Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes.
Magnet School Enrollment 
 
There are two magnet schools located within District 65 boundaries - Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School. Both schools draw students from across the district and offer a continuous school setting for students in grades K-8. Each school has a specialized focus designed to appeal to children and families. Enrollment is based on an application process.
 
Application Process 
Applications for magnet school enrollment are available from January 31, 2017 through August 9, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. The application process is open only to registered students living within the District 65 attendance boundaries. Click here for more information about student registration. To ensure an equitable selection process, the only information used to make a selection is the information contained within the application and received through the registration form. The Board of Education specifies the order of selection preferences for magnet schools as following:
  • students who live within a neighborhood preference area;
  • siblings of students placed at the magnet school for programmatic reasons; and
  • younger siblings of a student currently attending the magnet school.
In the application process, applicants are assigned a random number and chosen by lottery. Consideration is given to gender balance and enrollment at the schools impacted by the selection. Applications must be submitted prior to April 4, 2017 to be considered during the first round of selections. First round selection notifications will be sent to families in late April. This email/letter includes a deadline to inform the district whether or not the placement is accepted. Additional selections will be made in May, June, July, and August.

Applications will not be accepted after August 9, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
For more information about magnet school enrollment, please contact the Research, Accountability, and Data Department at (847) 859-8056 or (847) 859-8055 or send an email to parents@district65.net.
 
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