Kent Intermediate Schools of Choice

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2021-2022 SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

Northview Public Schools welcomes non-resident students through two Schools of Choice programs. The program you apply for is determined by the county you live in.

Application

Open from April 12, 2021 – May 14, 2021

Enrollment is now closed.

Northview Public Schools participates in the Kent Intermediate School District’s Schools of Choice program. This plan is open to all families residing within one of the 20 Kent ISD school districts. Students are eligible for the Kent ISD Choice Plan, regardless of grade level, ethnic background or student ability. The only limits on movement between school districts are the space available in the desired district or the choice student’s suspension or expulsion record.

 

If you have further questions, please call (616) 363-6861 or email schoolsofchoice@nvps.net.

2021-22 School Year

OPENINGS: 210

APPLICATION PERIOD: April 12, 2021 – May 14, 2021

LOTTERY: May 17, 2021

NOTIFICATION DATE: May 26, 2021

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 selected 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, until you withdraw from that district, or until you reside outside of Kent ISD, 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 currently attending under the Schools of Choice Program will be assigned to open spots before a random draw begins. Students who reside in the same household as students enrolled in the immediately preceding school year, semester or trimester 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.

Northview Public Schools participates in the 105c Schools of Choice program. This plan is open to all families residing within the Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa ISDs. The only limits on movement between these intermediate school districts are the space available in the desired district, the choice student’s suspension/expulsion/felony conviction record and for special education students an approved cooperative agreement.

 

If you have further questions, please call (616) 363-6861 or email schoolsofchoice@nvps.net.

2021-22 School Year

FOR: Families who live in a school district in the Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, or Ottawa intermediate school districts.

NUMBER OF OPENINGS: 24

APPLICATION PERIOD: TBD

PLACEMENTS: If the district receives more applications than slots available, a random lottery will be conducted. Preference will be given to siblings of current SOC students.

NOTIFICATION OF PLACEMENTS: TBD

NOTIFICATION OF PLACEMENTS: To be determined.

Special education/504 Plan students for whom a written cooperative agreement regarding costs cannot be obtained with their district of residence will be refused Schools of Choice.

Policies & Regulations:

– Section 105c allows enrollment of students who reside in school districts located in contiguous intermediate school districts. It is completely separate from the Kent ISD School of Choice plan.

– One application per student, per year may be submitted.

– 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.

– Siblings of students currently attending under the Schools of Choice Program will be assigned to open spots before a random draw begins. Students who reside in the same household as students enrolled under section 105c in the immediately preceding school year, semester or trimester will be considered “siblings” for the purpose of Schools of Choice.

– Students must comply with the Michigan High School Athletic Association rules regarding eligibility for sports in the new school.

– 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 105c School 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. If you withdraw and still live outside of the District and later would like to re-enroll, you must reapply through Schools of Choice.

– Waiting lists will be created at choice districts after the lottery/random draw and parents will be notified if spaces become available.

– Special Education students wishing to enroll under Section 105c for whom a written 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 within the preceding two years, have ever been expelled, or have been convicted of a felony.