Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students
The District accepts nonpublic school students, including parochial and home-schooled
students, who live within the District for part-time attendance in the District’s regular
education program on a space-available basis. Requests for part-time attendance must
be submitted to the building administration of the school in the school attendance area
where the student resides. All requests for attendance in the following school year must
be submitted before May 1.
A student accepted for partial enrollment must comply with all discipline and
attendance requirements established by the school. He or she may participate in any cocurricular
activity associated with a District class in which he or she is enrolled. The
parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student accepted for partial enrollment must pay all fees,
pro-rated on the basis of a percentage of full-time fees. Transportation to and/or from
school is provided on regular bus routes to or from a point on the route nearest or most
easily accessible to the nonpublic school or student’s home. This transportation shall be
on the same basis as the District provides transportation for its full-time students,
including all related fees. Transportation on other than established bus routes is the
responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s).
Students with a Disability
The District accepts for part-time attendance those children for whom it has been
determined that special education services are needed, are enrolled in nonpublic
schools, and otherwise qualify for enrollment in the District. Requests must be
submitted by the student’s parent/guardian. Special educational services shall be
provided to such students as soon as possible after identification, evaluation, and
placement procedures provided by State law, but no later than the beginning of the next
school semester following the completion of such procedures. Transportation for such
students shall be provided only if required in the child’s Individualized Educational
Program on the basis of the child’s disabling condition or as the special education
program location may require.
Assignment When Enrolling Full-Time in a District School
Grade placement by, and academic credits earned at, a nonpublic school will be
accepted if the school has a Certificate of Nonpublic School Recognition from the
Illinois State Board of Education, or, if outside Illinois, if the school is accredited by the
state agency governing education.
A student who, after receiving instruction in a non-recognized or non-accredited school,
enrolls in the District will: (1) be assigned to a grade level according to academic
proficiency, and/or (2) have academic credits recognized by the District if the student
demonstrates appropriate academic proficiency to the school administration. Any
portion of a student’s transcript relating to such instruction will not be considered for
placement on the honor roll or computation in class rank.
Notwithstanding the above, recognition of grade placement and academic credits
awarded by a nonpublic school is at the sole discretion of the District. All school and
class assignments will be made according to School Board Policy 7:35, Student Class Assignment.
Adopted: November 10, 1997
Revised: September 26, 2016