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Enrollment and Residency Verification

Welcome to Oak Park and River Forest High School! We are pleased that you have chosen our district as the place for your student's education. Whether you recently moved into our district boundaries or have been here for a while, we want to help make the enrollment process as smooth as possible.

For the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, District 200 will be implementing Skyward as our new online enrollment system; we will no longer use Powerschool Enrollment.

Online Enrollment and Residency Verification for the 2024-25 school year opens June 6 at 8 am, and closes July 19 at 3 pm for ALL students, new and returning

Online enrollment and residency verification are required for ALL students every school year. This includes current students, incoming freshmen, fifth-year seniors, and off-campus students. Completing course selection does not mean your student is enrolled. In order to enroll at Oak Park and River Forest High School, students must live within our district boundaries on a full-time permanent basis.

To initiate the enrollment process for your student(s), you are required to complete one of the options listed below. This form must be completed by the parent/guardian with whom the student currently resides. Click here for instructions.

Returning Student: Your student is currently attending OPRFHS and is returning for the upcoming school year. You already have a Skyward Family Access account. Click here for enrollment instructions.

ENROLLMENT FOR RETURNING STUDENTS (Opens june 6)

Incoming Freshmen from D90/D97 and in-district parochial middle schools: Your student has completed their 8th grade in a D90, D97, or in-district parochial middle school. You already have a Skyward Family Access account (if you don't remember your login credentials, click here). Click here for enrollment instructions.

ENROLLMENT FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN FROM D90/D97 AND IN-DISTRICT PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS (opens june 6)

New, Out of District/Transfer students: Your student is in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 and you have moved within the District 200 attendance area and your student is transferring to OPRFHS from an Illinois public school, private or parochial school, a school outside of Illinois or outside of the U.S. Click here for enrollment instructions.

ENROLLMENT FOR NEW, OUT OF DISTRICT/TRANSFER STUDENTS (opens june 6)

Additional Information

Upload Additional Documents

If you already completed and submitted your student's online enrollment, but you have been requested to submit additional supporting documents, please click here to submit electronically.

Please note: Only use this feature if you have been asked by the Registrar or Residency staff to submit additional documentation.

Residency Verification

Annual residency verification for all students helps ensure that only students who legally reside within the District's boundaries receive educational services funded by District tax dollars. If a student's residence is questioned at any time, OPRFHS will investigate and may ask for additional documents for verification.

While we want to make sure that home visits are conducted in a respectful manner, we understand that they nevertheless may feel intrusive. Unfortunately, they are a necessary part of our process of ensuring that only legal residents of Oak Park and River Forest may enroll at the high school. On an annual basis, we find that roughly 200 students seeking to enroll at the high school are not actually residents. 

Every family who enrolls in the district completes an online form that specifically states that the district may require a home visit and/or additional documentation to verify residency. The district employs two investigators on staff to conduct surveillance and/or home visits for cases we are investigating. A variety of factors can lead to an investigation, including returned mail, calls from concerned neighbors and/or landlords, false leases, etc. Without exception, the district runs a database check and conducts a home visit for every transfer student. The investigators also conduct a home visit if the family of a current student states they are living with another family. 

Because the district frequently encounters false claims of residency, we have found that oral confirmation from someone who answers the door on a home visit is not sufficient. Verifying that someone actually lives in the home by looking at sleeping areas, toiletries, personal belongings, etc., during these visits is imperative. Our investigators make every effort to be as respectful as possible during such visits.

Per Board policy, if a student is not living within the district or if a student's living arrangement does not agree with statements provided by a parent or legal guardian, the student will be unenrolled, and their parent or guardian will have to pay tuition. For more information about residency requirements, please email registrar@oprfhs.org.

Registrar's Office Hours

Regular Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NOTE: A computer is available in the Welcome Center (just inside the Main Entrance) Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Questions?

If you feel you cannot complete the enrollment and residency verification process for any reason or if you have any questions, please contact our office at: registrar@oprfhs.org. Hablamos Español.

2024-2025 Registration Information Flyer

Registration information flyer (english and spanish)

Online Enrollment Video Tutorials

Returning student 

ESTUDIANTES DE REINGRESO

NEW STUDENT

ESTUDIANTES DE NUEVO INGRESO

2024-2025 Student Guidebooks

Transfer Student GuideboOK

Incoming Freshman GuideboOK