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Eighth Grade Students


Current 8th grade students begin the high school enrollment process in September of their eighth-grade year.  The enrollment steps leading up to the first day of freshman year are outlined below.

Step 1 - Complete the New Student Online Enrollment Application (September of 8th Grade Year)
In order to attend Glenbrook High Schools on a tuition-free basis, parents and guardians must complete an enrollment process using our online enrollment system. We encourage you to gather the required documents listed below before you begin the online process. We estimate that the process will take approximately 15 minutes for most families to complete.  The enrollment system can be accessed at

During this online enrollment process, families will be required to provide copies of the following documents:

  • Student birth certificate or passport;
  • Custody/parenting agreement (if applicable):
  • Evidence of residency (e.g., real estate tax bill, lease, copies of two bills).

To submit these documents, parents and guardians will have the ability to:

  • Upload document files (e.g., PDF or images);
  • Use their smartphone to take a picture of documents using a mobile-friendly interface;
  • Email:; or
  • Mail or drop-off these forms to the District Administration Building (3801 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview) Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Step 2 - Attend Incoming Freshman Curriculum Night (January of 8th Grade Year)
This evening is designed for both parents and students and will focus on general information about the course placement process. Immediately following the curriculum session, everyone is encouraged to stay for an Electives Fair where they will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of elective courses. Instructional supervisors will not be prepared to discuss specific student placement on this night.

Step 3 - Attend Incoming Freshman Athletics and Activities Fair (February of 8th Grade Year)
Incoming freshmen and their parents will have an opportunity to explore various clubs, activities, and sports.  We know from experience and from research that students who participate in these extracurricular opportunities are more successful in the classroom. This is a drop-in event.  We encourage families to come as they are able.

Step 4 - Complete the Online Enrollment Process (June Prior to Freshman Year)
Please note: While it may appear similar, this online process is different from the new student process.

Parents confirm their child’s enrollment and verify residency by completing an online process.  Access the online enrollment process by navigating to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, and selecting the “Verification for 2022-23 School Year” option.

Step 5 - Submit Health Forms
All students are required to submit health forms to their child’s school. The following forms are required:

  • State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination and Immunization Record
    • All students are required to present appropriate proof that the student received a health examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases within one year prior to enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time (regardless of the student’s grade), and entering the ninth grade.
  • Athletic Physical
    • If your child(ren) intends to participate in interscholastic athletics, complete and submit a current athletic physical.  If you already have a recent full physical form completed (the State of Illinois form linked above), a separate physical is not required.  Please note that athletic physicals are valid for 13 months from the date of the actual physical.  Athletic Physicals should be returned to the Athletic Office at either Glenbrook North or Glenbrook South.
  • Eye Examination Report
    • Illinois law requires all students transferring from out of the state to complete an eye exam.

Step 6 - Pay Student Fees and Sign-Up for Parent Organizations (July Prior to Freshman Year)
Beginning in the middle of July, parents can review and pay student fees in PowerSchool.  These fees must be paid before the first day of school, and include general fees (Instructional Materials, Registration, Chromebook), course fees (based on your student’s schedule), and optional fees such as the activity pass, bus pass, and yearbook.  Parents will also have the opportunity to sign-up for parent organization memberships and donate to the Glenbrook Foundation.

Access your student’s financial account by navigating to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, and selecting the “Balance” option.

Step 7 - Purchase a Bus Pass
Families that will need to utilize bus transportation are encouraged to purchase their bus pass by August 1st.  Routes are set based on those bus passes purchased by August 1st.  For more information regrading the school district's transportation, please visit the bus service section of our website.