2024-2025 New Student Registration

In order to register a new student, families must complete a Certificate of Residence (24-25) (Español) form to prove residency. Documentation is required to demonstrate that the family is living (not just owns property) within Central 301 boundaries.

Specific documentation will depend on the situation:

  • If you own your home, you must submit proof of home ownership (tax bill, mortgage document, or closing statement) as well as two bills or other acceptable items that include your name and home address. 
  • If you rent your home, you must submit a copy of your current signed and dated lease as well as two (2) bills or other acceptable items that include your name and home address. You must also provide proof of two (2) months rent payment (checks cancelled from the bank or your bank statement). Families who rent are required to prove residency on an annual basis.

Please note: The district has the authority to conduct a home visit and/or require additional documentation to verify residency.

In addition to residency documentation, parents/guardians of new students entering the district will need to provide the following documents:

NOTE: All “new to district” families or current families that rent their home MUST make an appointment directly with the District Office. Click HERE to schedule an appointment or call 847-464-6005.

Current families with students already in district schools and own your home can schedule an appointment at your home school:

  • Country Trails
    • (847) 717.8000
  • Howard B. Thomas
    • (847) 464.6008
  • Lily Lake
    • (847) 464.6011
  • Prairie View
    • (847) 464.6014

Registration paperwork for families new to the District must be submitted to the District Office.

Once all required documentation has been received and residency has been verified, the office staff will enter the student’s information into Skyward, our student management system. Parents will then be notified that they are able to go online to complete the online registration process.

New for 2024-2025 – The fee payment step is NOT included in Online Registration. 
Families need to login to RevTrak directly to pay all fees.

We have put together this Parent Guide to Online Registration as a resource to help you with the online registration process. If you have additional questions about or need help with online registration or residency, you can email questions to registration@central301.net or contact your school office

Please visit the Health Services page on the district website for information regarding health requirements for new students.