Open Enrollment

District 54 residents can take advantage of the opportunity for open enrollment in District 54. Instead of attending their neighborhood school, students who live in District 54 and are registered to attend District 54 schools can apply to attend one of our schools that offer unique learning opportunities.

Students must maintain a good attendance record and a pattern of prompt arrival at school to continue attending an open enrollment school. If students cannot arrive at school on time, they will need to enroll at their neighborhood school.

Information about busing to open enrollment schools, can be found at on our Transportation website.

Open Enrollment Timeline

  • January 27, 2021 – Open Enrollment Fair at 6-7:30 p.m. at at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg
  • February 3, 2021 – Kindergarten registration at your neighborhood school
  • February 16, 2021 – Kindergarten English Language Learner Orientation Night from 6 to 7 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare will be provided for preschool-aged children and up.
  • March 5, 2021 – Deadline for parents to file applications
  • March 19, 2021 – Date for schools to send letters inviting parents to attend their school
  • April 5, 2021 – Deadline for parents to accept invitation. With schools closed, parents should email their acceptance to [email protected].

A short description of each school is listed below.

Open Enrollment Programs

Campanelli Elementary SchoolCampanelli, in Schaumburg, offers a Mandarin Chinese immersion program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The goal of this program is for students to communicate effectively in Chinese while developing a deep understanding of the Chinese culture.

Dooley Elementary School: Dooley, in Schaumburg, hosts the Japanese-English Dual Language Program and Early Instrumental Music Program. Students have the option of learning Japanese and English together in this setting. In addition, early instrumental music (violin) is available to primary students at Dooley. Individuals can sign up for the Dual-Language Program only, or the Dual-Language and Early Instrumental Music programs together.

Enders-Salk Elementary School: English-Spanish Dual Language classes started in 2000 at Enders-Salk, in Schaumburg. The goal of this program is for students to communicate effectively in both languages by the time they exit the school at the end of sixth grade.

Hanover Highlands Elementary School: Dual-Language Spanish kindergarten classes started in 2004 at Hanover Highlands in Hanover Park. The goal of this program is for students to communicate effectively in both languages by the time they exit the school at the end of sixth grade.

Lincoln Prairie School: Lincoln Prairie, in Hoffman Estates, is a community-school founded on the premise that students learn in a variety of ways. Lincoln Prairie is the only District 54 school with children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Students are grouped in multiage classrooms, working with teams of teachers on integrated curriculum. Project Development Time, in which students choose learning projects offered by staff, is a popular option. Parent participation is an expectation at Lincoln Prairie.

Link Elementary School: Dual-Language Spanish kindergarten classes started in 2009 at Link School in Elk Grove Village. The goal of this program is for students to communicate effectively in both languages by the time they exit the school at the end of sixth grade.

MacArthur International Spanish Academy: The original Dual-Language School in District 54, MacArthur, in Hoffman Estates, offers a full dual-language Spanish program with students progressing through sixth grade in their dual-language class. Kindergarten students will learn Spanish and English from classroom teachers who are fluent in each language.