Schools of Choice Programs

IMPORTANT: You must be physically residing at the address which qualifies you for schools of choice at the time of application

Key Points for Both Programs:
  • If selected, we will do our best to place your child at your requested school. However, class sizes may require an alternate placement.
  • Placement may be denied for students who have been suspended, expelled, or convicted of a felony.
  • Once accepted into SOC, there is no need to apply every year as long as you reside in a qualifying district.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent.
  • NEW MHSAA requirements take effect August 1, 2019.  Please contact RPS Athletics at 616-863-6040 if you have questions.
Kids with Backpacks

2019-20 SCHOOLS OF CHOICE PROGRAMS
(For Fall 2019 enrollments)

KENT ISD COLLABORATIVE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

Applications will be accepted starting April 8, 2019, and run through Tuesday, September 3, 2019, or earlier if all slots are filled.

FOR:  Families who live in one of the 20 Kent ISD school districts but not in the Rockford Public School District
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: 
150*
APPLICATION PERIOD:  Online applications will be accepted April 8, 2019 through September 3, 2019, or earlier if all slots are filled

 

PLACEMENTS:  We anticipate offering placement to all eligible applicants.

NOTIFICATION OF PLACEMENTS:

  • Applications received by May 10 will be notified by May 22 of offer of placement. Applicants must confirm acceptance no later than June 3.
  • Applications received after May 10 are usually notified within two weeks of application.
  • APPLY HERE
  • Applicants who submit applications to more than one district may be disqualified from Schools of Choice.

*PLACEMENT LIMITATIONS:

Developmental Kindergarten/Kindergarten:
Developmental kindergarten is only open to families with students already attending the district.
All DK placements will be at Crestwood Elementary.
Children turning five years old on or before April 30, 2019:  Will be placed in kindergarten.
Children turning five years old on May 1 or on or before September 1, 2019: Will be screened to determine eligibility for Schools of Choice.
Children turning five years old after September 1, 2019: Are not eligible for Schools of Choice.

12th grade:  no new SOC students will be accepted into 12th grade (current RPS students who have moved out of district may apply).

Valley View Elementary: must already be attending or have sibling currently attending.

North Rockford Middle: must already be attending or have sibling currently attending.

105c SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
Applications will only be accepted for siblings of current 105C Schools of Choice students.

Applications will be accepted from May 6-20, 2019 only.

FOR:  Families who live in a school district in the Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, or Ottawa intermediate school districts
NUMBER OF OPENINGS:  
25 (only siblings of current 105C Schools of Choice students may apply)
APPLICATION PERIOD:  May 6-20, 2019

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

NOTIFICATION OF PLACEMENTS:  Applicants will be notified by June 3 and must confirm acceptance no later than June 17.

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.

APPLY HERE  (Application period closed)

*PLACEMENT LIMITATIONS:

Developmental Kindergarten/Kindergarten:
Developmental kindergarten is only open to families with students already attending the district.
All DK placements will be at Crestwood Elementary.
Children turning five years old on or before April 30, 2019:  Will be placed in kindergarten.
Children turning five years old on May 1 or on or before September 1, 2019: Will be screened to determine eligibility for Schools of Choice.
Children turning five years old after September 1, 2019: Are not eligible for Schools of Choice.

12th grade:  no new SOC students will be accepted into 12th grade (current RPS students who have moved out of district may apply).

Valley View Elementary: must already be attending or have sibling currently attending.

North Rockford Middle: must already be attending or have sibling currently attending.