Mark Your Calendar: Kindergarten Registration Begins January 2, 2018

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:38pm

From January 2 - March 29, 2018, families with incoming kindergarten students residing in the Champaign Unit 4 School District may register for the 2018-2019 school year and rank their elementary school preference in the Schools of Choice process.

Schools of Choice maintains diversity in our schools and provides families the opportunity to apply for admission to a variety of educational environments. Families should register in person at the Family Information Center, 1103 N. Neil Street, during the designated period (January 2 - March 29) to increase chances of placement into one of their preferred schools.

Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, to register for kindergarten. 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.

The district will hold school tours, info sessions, open houses and informal Choice Chats beginning early 2018 to help families understand the registration process, talk to staff, and get to know our schools in order to rank preference.

Mark your calendar for these events:

Attend a Kindergarten Registration Info Session
Hear from our administrators about the School of Choice process.

  • Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m. at Stratton Academy of the Arts
  • Thursday, February 15, 6 p.m. at Kenwood Elementary

Join a Tour During the School Day
Visit any of our 12 elementary schools for a tour:

  • Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. during the month of February
  • Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. during the month of February at Barkstall and Kenwood only (due to balanced calendar break) 
  • Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. during the month of March (Barkstall and Kenwood will not have tours March 14, 21, and 28 due to balanced calendar break)

Attend an Evening Open House

  • Tuesday, February 6, 6-8 p.m. at Barkstall, Carrie Busey, Dr. Howard, Garden Hills, Kenwood and South Side
  • Thursday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Booker T. Washington, Bottenfield, International Prep Academy, Robeson, Stratton and Westview
  • Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8 p.m. at Edison Middle School
  • Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School
  • Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8 p.m. at Franklin Middle School

Come to Choice Chats

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

  • March 1 and March 8 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Family Information Center

Families should register in person at the Family Information Center, 1103 N. Neil Street. 

More information about how to register through Schools of Choice


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