Schools of Choice

OAISD Schools of Choice (Applications accepted the last two weeks of August, the last two weeks of November and the last week of February & the first week of March to coordinate with trimester schedule of school year).

Applications received for transfer are normally acted upon within two weeks of receiving the application.  Applications may be denied based on lack of space available, or suspension or expulsion from the student's district of residence within the past two years.

Section 105c Schools of Choice (Applications accepted August 1 through August 15 of each year) 

Students attending a school not in OAISD, but in Kent Intermediate School District may apply for a transfer to attend Allendale Public Schools.  This inter-district choice is permitted under the State School Aid Act, Section 105c.  Applications may be denied based on lack of space available, or suspension or expulsion from the student's district of residence within the past two years. Applications will only be taken during the advertised application period. The application period is from August 1 through August 15 of each year. 

Parents interested in applying for a transfer under either the OAISD Schools of Choice or the 105c option, may do so by submitting an application. 

PDF DocumentNon-Resident Enrollment Application 2016/2017

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PDF DocumentGuidelines. 

Important considerations for parents and students applying for schools-of-choice:

  • Transportation is not provided for schools-of-choice enrollees; parents must provide their own transportation to and from school for children accepted for enrollment, or transport their children to and from the nearest available Allendale bus stop.

  • According to the rules of the Michigan High School Athletic Association there is a 60 school day ineligible period for athletic participation for schools-of-choice enrollees in grades 10-12.

Allendale Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, amnesty,  limited English proficiency in any of its programs or activities, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

District Administration Office
10505 Learning Lane
Allendale MI 49401
616-892-5570