Schools of Choice Kindergarten Registration

5/1/20 UPDATE

Incoming 2020-21 kindergarten students registered during the Schools of Choice process will be notified by mail of their school assignment in late May.

The registration period for new students to the District is May 1 - June 12, 2020.  Parents must show current or impending residency in the form of two of the following:  

  • Driver's License or State ID
  • Voter's Registration Card
  • Lease or Mortgage documents
  • Current month's power, water, internet or cable bill

Forms may be emailed to or faxed to (217) 373-7315 until the current state mandates allow the District’s registration center to reopen to the public. 

New District students will be notified of their school assignment in late June.  Students arriving after June 12 may register upon arrival to the community. Assignments for students registering after June 12 will be made during the summer and prior to the start of the school year.

At this time, transfers between schools for current District students will not be addressed unless extenuating circumstances exist relating to safety, physical needs, or siblings.

Questions about the process may be directed to the Choice Office by calling (217) 373-7311.

Welcome to Champaign Schools!

Choice Days are here. Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is January 2 - March 31 (extended to April 15). During this time, parents are invited to learn about our schools and then register to rank your school choices at our new location:

Center for Family and Community Engagement
Mellon Building, 703 S. New St., Champaign
Registration hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday (Extended deadline hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on April 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 ONLY)

Students who register after the registration period will be assigned to schools according to seat availability. 

How to register:

To register for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020. Even if your incoming kindergartener already has an older sibling in the district, he or she should register during this time.

The steps below will walk you through the Schools of Choice registration process for students entering kindergarten and those new to the district entering grades 1-8. These steps and more about each school are also included in the 2020-21 Schools of Choice Registration Guide (PDF). If your student is new to the district entering grades 9-12, contact the Champaign Unit 4 Administrative Center on Windsor Road at 217-351-3800.


1. Understand the Schools of Choice Process

2. Visit Our Schools (Tour and Information Session Dates)

3. Register Your Student

4. Prepare for Kindergarten

5. Receive Your Assignment


Helpful links and documents

Questions about registration?

Join us for one of the School of Choice events or contact 217-373-7311 or