Steps to Apply

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Columbus Arts & Technology Academy. We are very excited about the quality and direction of our programs and look forward to having you join the CATA family.

Registration takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions or need assistance throughout the process, you may call our Enrollment Team at (614) 300-4980.

Enrollment begins when you create an account with SchoolMint, our online Parent Enrollment Portal.

Click here to create your new account or to log-in to your existing account, or download the SchoolMint App to your smartphone (from the Google Play or Apple Store). Once you have created your account, you can log in at any time to view the status of your student(s) enrollment.

Please provide all of the necessary enrollment information and submit your registration. You can submit additional registrations for siblings within your same SchoolMint account.

Certain documentation is required to enroll in Ohio public schools. You may scan or take photos of the required documents and upload them directly into SchoolMint in the Required Documents packet. You may also submit them to the school office in person or email copies to info@columbusata.org

Visit our Enrollment Resources page for guidelines on qualifying documents, eligibility requirements, and other helpful enrollment information.

Documents required to register new students:

  • Proof of identity for the student
  • Proof of residency for the family
  • Parent/Legal Guardian photo identification
  • Immunization/Vaccine/Shot records

Please note: You may be asked to submit additional documentation based on your family’s needs.

Students take a grade placement assessment at the school.

If you are interested in enrolling your child into Kindergarten or 1st grade, your child will take a one-on-one Grade Placement Test with one of our trained staff members. This test takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

If you are interested in enrolling your child into 2nd-12th grades, your child will take a 1-2 hour computerized Grade Placement Test in the core subjects of Math and English.

Following the test, one of our Administrators will review the results of the test with you.

Your child’s Grade Placement Test must be scheduled, so please call the school at 614.577.0900 to schedule the assessment. Assessments may be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.

CATA will make an offer of admission to your student via SchoolMint. Student’s parent/legal guardian accepts the offer by completing the online registration packet via SchoolMint, then your student is enrolled.