Enrollment for New/Transfer Students


All District 401 students, whether new or returning, must enroll in the District each school year. The enrollment process is also known as "registration." This process involves:

  • Proof of residency
  • Payment of school fees
  • Submission of consent forms

A student is a "new student" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year. For the purposes of 2022-23 enrollment, this means a student is considered "new" if he or she was not enrolled as a District 401 student during 2021-22.


New Student Registration Grades PreK, 1-12 for 2022-23


NOTE: You may also access the following document by clicking this link. If your new student is enrolling in kindergarten for 2022-23, please visit this page.



Registration Video



Fees for 2022-23


All school fees will be paid via MySchoolBucks. The 2022-23 school fees will be:

  • PreKindergarten (monthly payments available) — $3,000
  • PreKindergarten (special ed) — $0
  • Kindergarten Half Day — $170
  • Kindergarten Full Day — $200
  • 9th-12th Grade — $350
  • EPHS Senior Graduation Fee — $60
  • EPHS Advance Placement Fee — $96 each AP class
  • EPHS Soph Behind-the-Wheel Driver's Ed Fee — $275

Contact Information


If you attend elementary or middle school in District 401, your contact person for questions about registration will be your building secretary. If you attend high school, your contact person will be the deans' secretary.

Use this list for determining your home school:

Enrollment is governed by Section 7:50 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.


If You Are Homeless


Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency.

District 401's liaison for homeless children is Dr. Kari Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. She can be reached at smithk@epcusd401.org.


Definition of "New Student"


As mentioned above, a student is a "new student" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year. For the purposes of 2022-23 enrollment, this means a student is considered "new" if he or she was not enrolled as a District 401 student during 2021-22.

If your student did attend a District 401 school in 2021-22, including John Mills for preschool or one of our alternative schools, please see our Returning Students page.


If You Are Enrolling for 2021-22


This section contains information and documents pertaining only to enrolling in District 401 for the current school year (2021-22). Use these instructions and documents only if you have just entered District 401 and must register for the current school year.

If you are registering as a new student for 2022-23, follow the instructions listed above.