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K-12

PreK and Kindergarten enrollment lotteries are now open through March 8 for select Special Program Schools.

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Steps to Enroll

Step 1: Gather all of the required documents

  • Certified birth certificate (original – not photocopy).

  • Parent/guardian photo ID.

  • Two acceptable proofs of residency. PDFs available in English, Spanish & Arabic.

  • Bring the child if a language other than English is spoken in the home for the state-required language assessment.

  • If your student has an IEP for students receiving special education services, complete this Consent for release of information SpEd form.

The forms below will be given to you during your visit or you can print them before coming to the Welcome Center.

 


 

Step 2: Visit the Welcome Center

Current School Year: 2023-2024
  • To enroll for this current school year, visit the Welcome Center in person. Students entering grades 6-12 may also enroll at their zone middle or high school.*
  • Be sure to bring all of the required documents in step 1.
  • Bring the child if a language other than English is spoken in the home for the state-required language assessment.
  • An enrollment specialist will confirm your child's school assignment during your visit.

*If another language other than English is spoken in the home you must bring the child with you to enroll in-person at the Welcome Center not your zone school.

 
Next School Year: 2024-2025

Pre-enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now available online or in-person.

RPS 205 offers several alternative special program schools that give our families a public education option outside of their regular neighborhood zone school. Enrollment for these schools has additional criteria. Learn More

Online

  • CLICK HERE to submit an online enrollment application for the 2024-2025 school year. The deadline to submit online enrollments for the 2024-2025 school year is June 30, 2024. After that, all enrollments must be done in person.
  • CLICK HERE to submit a PreK or Kindergarten Special Program lottery application for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Be sure to have all of the required documents in step 1 ready for upload.

In-Person

  • To enroll for next school year, visit the Welcome Center. Students entering grades 6-12 may also enroll at their zone middle or high school.
  • Be sure to bring all of the required documents in step 1.
  • Bring the child if a language other than English is spoken in the home for the state-required language assessment.
  • An enrollment specialist will confirm your child's school assignment during your visit.

 

To enroll in PreK or other Early Childhood programs click here.

Steps to Update Address for Grades K-12

Step 1: Gather all of the required documents

  • Parent/guardian photo ID.

  • Two acceptable proofs of residency. PDFs available in English, Spanish & Arabic.

The forms below will be given to you during your visit or you can print them before coming to the Welcome Center.

 


 

Step 2: COMPLETE THE CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM

Online
  • CLICK HERE to submit an online change of address form. The deadline to submit online is June 30, 2024. July 1 - September 30 all changes of address must be done in person.
  • Be sure to have all of the required documents in step 1 ready for upload.

In-Person

  • To update address, bring the required documents in step 1 to the Welcome Center or your child's school.

 

To update address for PreK or other Early Childhood programs click here.

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Welcome Center

501 7th Street - 1st floor​
Rockford, IL 61104
815-967-8070
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Office Hours 2023
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Center will be closed on:

  • January 15
  • February 8, 8:00am - 10:00am
  • February 19
  • March 29
  • May 27
  • June 19