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School Choices

Grand Rapids Public Schools is proud to offer the most comprehensive selection of school choices in West Mcihigan, including neighborhood, theme, center of innovation, special education, alternative education, and cultural centers. 


Neighborhood

Neighborhood schools offer a traditional education. They are located throughout the city and are open to all students within their attendance area. Exciting pilot programs are underway to strengthen the connection between neighborhood schools and neighborhood residents.

Listing of feeder schools per high school
Union Family of Schools Ottawa Hills Family of Schools
Aberdeen School (PK-8)
Buchanan Elementary (PK-5)
Burton Elementary (PK-5)
Burton Middle (6-8)
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary (PK-5)
East Leonard Elementary (PK-5)
Harrison Park School (PK-8)
Kent Hills Elementary (PK-5)
Palmer Elementary (PK-5)
Riverside Middle (6-8)
Shawmut Hills School (PK-8)
Sibley Elementary (PK-5)
Stocking Elementary (PK-5)
Union High School (9-12)
Westwood Middle (6-8)

Alger Middle (6-8)
Brookside Elementary (PK-5)
Campus Elementary (PK-5)
Congress Elementary (PK-5)
Dickinson Academy (PK-8)
Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary (PK-5)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Academy (PK-8)
Mulick Park Elementary (PK-5)
Ottawa Hills High School (9-12)
 


Theme

Theme schools offer the core curriculum through a unique lens, including environmental science, arts and music, global studies, leadership, Montessori, International Baccalaureate and more. In many theme schools, students have the opportunity for place based education and exciting extracurricular programming to enhance their learning. 

Theme schools include:

Centers of Innovation

The Centers of Innovation are unique public-private partnerships that offer 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.

Centers of Innovation include:

Special education

Special education programs meet the unique needs of students with individualized education programs (IEPs) by providing instruction and training to enable them to meet the district’s rigorous Academic Plan. The district also provides center-based special education programs and services to students from the 20 school districts of the Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) as determined through the IEP team process.

Center-based programs include:

  • Ken-O-Sha Early Childhood Center (birth-age 5) two locations
  • Grand Rapids Oral Deaf (birth-age 26)
  • Kent Education Center (KEC) Oakleigh (K-8)
  • Kent Education Center (KEC) Beltline (9-12)
  • Kent Vocational Options (ages 18-26)
  • Lincoln Developmental Center (ages 5-26)
  • Lincoln School (ages 5-26)
  • Pine Grove Learning Center (ages 5-26)
  • Community Transition Campus (ages 18-26)

Alternative Education

Alternative education programs are available for students who need an alternative to the traditional high school setting. These programs help students complete their high school diploma. Students may also be able to earn college credit while completing their diploma. 

Alternative education programs include:

Cultural Centers

Cultural Centers provide language support services for English Language Learners. Bilingual staff are available to assist parents and students as they improve their English language skills. 

Cultural Centers include:

  • Brookside Elementary
  • Buchanan Elementary
  • Burton Elementary
  • Congress Elementary
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
  • Dickinson Academy
  • Harrison Park School
  • Palmer Elementary
  • Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy
  • Sibley Elementary
  • Southwest Community Campus
  • Stocking Elementary
  • Burton Middle School
  • Riverside Middle School
  • Westwood Middle School
  • Union High School
  • Newcomers at Union High School

How to Enroll

I WANT TO ENROLL IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL

Look up your neighborhood school using our attendance area finder. Please be sure to enter the full address, including street direction and type. 
Fill out an enrollment form. A Spanish enrollment form is also available. Please print the completed form and return it to your neighborhood school. 
Provide the school with all required documents (see list below). 

I WANT TO ENROLL IN A DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL

Fill out a transfer form (Spanish transfer form).
If the transfer is approved, you will be asked to complete the enrollment form (Spanish enrollment form) and provide the required documents (see list below).  

I WANT TO ENROLL IN A THEME SCHOOL/CENTER OF INNOVATION

Fill out a theme school application. 

I LIVE OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT

If you would like to attend a theme school or Center of Innovation, please complete the theme school application. If you would like to attend a neighborhood school, please review the School of Choice information on Kent ISD's website. 

