School Choice

Looking Ahead: 2018 School Choice

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In Eugene School District 4J, our school choice policy is that students may request to enroll in any 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

Come See Spring Creek!

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school at our school choice events in January! 

Spring Creek Presentation and Tour:

  • January 25th (TH), 6:00-7:00 p.m.

School Tours offered by appointment:

  • January 8-12
  • January 22-26

Parents are welcome to visit! Please call the school office to make an appointment for a 30 minute personal tour between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tours are principal-guided with a brief Q & A session. Drop-ins are also welcome!

Earlier deadline: The deadline for 4J district residents to be included in the school choice lottery for 2017–18 is January 31, earlier than in previous years. School visits will be scheduled in the month of January. To be included in the annual school choice lottery, 4J residents must apply between January 1 and January 31, by midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and April 1.


Who needs to apply: All students who wish to enroll in a school other than their neighborhood school must submit an application. This includes incoming siblings of current students, students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year, 5th grade students who want to move up to a middle school other than their neighborhood school, and non-residents who enrolled this year on a one-year inter district transfer. Their enrollment is not automatic.


Who does not need to apply: If your student is already enrolled in our school on an in-district school choice transfer and has not moved out of the district, or is enrolled on an out-of-district multi-year open enrollment transfer, you do not need to reapply.


Elementary Showcase: If you or any of your friends are interested in exploring your school choice options, the district will hold an Elementary School Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the 4J Educational Center. 


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