Schools of Choice

Thornapple Kellogg Schools

Schools of Choice

 

The Schools of Choice application window for the 22 -23 school year is closed.

 

 

Schools of Choice - K-12 Kent County Residence Enrollment

Thornapple Kellogg Schools are participating with limited KISD Schools Of Choice openings for students currently residing within the Kent ISD. 
Openings available are:  Y-5/Kdg - 10 openings, and 1st - 12th grades - 5 openings per grade level. Total openings = 70
Applications will be available from midnight April 11, 2022 – end of business day May 13, 2022.
Any Schools of Choice slots not filled during the initial application period will remain open until August 22, 2022.  Please contact the School of Choice coordinator to check for available openings after May 13.
 
 

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please contact Laura Munjoy at 269-795-5523 or email [email protected]

 
 
Considerations for Families Considering Schools of Choice
  • Transportation is not provided for Schools of Choice students, parent or student must provide their own transportation. A parent/guardian may bring a SOC student to a specific group stop once they communicate with the transportation department as to which stop would be best. If the student will be picked up at a daycare or relative's home, the stop must already be an existing stop, a new stop will not be created. Stops on private property are not allowed without written permission from the property owner and it is already an established stop.
  • Michigan law and the KISD 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.
  • If there are more applications than grade level openings, a blind draw will be held to determine approval.
  • 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 the Choice district's policies.
  • If a Choice student breaks enrollment, they would need to reapply if they wanted to re-enroll at Thornapple Kellogg Schools.
 
 
Note Important Athletic Eligibility Rules!
Athletics and Schools of Choice
  • According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, students accepted into the Schools of Choice program who are in grades 9 through 12 who have participated in an interscholastic scrimmage or contest in an MHSAA sport on a school-sponsored team in Michigan or elsewhere during the previous season for a sport, and then transfer to an MHSAA member school, are ineligible at all levels of that sport at that school through the next complete season in that sport. Students who transfer during a season in which they are participating are ineligible at all levels of that sport for the remainder of that season, and they remain ineligible at all levels of that sport through the next complete season in that sport.** 
  • According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association students accepted into the Schools of Choice program who are in grades 9 – 12 who have not participated in an interscholastic scrimmage or contest on a school-sponsored team in Michigan or elsewhere in an MHSAA sport one season may transfer from one school to another with no delay for eligibility at any level in that sport the next season.**
  • **This new rule will begin implementation on August 1, 2018, with effects on eligibility beginning August 1, 2019.
  • For more complete information regarding this regulation please check this document.