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 ” Our girls almost didn’t get the wonderful opportunity of going here because we believed there would be no openings. We can’t say enough good things about the school, the teachers, the staff and even the other students. Both our girls are thriving here, and we feel so blessed. I encourage you to enroll and hopefully you’ll be as lucky as we feel. “

2024-2025 Prairie Crossing Charter School Lottery Season is now open January 1st through February 28th @ 12:00 PM, the live Lottery will be conducted on March 5, 2024

Prairie Crossing Charter School Lottery Season 

Applications to apply for the 2024-2025 school year Lottery are available January 1st, 2024 through February 28th, 2024 at 12:00PM..  Once an application is received you will receive a confirmation email within three days from Janette Siegel stating that the application has been received and your child’s name will be added to the grade level lottery you applied for. The lottery application part of the lottery season ends on February 28, 2024 @ 12:00 PM., the application links will be deactivated at that time. The live Lottery will be conducted on March 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM. Starting on March 6, 2024 the wait List applications will be available if you missed the opportunity to be involved with the lottery, you can still add your name to the wait list after the lottery process.

Applications to apply for the 2024-2025 school year lottery are activated January 1st, 2024 – February 28th, 2024 @ 12:00 PM:

Kindergarten 24-25 Lottery Application Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Jardín de infancia 24-25
1st Grade 24-25 Lottery Application       Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Primer Grado 24-25
2nd Grade 24-25 Lottery Application      Formulario de inscripción de la Lotería de Segundo Grado 24-25
3rd Grade 24-25 Lottery Application       Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Tercero Grado 24-25
4th Grade 24-25 Lottery Application        Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Cuarto Grado 24-25
5th Grade 24-25 Lottery Application        Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Quinto Grado 24-25
6th Grade 24-25 Lottery Application        Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Sexto Grado 24-25
7th Grade 24-25 Lottery Application        Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Séptimo Grado 24-25
8th Grade 24-25 Lottery Application        Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería de Octavo Grado 24-25

Admission is on a non-discriminatory basis and open to all students regardless of  race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious preference or disability. Prairie Crossing Charter School provides a full complement of services for students with disabilities, students with Limited English Proficiency, and offers transportation assistance for all students via carpools and private services. Instructional fee waivers are available for families whose income level qualifies based upon federal standards provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We are a free public school that provides a personalized Kindergarten through 8th Grade education for students that reside in the Woodland (50) and Fremont (79) Districts.

If you would like to be added to the current 2023-2024 school year’s Wait List scroll to the bottom of this page to fill out an application. 

 

Check the Prairie Crossing Charter School Lottery wait list

Registration Directions

We welcome you to learn more about enrollment at Prairie Crossing Charter School. Prairie Crossing Charter School is a free, public school. There are no admission exams or tuition costs to attend PCCS. Admission is on a non-discriminatory basis and open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious preference or disability. We are a free public school that provides a personalized Kindergarten through 8th Grade education for students that reside in the Woodland (50) and Fremont (79) Districts.

Our School year starts in August. Families interested in registering their child for the PCCS lottery/wait list or would like to inquire about openings are encouraged to complete a registration form and contact Janette Siegel, or you may call her at 847.548.1938 with any questions.

Lottery/Wait List Information and Lottery Registration Information

Lottery Process
When PCCS has more applicants than seats available, State law mandates that there must be a lottery registration process. Our lottery is nonexclusive, non-discriminatory and open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious preference or disability process where all students who live in Districts 50 and 79 are welcome to apply. Legal residency must be established as of the day of the lottery for an applicant to be included in the lottery process.  Eligibility for Out-of-district students will only be available after all in-district student applications have been placed during the lottery process.

Families are welcome to complete registration forms for their child at any time throughout the year in order to be included on the wait list. See below for the wait list registration forms. Families interested in submitting an after-lottery registration form for their child(ren) should see Wait Lists (below) for more information.

Siblings
Sibling preference is given to any sibling of an already enrolled student. If there is not an available seat in the grade level that the sibling is entering they will be number one on the wait list or be below any sibling already established on the wait list until an open seat becomes available. Kindergarten siblings names will be pulled in the lottery process to establish the number of seats that will be available to new Kindergarten families applying after we have fulfilled the sibling preference commitment.

Open Houses
We are offering two Open House opportunity for interested families to learn more about the school. We have several teachers and administrators at the Open House to talk about the school and give you a day in the life of what students experience. There will be a presentation and introductions of Administration and grade band teachers. This year’s Open Houses will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm and Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The Open Houses will be held on campus in the Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd, Grayslake, Il. 60030

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Wait Lists
After the lottery takes place in March, our wait list is established for the upcoming school year. As grade level openings become available we call the families on the wait list starting at number one.  The wait list can be very fluid; we encourage families to stay open to the possibility of moving your child mid-year if that opportunity should become available. If you have missed the lottery process and would like to place your child’s name on the wait list, no problem at all.

Registration forms are accepted after the Lottery drawing.  Students will be placed on the wait list based on the following priority: siblings of returning/current students, in-district applicants and then out-of-district applicants. The student wait list is maintained and updated as changes are made for the current school year and the next school year after the March drawing.  Please be sure to check the correct list to determine your child’s placement on the wait list.

Apply now for the current 2023-2024 school year’s Wait List.  Once a wait list application is received it will be added to the wait list created at the Lottery on March 6, 2023:

Kindergarten 2023-24 Wait List Form     Jardín de Infancia 23/24 formulario Lista de espera
1st Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Primer Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
2nd Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form     Segundo Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
3rd Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Tercer Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
4th Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Cuarto Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
5th Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Quinto Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
6th Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Sexto Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
7th Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Septimo Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera
8th Grade 2023-2024 Wait List Form      Octavo Grado 2023-2024 formulario Lista de espera

Admission is on a non-discriminatory basis and open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious preference or disability. Prairie Crossing Charter School provides a full complement of services for students with disabilities, students with Limited English Proficiency, and offers transportation assistance for all students via carpools and private services. Instructional fee waivers are available for families whose income level qualifies based upon federal standards provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We are a free public school that provides a personalized Kindergarten through 8th Grade education for students that reside in the Woodland (50) and Fremont (79) Districts.

Admissions and Lottery process:

  1. Admissions to Prairie Crossing Charter School  (en español)
  2. Fee Waiver Policy  (en español)
  3. Transportation Policy  (en español)
  4. Volunteer Policy  (en español)

We invite all interested families to contact us at 847-548-1938, to learn more about Prairie Crossing Charter School and the process for admissions.

To take a virtual tour of our sustainable school and campus please start the video.