There are two parts to the registration process for Charleston CUSD#1. Part 1, shown below, has some specific forms and documents for your student relative to the grade/building they will be attending. In addition, all children need to have the appropriate health and immunization records. Part 2 of the registration process is online registration through Skyward Family Access.

If your child is new to Charleston Schools, then you will need to fill out a new student form specific to the building the student will attend and contact the school to make an appointment with the Registrar. Once this is completed, you will be able to proceed with online registration through Skyward Family Access.

Charleston High School (grades 9-12)

1615 Lincoln Ave., Charleston

Phone: (217) 639-5000

Charleston Middle School (grades 7-8)

920 Smith Dr., Charleston

Phone: (217) 639-6000

Jefferson Elementary (grades 4-6)

801 Jefferson Ave., Charleston

Phone: (217) 639-7000

Carl Sandburg Elementary (grades 1-3)

1924 Reynolds Dr., Charleston

Phone: (217) 639-4000

Ashmore Elementary (grades K-4)

310 S. Ohio St., Ashmore

Phone: (217) 349-3000

Mark Twain Elementary (Kindergarten)

1021 13th St., Charleston

Phone: (217) 639-8000


Click on the links to view the appropriate documents for your student. Some of these documents may require you to print them off from home and then submit them to your student's school. 


Here is a list of all the required vaccinations for child care facilities, preschool, early childhood, pre-kindergarten, and grades K-12 for students entering school during the 2021-22 school year.

Physical, dental, and vision exams are needed for students entering certain grades. These forms must be printed, completed by your doctor, and returned to the Nurse's Office in your student's school.

  • Child Health Exam -Needed for students going into Kindergarten, 6th, & 9th Grades

  • Dental Exam -Needed for students going into Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, & 9th Grades

  • Vision Exam -Needed for Kindergarten students and any student new to Illinois

If your student has other health conditions such as Allergies, Diabetes, Seizures, or Ashtma, please fill out the appropriate Health Condition Forms.

Please visit our Health Services page for additional information or contact Amanda Lock, RN, at (217) 639-5015.

Building-Specific Documents

*For Kindergarten students, after completing the "Kindergarten First Step Registration" form you must wait to receive a response from the building staff before you will be able to proceed with online registration through Skyward Family Access.


A Skyward Family Access Account is needed to finish registering your child. If you do not have a family access account with Skyward or have forgotten your user name and/or password, please email Include the name(s) of your student(s) and school(s) they will be attending. For those who need assistance or do not have access to a computer, please visit your child's school to receive help with the registration process, or contact Central Office at (217) 639-1000.

This document illustrates the steps you will be completing through the Skyward online registration process. As you register, please take time to review all information in each step to verify that it is complete and accurate. Once you have completed all of the steps, you will have the option of paying your fees online or submitting payment directly to your child's building.

Complete the steps for your child(ren) by selecting the Online Registration tab in Skyward Family Access. Instead of the Skyward App, use a web browser to successfully complete online registration.

  • What are the registration fees?

  • How can I pay online?

  • When will I know what teacher(s) or schedule my student will have?

    • Schedules will be visible in Family Access for middle school and high school students on July 30. The passwords for all CMS/CHS students have been reset, so only parents/guardians will be able to login.

      Look at the "Student Information" tab to identify your middle school student's Homeroom as red/gold team. See example for Skyward App or Skyward Web Browser.

    • Teacher's names will be visible in Family Access for elementary students on August 6. Look at the "Schedule" tab. to find the name of your student's teacher.

  • How do I know what bus my child will be riding? Contact the bus garage with questions at (217) 345-3016.

    • Bus information will be available in Skyward after July 31. See example for how to understand your bus information.