduct. Both documents are developed to adhere to the school's mission and to develop student scholars through scholarship and citizenship.

The initial enrollment period is posted on school applications and may be extended or shortened, as required by law, regulation or policy. If necessary, the Board of Trustees may reconsider the dates of the enrollment deadline in order to ensure the school reaches the greatest number of families in the community and fills all available seats.


The 2019-2020 Admission Application (PDF format) is also available to view, download, and print below. Any completed application can be mailed upon request during the enrollment period (now - July 14, 2019).

2019-2020 Admission Application