Schools of Choice

Thornapple Kellogg Schools

2020 – 2021 Schools of Choice

 

The window for Thornapple Kellogg's School of Choice for 2020-2021 is now closed.

 

2020 – 2021 Kent County and 105c Schools of Choice applications will be available April 13 – June 1, 2020

(Due to COVID19 the May 15, 2020 date has been extended to June 1, 2020)

 

Thornapple Kellogg participates in both the Kent Intermediate School District Schools of Choice and the 105c Schools 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 time frame. Students who reside in a district that is within a different ISD which borders the Kent ISD, may apply under the 105c plan. IMPORTANT: You must be physically residing at the address which qualifies you for Schools of choice at the time of application. 

 
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 relatives 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 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.
  • 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.
 
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.
 
 
2020 - 2021 Schools of Choice Timelines and Applications
The window for applications is now closed as of June 1, 11:59 pm
 
 
Applications will be available on April 13, 2020. Applications are not considered on a first-come, first-served basis. If we receive more applications than we have grade-level openings, a blind draw will be required. You may either come into our office at 10051 Green Lake Rd., Middleville, to complete an application or download a copy and bring it to our office no later than 4:00 pm on May 15, 2020 (Due to COVID19 the deadline may be extended).
 
Students residing in a district within the Kent ISD may apply for Schools of Choice April 13 - June 1, 2020
(Due to COVID19 the deadline was extended).  Parents will be notified by June 15 if the student is accepted and must confirm acceptance no later than June 22. Waitlist families will be notified about openings and must confirm their decision to attend by July 1, 2020. 
 
Kent County SOC applications only:

Kent County Electronic Application

Kent County SOC Paper Application English Version 

Kent County SOC Paper Application Spanish Version

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, paper applications must be mailed to Thornapple Kellogg Schools, 10051 Green Lake Rd., Middleville, MI 49333 and post office date stamped on or before the deadline date. You may also scan a copy to hvanaman@tkschools.org by or before the deadline. We will not be accepting in-person applications.)

 

Kent County Collaborative Schools of Choice Program Brochure

 

Students residing in contiguous intermediate school districts bordering the Kent ISD such as Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa (districts such as Hastings, Delton, Wayland, Lakewood, Martin), may apply through Schools of Choice 105c April 13 - June 1, 2020 (Due to COVID19 the deadline was extended). Parents will be notified by June 15 if the student is accepted and must confirm acceptance no later than June 22. Waitlist families will be notified about openings and must confirm their decision to attend by July 1, 2020. 

 

105c SOC applications only:

105c Electronic Application

105c Paper Application English Version

105c Paper Application Spanish Version

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, paper applications must be mailed to Thornapple Kellogg Schools, 10051 Green Lake Rd., Middleville, MI 49333 and post office date stamped on or before the deadline date. You may also scan a copy to hvanaman@tkschools.org by or before the deadline. We will not be accepting in-person applications.)

 

 

If you have additional questions, please call Heidi VanAman at 269-795-5522 or email hvanaman@tkschools.org.