• APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018

    Please click here to access the Limited School Choice Program application page.


    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.


    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Literary and Fine Arts School Dr. Martin luther king Jr. literary & fine arts school

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School (grades K-8), located at 2424 Lake Street in Evanston, strives for all students to experience a dynamic education that focuses on fine and performing arts and emphasizes literature and writing. There are three classrooms per grade level. The school’s curriculum is built on four pillars: Arts-Integrated Learning; Enhanced Fine Arts Learning; Performance, Publication, and Enhanced Literacy; and Inclusion. 

    For more information, please contact Principal Jeff Brown at 847-859-8500.

    DR. bessie rhodes school of global studies
    Dr. Bessie RhodesSchool of Global Studies

    Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies (grades K-8), located at 3701 Davis Street in Skokie, strives to equip young people with the skills to become good global citizens who will contribute to and thrive in a dynamic and diverse world. Bessie Rhodes has an intimate school community with two classes per grade level and the school’s curriculum is built on four pillars: Science & Technology; Community Service; Language; and Geography. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program has been expanded to serve all kindergarten students enrolled at Bessie Rhodes. One grade level will be added annually eventually making the global studies school the first to offer TWI at all levels.

    For more information, please contact Keri Mendez, Bessie Rhodes Principal, at 847 859-8440.



     
    APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS ON: FEBRUARY 1, 2018


    The application process is OPEN ONLY to registered students living within the District 65 attendance boundaries. To ensure an equitable selection process, the only information used to make selections is what is contained on the application and received through registration.

    The application is available online for Permissive Transfers, Magnet Programs, and Magnet Schools at www.district65.net under "Registration Information." Limited School Choice Applications for currently enrolled 2017-2018 students are available from February 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. Computers are available in the lobby of the JEH Education Center, located at 1500 McDaniel, for your convenience. Staff are available to provide assistance.

    Please complete ONE form per child. Indicate the school and/or program you are applying for by selecting up to 5 choices. Please email parents@district65.net to request changes to your submitted form/s.

    Applications must be submitted by February 28 to be considered prior to the end of the current school year. Additional selections will be made throughout the summer for currently enrolled students who did not apply in February as well as students new to the district.

    Applicants are assigned a random number and chosen by lottery. When making permissive transfer, magnet program, and magnet school selections, consideration is given to gender balance and enrollments at the schools impacted by the selection.

    Limited School Choice selection preferences are given to the following as long as the gender balance and relief of overcrowding goals are not violated:

    • Magnet school applicants who live within a neighborhood preference area
    • Siblings of students placed at a school for programmatic reasons
    • Siblings of a student currently attending a magnet school or participating in a magnet program
     
    If you receive a selection letter, you will be given a deadline by which to inform the District whether or not you accept the placement. 
    Click here to learn more 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. 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.
     
    Please note that students who attend a school on permissive transfer are not eligible for district transportation services. Permissive transfer students must attend on a consistent basis and student attendance is reviewed throughout the school year. Students who are excessively tardy or absent may be required to forfeit their permissive transfer and return to the attendance-area school.

    For more information about permissive transfers, please contact the Research, Accountability, and Data Department at (847) 859-8056 or (847) 859-8055 or send an email toparents@district65.net.