Schools of Choice Info Session - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:27am

Families of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to attend the first of two evening Info Sessions on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Stratton Elementary School. The Info Session will provide families with an overview of the Schools of Choice process, showcase each of the District's 12 elementary schools, and provide the opportunity to ask questions of Choice staff members. Administrators and kindergarten teachers from each elementary school will also be present to speak with families. 

Students are assigned to elementary schools using the District’s Schools of Choice program which takes into consideration the family’s school preferences, sibling preference, proximity, and socioeconomic status, aiming to give as many families as possible their first choice and ensure that all schools reflect the diversity of the District. Students must turn five on or before September 1, 2015 in order to register. Students with siblings currently enrolled in Unit 4 must also register during the January-March registration period.

This year, additional school tours and Choice Chats have been added to allow parents more opportunities to visit each of the District’s 12 elementary schools and become informed about the student assignment process.

Families can learn more about the Schools of Choice process by visiting

Important Dates

Kindergarten Registration – January 2-March 31, 2015

Students must turn five on or before September 1, 2015. Parents must provide a birth certificate and proof of residency at the time of registration.

Middle School Registration – April 20-24, 2015

This is only for students currently enrolled at Stratton & BTW. All other elementary schools feed into a middle school and no further registration is required.

Middle School Open Houses

Jefferson: April 20, 2015

Franklin: April 21, 2015

Edison: April 23, 2015

Each will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Transfer Period – May 1-29

For current Unit 4 elementary and middle school students who wish to apply for admission at another Unit 4 school. Transfers will be granted based on seat availability.

Step Inside Our Schools To Find The Right Fit For Your Family

Visit During the School Day

Visit any of our 12 elementary schools on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. during the month of February. You are also welcome to reach out to any of our school principals, who are happy to answer your questions and let you learn firsthand what their schools have to offer your child.

Attend an Info Session or Evening Open House

Info Sessions

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Stratton Elementary School (902 N. Randolph Street, C.)

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Barkstall Elementary School (2201 Hallbeck Drive, C.)

Evening Open House

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at any of the twelve elementary schools. Tours will be provided.

Participate in a Choice Chat

Choice Chats offer a smaller setting for families to speak with Schools of Choice staff members and have their questions answered. Please join any of the following chat sessions: Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 p.m. during the month of March at the Family Information Center.

Reach Out

Not seeing a time that will work for your family? Reach out! Our Choice Specialists are available to answer your questions by phone (217-351-3701) or in person at our Family Information Center. They can also connect you with our Choice Liaison who can set up school visits on your behalf and connect your family with the resources you need to rank your school choices.


To register or get more information, contact:

Family Information Center

1103 N Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820


Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in March & May.