School Choice Options in Illinois

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?

NO

Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?

YES

Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?

YES

Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?

YES

Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?

YES

Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?

YES
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Illinois Celebrates National School Choice Week

Danville Lutheran School DLS Sunday

January 22, 2017 at 9:30am

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1930 N Bowman Avenue, 824 E Main Street

Both churches will include students performing. Select students also serve as acolytes and ushers. Parents from the school will serve as greeters at entrances. Student artwork will be on the bulletin cover at Trinity. Student artwork will be on display at Immanuel.

Discovery Center Activity Event/Alpine Academy Open House

January 26, 2017 at 9:30am

Alpine Academy of Rockford, 5001 Forest View Avenue - Rockford, IL 61108

The Discovery Center will be at Alpine Academy of Rockford with one of their educational fun-filled activities in the gym for children to experience while Alpine Academy opens its doors to introduce families to what Alpine has to offer.

National School Choice Week Event

January 25, 2017 at 5:30pm

3939 North Wilke Road - Arlington Heights, IL 60004

What are Know-Nothing amendments? Join Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, to learn the meaning and history of the Know-Nothing amendments and how they keep students trapped in failing schools.

Discovery Center Activity Event/Alpine Academy Open Hous

January 26, 2017

5001 Forest View Avenue - Rockford, IL 61108

The Discovery Center will be at Alpine Academy of Rockford with one of their educational fun filled activities in the gym for children to experience while Alpine Academy opens it's doors to introduce families to what Alpine has to offer.

Winter Gala - Kinder Care Learning Center

January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

Woodridge Park District

A special event that will feature all of our classes. Each class will perform a song or a short skit, celebrating the winter season and our school.

For all events check out Illinois'sMaster Events Lists Go!

Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at shelby@schoolchoiceweek.com