School Choice Information

Looking Ahead: 2018 School Choice

New timeline, same great options

 

In Eugene School District 4J, our school choice policy is that students may request to enroll in any 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

 

Earlier deadline: The deadline for 4J district residents to be included in the school choice lottery for 2017–18 is January 31, earlier than in previous years. School visits will be scheduled in the month of January. To be included in the annual school choice lottery, 4J residents must apply between January 1 and January 31, by midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and April 1.

 

Who needs to apply: All students who wish to enroll in a school other than their neighborhood school must submit an application. This includes incoming siblings of current students, students who have moved out of the district and want to remain enrolled next year fifth grade students who want to move up to a middle school other than their neighborhood school, and non-residents who enrolled this year on a one-year interdistrict transfer. Their enrollment is not automatic.

 

Who does not need to apply: If your student is already enrolled in our school on an in-district school choice transfer and has not moved out of the district, or is enrolled on an out-of-district multi-year open enrollment transfer, you do not need to reapply.

 

Come see our schools: If you or any of your friends are interested in exploring your school choice options, the district will hold an Elementary School Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. All 4J schools will hold tours and other opportunities to visit during the month of January.

 

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school at our school choice events in January! Our school choice tours are:

Thursday, January 18th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, school tour

Thursday, January 18th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, school choice presentation

Wednesday, January 24th, 9:00 – 10:00 am, school tour

Wednesday, January 31, 9:00 – 10:00 am, school tour

More information: www.4j.lane.edu/choice