Required Documents for Enrollment:

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

Must include up-to-date immunizations

Academic Records

Transcripts & withdrawal grades for high school students
Report card for students in kindergarten through 8th grade

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

School Locations and Attendance Area Maps

View Grand Rapids Public Schools in a full screen map

 

Click the links below for attendance area maps: 

Elementary Schools (Currently being updated to include Ridgemoor Park Montessori)

Middle Schools

High Schools 

General District Materials

Presentations

GRPS 101

Documents

Top 10 Reasons (English)

Top 10 Reasons (Spanish)

Largest Selection of School Choices

World Class Preschools (bilingual)

Challenge Scholars (@ Union Feeder) Booklet

Early Middle College (@ Ottawa Hills High School) FAQ

What is International Baccalaureate (IB)?

Digital School Brochures (English)

School (Grade level)

World-Class Preschool (Located at Most Elementary Schools)

Aberdeen School (PK-8) 

Alger Middle (6-8) 

Blandford School (6) 

Brookside Elementary (PK-5) 

Buchanan Elementary (PK-5) (NEW Building in Fall 2018) 

Burton Elementary (PK-5) 

Burton Middle (6-8) 

CA Frost Environmental Science Academy (PK-12) 

Campus Elementary (PK-5) 

Center for Economicology (6) 

Cesar E Chavez Elementary (PK-5) 

City High/Middle (7-12) (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) 

Coit Creative Arts Academy (PK-5) (IN PROGRESS - International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program)

Congress Elementary (PK-5) (2016-2017 Reward Status Designation) 

Dickinson Academy (PK-8) 

East Leonard Elementary (PK-5) 

Gerald R Ford Academic Center (PK-8) 

Grand Rapids Montessori (PK-12) 

Harrison Park School (PK-8) (Challenge Scholars)

Innovation Central - Academy of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Design and Construction (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Health Sciences (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Modern Engineering (9-12) 

Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary (PK-5) 

Kent Hills Elementary (PK-5) 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Academy (PK-8) 

Mulick Park Elementary (PK-5) 

North Park Montessori (PK-8) 

Ottawa Hills High School (9-12) (Early Middle College)

Palmer Elementary (PK-5) 

Public Museum School (6-8) (COMING SOON - High School Opens Fall 2018)

Ridgemoor Park Montessori (PK-6) 

Riverside Middle (6-8) 

Shawmut Hills (PK-8) (2016-2017 Reward Status Designation)

Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy (PK-8) (COMING SOON - International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program)

Sibley Elementary (PK-5) 

Southwest Community Campus (PK-8) (COMING SOON - New High School)

Stocking Elementary (PK-5) 

Union High School (9-12) (Challenge Scholars) 

University Prep Academy (6-12) 

Westwood Middle (6-8) (Challenge Scholars)

Zoo School (6)

Digital School Brochures (Spanish)

School (Grade level)

Unlinked brochures do not currently have a Spanish translated version. We are working to translated all of our brochures. Thank you for your patience. 

World-Class Preschool 

Aberdeen School (PK-8) 

Alger Middle (6-8) 

Blandford School (6) 

Brookside Elementary (PK-5) 

Buchanan Elementary (PK-5) 

Burton Elementary (PK-5) 

Burton Middle (6-8) 

CA Frost Environmental Science Academy (PK-11) 

Campus Elementary (PK-5) 

Center for Economicology (6) 

Cesar E Chavez Elementary (PK-5) 

City High/Middle (7-12) 

Coit Creative Arts Academy (PK-5) 

Congress Elementary (PK-5) 

Dickinson Academy (PK-8) 

East Leonard Elementary (PK-5) 

Gerald R Ford Academic Center (PK-8) 

Grand Rapids Montessori (PK-12) 

Harrison Park School (PK-8) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Design and Construction (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Health Sciences (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Modern Engineering (9-12) 

Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary (PK-5) 

Kent Hills Elementary (PK-5) 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Academy (PK-8) 

Mulick Park Elementary (PK-5) 

North Park Montessori (PK-8) 

Ottawa Hills High School (9-12) 

Palmer Elementary (PK-5) 

Public Museum School (6-8) 

Ridgemoor Park Montessori (PK-6) 

Riverside Middle (6-8) 

Shawmut Hills (PK-8) 

Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy (PK-8) 

Sibley Elementary (PK-5) 

Southwest Community Campus (PK-8) 

Stocking Elementary (PK-5) 

Union High School (9-12) 

University Prep Academy (6-12) 

Westwood Middle (6-8) 

Zoo School (6)