Schools of Choice Kindergarten Registration


3/17/20 UPDATE: You can still register your 2020-21 incoming kindergartener during the shutdown. Complete the registration form found on the website, include with proof residence and the child’s certified birth certificate, and send via email to or fax to 217-373-7315.

3/16/20 UPDATE: The state's mandated school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic extends to the district's administrative locations at both Windsor and Mellon. As a result, the March 31 Schools of Choice deadline is postponed and will be extended to a to be determined date. The March 24 mobile registration scheduled for Salt & Light is also postponed. 

Welcome to Champaign Schools!

Choice Days are here. Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is January 2 - March 31. 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

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 217-351-3701 or