Enrollment and SchoolChoice

Enroll today at your neighborhood school?

Neighborhood schools have assigned boundaries. Students living within those boundaries have a seat saved for them.

Please use the  attendance area finder below to find your neighborhood school information.

Please click our enroll button below to enroll in your neighborhood school


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.

Any GRPS school click here to find your nearest GRPS school


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
  • 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



Legal Birth Certificate

  • Required by Law
  • The certificate MUST have an official government seal (Cannot use hospital issued certificate)

Proof of Residency

  • Utility Bill (gas, water, electric, cable) or rent receipt (Cannot use Driver’s license, cell phone bill or insurance bill)

Shot Record

  • With up-to-date immunizations

Academic Records

  • Transcripts & withdrawal grades for High School student
  • Report card for students in graded Kinder – 8th

Emergency Contact Information

  • Names, addresses and WORKING phone numbers of two people we can contact and release your child to if we cannot reach you


In order to enroll a student that does not reside within the public school district the student must be released by his/her resident school district.

KISD Section 6 Release - is only valid for ONE (1) SCHOOL YEAR. If the release is approved the parent/guardian will have to reapply again the following school year and are not guaranteed release again.

Once completed, please print the form and submit to our office for processing.


The Schools of Choice plan is designed to provide the best possible education for the vast majority of families who choose their home district, while accommodating those who would like to transfer to another school.

The KISD Schools of Choice plan is a lottery-oriented system, not a first-come, first-served one. All applications are accepted from the opening date through the deadline date at 4:00 p.m. at the school you have selected. Only one application may be submitted and families who submit more than one may be disqualified from the entire process.

For additional information visit: http://www.kentisd.org/parents--community/schools-of-choice


Students are expected to attend their assigned neighborhood school. A transfer is completed for a student to attend a school other than the neighborhood school established by the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Consideration shall be given to the transfer of students from their base/zoned school to a requested school, provided the requested school is not closed to transfers. Does not apply for Theme Schools or Centers of Innovation Programs.   Transportation will not be provided for students on a transfer.

Once completed, please print the form and submit to our office for processing. 


Our goal is to ensure Credit Recovery opportunities above and beyond what a base high school can provide for students who are considered severely credit deficit. Student must be 16-19 years of age. A parent/guardian will need to complete an Alternative Education Application and submit to the building counselor for review.


This is a unique college-preparatory high school completion program. This program is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College.

This program is an important step to earn your high school diploma, identify a career path, and/or transition to college. Program participants must be 16-19 years of age and committed to excellent attendance and high school completion.

For additional information visit: www.grcc.edu/grlc