Schools Of Choice

Lowell Area Schools participates in two schools of choice programs that are based on the school district in which a family currently lives.

Open enrollment for 2018-2019 Trimester 1 is now closed! 
The next open enrollment period will take place October 22 - November 2 for enrollment into Trimester 2.

 

Kent County Schools of Choice Program
 

  • Student lives in a district that is part of the Kent Intermediate School District 
  • Annual reapplication and signature from releasing Superintendent is not required
  • Transportation is not provided
  • A student who has been suspended, expelled or convicted of a felony may be excluded
  • Students that live in the same household as a current Schools of Choice student may receive preference in filling district openings
  • The Michigan High School Athletic Association requires a student (in grades 10-12) to wait one semester after enrolling in a new district before participating in athletics


State 105c Plan (Limited Space Available)

 

  • Student lives in an Intermediate School District that borders Kent Intermediate School district
  • Annual reapplication is not required and signature from releasing Superintendent is not required
  • Transportation is not provided
  • A student who has been suspended, expelled or convicted of a felony may be excluded
  • Students that live in the same household as a current Schools of Choice student may receive preference in filling district openings
  • The Michigan High School Athletic Association requires a student (in grades 10-12) to wait one semester after enrolling in a new district before participating in athletics
  • A written agreement between the resident district and the Choice district must be in place for students who receive special education services.

Additional Information
 

  • Applications will not be accepted prior to the open enrollment period or after the open enrollment period has ended.
  • If more applications are received than openings are available, there will be a random drawing of applications that were received prior to the deadline.
  • After a student is accepted as a Schools of Choice student, continuous enrollment will be allowed until graduation or a student withdraws.
  • Proof of residency includes - drivers license, rental agreement, utility bill, etc.  Owning property in the district is not proof of residency.  The rule of thumb for residency is "where you lay your head at night."  
  • The application can be faxed to (616) 987-2511, mailed to 300 High Street, Lowell, MI 49331 or emailed using the contact form to the right.