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Important Dates to Remember

Kindergarten & Magnet School Registration

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

Kindergarten registration will take place January 2 - March 31, 2017 at the Family Information Center.

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 at 9 a.m. during the month of February and Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. during the month of March.

Kenwood and Barkstall will not be available for tours on March 15, 22, or 29 due to Spring Intersession.

You are also welcome to reach out to any of our school principals, who are happy to answer your questions and tell you more about what their school has to offer your child.

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. Booker T. Washington, Bottenfield, International Prep Academy, Robeson, Stratton, and Westview.

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 & March 9 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. 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. You may 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. Call 217-351-3800.

Middle School Registration - April 24 - 28, 2017

(Only for 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.)

Middle School Open Houses

  • 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

For current Unit 4 elementary and middle school students who wish to apply for admission to another Unit 4 school.

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

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in March & May.


Family Information Center:

1103 North Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3701
(map it on Google)

Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Thurs. open until 6 p.m., March & May only
Or by appointment