• Magnet Program enrollment

    picture of teacher and student District 65 offers two magnet programs for students - the African-Centered Curriculum (ACC) program and the Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program.

    ACC Program - Oakton Elementary School is home to the African-Centered Curriculum (ACC) program and features lessons and activities that engage students in African and African-American history. Small class sizes and strong family involvement help students to develop a deeper understanding of these rich cultures. Click here to view a video about the ACC program.
    TWI Program - As a part of the Two-Way Immersion program, curricular studies and activities are enriched with Spanish language and culture. Spanish is the predominant teaching language in the earliest grades and gradually shifts to English as students matriculate through the program. Native Spanish speakers are tested to determine placement in a bilingual education program and native English speakers may apply to participate in the Two-Way Immersion program. The TWI program is available at Dawes, Dewey, Oakton, Washington, and Willard elementary schools. Click here to learn more about the program.
    Application Process 
    Applications for magnet program enrollment were 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 programs 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. A paper ACC application will be available at the registration desk from August 10-August 25, 2017.
    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.