Schools of Choice Dates Announced for 2017-2018


Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:57am

Champaign Unit 4 School District is pleased to announce the Schools of Choice kindergarten registration dates for the 2017-2018 school year! Unit 4 invites parents to visit the District’s 12 elementary schools and learn about the Choice system that allows for parent input in the student assignment process.

Kindergarten Registration - January 2-March 31, 2017

Students must turn five on or before September 1, 2017.
Parents must provide birth certificate and proof of residency at the time of registration. 
Younger siblings of current Unit 4 students should also register during this time.


Attend a Kindergarten Registration Info Session

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Stratton Elementary School — 902 N. Randolph Street in Champaign
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at International Prep Academy — 1605 W. Kirby Avenue in Champaign

Join a Tour During the School Day

Visit any of our 12 elementary schools on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. during the month of February and Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. during the month of March. Barkstall and Kenwood will not be having tours on March 15, 22, and 29 due to break.

Choice Chats

Choice Chats offer a smaller setting for families to speak with Schools of Choice staff members and have their questions answered. Please join one or both of the chat sessions:

March 2, 2017 and March 9, 2017 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Family Information Center.

Attend an Evening Open House

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Barkstall, Carrie Busey, Dr. Howard, Garden Hills, Kenwood, and South Side.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Booker T. Washington, Bottenfield, International Prep Academy, Robeson, Stratton, and Westview.

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. You may also contact 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 (217-351-3800).

Middle School Registration – April 24-28, 2017

(Only for current fifth grade students at Stratton & BTW. All other elementary schools feed into a middle school and no further registration is required. For incoming kindergarten families, all schools will feed directly into one of our middle schools.)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Edison Middle School
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Franklin Middle School

Transfer Period – May 1-31

Unit 4 elementary and middle school students who wish to apply for admission at another Unit 4 school should do so during the Transfer Period.

Transition Period for New Unit 4 Families - May 1-September 1, 2017

New to the community and registering for school after May 1? We are happy to welcome families during this period of transition and assist with the student assignment process. Simply visit the Family Information Center with your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency to register for fall.

To register or get more information, contact:

Family Information Center

1103 N Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820 217-351-3701
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in March & May

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