Earlier deadlines, online application for Eugene 4J school choice

EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene 4J School District now allows families to apply online to attend the school of their choice.

But the deadline to apply for school choice is earlier than in years past.

In the Eugene district, parents may choose their child's school, provided there is space available, according to the district.

Families can enroll in their neighborhood school at any time.

For those interested in enrolling in a different 4J school for 2014-15, now is the time to learn more and submit a school choice request, the district said.

Requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

The district's new online school choice lottery system allows families to log in to check or revise applications, as well as to find results after the lottery has been conducted.

Previously families had to wait to be contacted by their requested schools to find out whether there was a space for their child.

The school choice application deadline is earlier than in past years. Families who live within the Eugene School District may submit requests to be included in the school choice lottery until Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

The application period for out-of-district residents starts March 1 and continues until April 1 at 5 p.m.

To learn more about the school choice process and what 4J schools offer, families are invited to come to the School Showcase on January 25, attend an information meeting, and/or visit the schools they're interested in.

School Showcase

A one-stop school choice information fair on Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene

9-10 a.m. Information presentation about the school choice process

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Talk with representatives from every 4J school

School Visitation Weeks

Visit your neighborhood school and more January 27-31 or February 24-28

School Choice Information Meetings

Learn about the school choice process at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25 9-10 a.m., as part of the School Showcase

Thursday, Feb. 20 7-8 p.m.