The application process for the 2017-2018 school year is now closed. The online application and scheduling website is still open to users who have already opened an account in order to allow for accessing notification letters. Notification letters for ninth grade will be posted to the online application site no later than March 3, 2017, and notification letters for PreK-8th grade will be posted to the online portal no later than April 3, 2017.
First Grade Exception Form
Students must be six years old by September 1, 2017, in order to apply for first grade enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. However, if your child will become six years old between September 2, 2017 - December 31, 2017, he/she may qualify for an exception to the age requirement for first grade enrollment.
To qualify for this exception, your child:
- Must become six years old between September 2, 2017 - December 31, 2017
- Must have attended preschool and kindergarten at the same nonpublic school, or the same public school outside Illinois
- Must have been taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher
- Must be deemed ready by the nonpublic school (or the public school outside Illinois) to work at the first grade level
If you are applying for first grade enrollment for your child under this age exception, you must apply via paper application and you must submit a First Grade Age Exception Form to the Office of Access and Enrollment along with your application.
NOTE: If you are exercising the first grade age exception, and you are submitting both the Standard Elementary Schools application and the Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application, you must apply to first grade on both applications; you cannot apply to first grade on one application and to kindergarten on the other.
Should you have any questions regarding this process, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.