District CHOICE Program
Each year, Peoria Public Schools offers the District CHOICE program, consisting of three separate processes:
No Child Left Behind mandates that a school that does not meet Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years allow students to apply for attendance at a school that has met AYP. Federal law requires applicants be considered with priority given to the lowest performing students within a school that has not met AYP. Once the appropriate percentage of federal funding is exhausted,the NCLB Choice program is complete. Letters were sent out via U.S. Mail on Friday, May 3rd to students attending a school that has not met AYP for two consecutive years, providing them with an application and the eligible schools that the student may consider, should his or her family wish to apply.
District Choice (opt-in/opt-out) recognizes that five District schools have special programming that a student may wish to consider. Northmoor Primary (K-4), Franklin Primary(K-5), Rolling Acres (5-8), Roosevelt (K-8) and Manual 7th/8th Grade Academy allow students who are assigned based on their home attendance area to apply for opt-out. Students residing in other schools' home attendance areas may apply to opt-in to one of these five schools. Applications are granted based on the opening in the student's grade level at the requested school. District Choice is a privilege and therefore discipline and attendance are taken into consideration for placement and renewal each year.
Finally, boundary waivers allow a student residing anywhere within District 150 to apply for attendance to any other school within the District, provided the school hosts his/her grade level. Applications are granted based on the opening in the student's grade level at the requested school. High school students are not eligible for boundary waivers. Boundary waiver placement is a privilege and therefore discipline and attendance are taken into consideration for placement and renewal each year.
The application window for all CHOICE Programs ends on June 7th at 5:00 p.m. District Choice and Boundary Waiver Applications
can be downloaded or picked up at any District 150 school, and should be returned to the Administration Building, 3202 N Wisconsin Ave,Peoria, IL 61603. (No application (NCLB, District Choice or Boundary Waiver, should be returned to a school.) They may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to (309) 672-6694.
My child is entering Kindergarten. What are his/her options?
Incoming or rising Kindergarten students are not eligible for NCLB Choice, however, Parents/Guardians may fill out a District Choice and Boundary Waiver Application
if they wish to try to attend school outside the home attendance area.