THORNAPPLE KELLOGG SCHOOLS
2013 - 2014 Schools of Choice
Thornapple Kellogg participates in both the Kent Intermediate School District Schools of Choice and the 105c School of Choice plans. All students residing within the Kent Intermediate School District may apply for enrollment in any Kent ISD school that has available openings during the advertised timeframe. Students who reside in a district that is within a different ISD which borders the Kent ISD, may also apply under the Schools of Choice 105c plan depending on available openings. Students who have been suspended or expelled may be excluded.
Special Considerations for Parents and Students Considering Schools of Choice
Transportation is not provided for Schools of Choice students; parents must provide their own transportation.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association requires students in grades 10 - 12 to wait one semester after enrolling in a new district (under Schools of Choice) before they can participate in athletics.
Michigan law and the Kent Intermediate Superintendents' Association agree that siblings should be kept together in a single district whenever possible. As a result, siblings of current Choice students may receive preference in filling district openings.
Special Education students wishing to enroll under Section 105c for whom a cooperative agreement regarding costs cannot be obtained with their district of residence will be refused Schools of Choice.
Enrollment may also be denied to students who have been suspended, expelled, or convicted of a felony.
Accepted students must agree to comply with choice district's policies.
2013 - 2014 Schools of Choice Timeline and Applications
Thornapple Kellogg Schools will have the following grade level openings: 89 across grade levels. This is not a first come, first served process. If we receive more applications than we have grade-level spots available, a blind draw will be required.
Students residing in Kent County may apply for Schools of Choice through the Kent County Schools of Choice Plan April 8 - May 31, 2013.
Application for Kent County residents only: English Version Spanish Version
Students residing in contiguous intermediate school districts bordering the Kent ISD such as Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa (school districts such as Hastings, Delton, Wayland, Lakewood, Martin), may apply through Schools of Choice 105c Plan May 6 - May 31, 2013. An agreement for special education services must be in place with the resident district if special education services are required.
Application for residents of districts as described above: English Version Spanish Version
Parents will be notified by letter if their child has or has not been accepted for enrollment in the Thornapple Kellogg Schools through a Schools of Choice plan within two weeks of the deadline.
Kent ISD Information
If you would like additional information regarding the Kent ISD, please go to www.kentisd.org.
If you have additional questions, please call Heidi VanAman at 269-795-5522.
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