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 the 2019-2020 is NOW CLOSED

We will no longer accept applications for the remainder of the school year.  Applications for the 2020-2021 school year, available openings and the open enrollment dates will be posted sometime in late March, 2020.


Sources of documentation to verify residency status may include a rent receipt, a utility bill, a property tax bill, a voter registration card, or a driver’s license.

 

Kent County Schools of Choice Program
 

  • 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


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 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.

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.
  • The application can be faxed to (616) 987-2511, mailed to 300 High Street, Lowell, MI 49331 or emailed using the contact information on the form.