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.

The open enrollment period for the 2020-2021 school year will be April 13 - May 15.  Applications will not be available until April 13.  To determine which form is correct for your family, see the guidelines below.  Along with your application you must provide two proofs of residency.  Completing the wrong form or not submitting two proofs of residency could jeopardize enrollment.  If we receive more applications than openings, a lottery drawing will be held.  

                                         PDF DocumentAvailable openings for 2020-2021

Acceptable proofs of residency:

  • Drivers License
  • Property tax bill
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Pay stub
  • Loan/lease documents
  • Landline phone bill (cell bill does not qualify)

Schools of Choice 105c Plan

 

  • Student DOES NOT LIVE in any these districts. PDF DocumentKent 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 if they apply during the open enrollment period and slots are available in that particular grade level.
  • 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.

    APPLICATION (available on April 13)

Kent ISD Plan

 

  • Student lives in a district that is part of the PDF DocumentKent 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 if they apply during the open enrollment period and slots are available in that particular grade level. 
  • 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.

    APPLICATION (available on April 13)

    Please note:  The Kent ISD School of Choice application may be submitted beginning April 13, 2020 for school districts accepting online applications, However, due to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), which directs all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations until 11:59 p.m. on April 13, paper and in-person applications will not be accepted until the closure order is lifted.  We recognize that this presents a challenge for those without internet access and school districts which only accept paper applications. As a result, the application closing window, originally scheduled for May 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., will be extended accordingly. A closing date for applications has not been determined until more information becomes known about the status of reopening school operations. Please know that the application process is not on a first come, first served basis, so there is no advantage for those who are able to submit applications online when the window opens on April 13. Please check back to this website regarding the closing date for submitting applications.