Apply for a Theme School or a Center of Innovation (COI)

Theme schools follow a distinctive curriculum based on a special theme or method of instruction.

Centers of Innovation are unique public-private partnerships that offer secondary students a rigorous classroom education along with opportunities to connect with professional mentors, complete job shadowing and internships, and earn college and trade school credits or career certification to prepare them for in-demand, high paying careers. 

Please click the English or Spanish option to download the Theme School or COI Application.

Contact Edna Stewart in Community & Student Services at 616-819-3673 with questions or for assistance. Completed applications can be mailed, hand-delivered, faxed, or scanned/emailed.

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Community & Student Services
ATTN: Edna Stewart
1331 Franklin St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Community & Student Services
ATTN: Edna Stewart

Community & Student Services
ATTN: Edna Stewart
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Applications are required for the following schools:

  • Academy of Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship @ Innovation Central
  • Academy of Design & Construction @ Innovation Central
  • Academy of Health Sciences & Technology @ Innovation Central
  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism @ Ottawa Hills High
  • Academy of Modern Engineering @ Innovation Central
  • Academy of Teaching & Learning @ Innovation Central
  • Blandford School
  • C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy
  • Center for Economicology @ City
  • City High Middle School
  • Coit Creative Arts Academy
  • Gerald R. Ford Academic Center
  • Grand Rapids Montessori
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum School
  • North Park Montessori
  • Early Middle College @ Ottawa Hills
  • Ridgemoor Park Montessori
  • Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy
  • Southwest Community Campus
  • University Prep Academy
  • Zoo School