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Schools of
Choice

Schools of Choice

Schools of Choice Window is Now Closed

Kenowa Hills participates in both the Kent Intermediate School District Schools of Choice Plan and the Section 105c State plan. 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 that borders the Kent ISD, may also apply under the Section 105c plan depending on available openings. Students who have been suspended or expelled may be excluded. Applications will be made available again in spring of 2022.

Special Notes for Parents & 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 School of Choice students may receive preference in filling district openings.

2021-2022 Schools of Choice Applications

  • Schools of Choice application window is now closed for the 2021-22 school year (for students who live in Kent County)
  • The 105C Schools of Choice Application (for students who live outside of Kent County) is now closed for the 2021-22 school year

Total number of Schools of Choice Openings: 200

Total number of Section 105c Openings: 20
A written agreement between the resident district and the Choice district must be in place regarding students who apply through the Schools of Choice 105c and receive special education services/programs as to the responsibility of payment for the added costs of required services/programs for the student.

2021-2022 Schools of Choice Timeline

April 12th - May 14th - Acceptance of applications
May 14th
- Application due to district of choice by 4:00 p.m.
May 17th-18th
- Districts with applications that exceed target number for acceptance will hold random draw.
May 26th
- Deadline for choice districts to notify parents of selection or non-selection of applicants.
June 4th
- Deadline for parents to notify choice district of acceptance or refusal.
August 23rd
- Last day for schools with School of Choice openings to accept SOC students.


Kent Intermediate School District Schools of Choice Policies & Regulations

  • One application per student, per year may be submitted to one school district. You may indicate a second choice and third choice on your application. (If you apply to more than one district you may be disqualified for all districts that year.)
  • If more applications are received in a district than openings are available, there will be a random lottery drawing for all applications received prior to the deadline. If your application is not chosen by your first choice district, they will automatically forward your application to your second and/or third choice districts.
  • According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association students accepted into the Schools of Choice program who are in grades 10 – 12 will not be eligible to participate in sports for one semester – until the second half of the school year.
  • Accepted students must agree to comply with choice districts policies.
  • Transportation is NOT provided for Schools of Choice students. Parents must provide their own transportation to and from school for children accepted for enrollment through the Kent ISD Collaborative Schools of Choice Plan.
  • After you are accepted, you will be allowed continuous enrollment in that district until graduation or until you withdraw from that district at which time you may return to your resident district.
  • Waiting lists will be created at choice districts after the lottery/random draw and parents will be notified if spaces become available.
  • Siblings of students previously accepted under the Schools of Choice Program will be assigned to open spots before a random draw begins. Students who reside in the same household will be considered “siblings” for the purpose of Schools of Choice.
  • The only limit on movement between school districts for an applicant to the Kent ISD Collaborative Schools of Choice Plan is the space available in the desired district and/or the Choice student’s suspension or expulsion record.

Section 105c
Students residing in districts such as Montcalm, Newaygo, Ottawa (districts within ISDs which border the Kent Intermediate School District) may apply through Schools of Choice 105c Plan starting April 12, 2021.

Parent Notifications
Parents will be notified by letter if their child has been accepted for enrollment in Kenowa Hills through a Schools of Choice plan..

Contact Us with Questions
Megan Devereaux
Kenowa Hills Public Schools
2325 Four Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Email: SOC@khps.org
p 616.784.2511
text 616.419.8694
f 616.965.4353

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