School Choice Options in Illinois

Public School Open Enrollment

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


Public Charter Schools

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


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

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


Private School Choice

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


Homeschooling Freedom

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


Illinois Celebrates National School Choice Week

Danville Lutheran School

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.

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

Illinois Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Palatine Township
  • Harvard
  • Crete Township
  • Fox Lake
  • Mt. Pulaski
  • Sparta
  • Round Lake Heights
  • Palos Park
  • Polo
  • Carmi
  • Madison
  • Braidwood
  • Burbank
  • Metropolis
  • Granville
  • Wayne Township
  • Pana
  • Spring Valley
  • Olympia Fields
  • Cambridge
  • La Salle
  • Moline
  • Arlington Heights
  • Schaumburg
  • Vienna
  • Peoria
  • Jefferson
  • Red Bud
  • Spring Grove
  • Mount Carroll
  • Will
  • Ela Township

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Prairie State.

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

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