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Enrolling in Allendale Public Schools

Welcome! We are pleased to have you and your child join our school family. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, honoring diversity, and delivering high quality, challenging programs for your child. Most of all, our staff has a heart for your child, and we are dedicated to meeting his/her needs as an individual learner.

All enrollments are taken at the District Office, located in the Oakwood Intermediate School (Door A). Please refer to the links at right for the information and forms you need. Enrolling in school is an exciting experience that can be overwhelming at times, so please don't hesitate to call the District Office at 616-892-5570 if you have any questions.

We welcome you to Allendale Public Schools!  


Young 5's Kindergarten Informational Video

2023-2024 Enrollment Information Coming Soon!


 

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Enrollment for preschool must be approved through our preschool department. Please visit the Preschool Programs & Enrollment page.

Registering your child for Young 5's or Kindergarten


REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 COMING SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY


TO REGISTER for Kindergarten or Young 5's children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st.
Parents of children turning 5 between September 1st and December 1st may submit online registration. Allendale Public Schools will make every effort to consider your child's registration.

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REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS NEEDED:

  1. Birth certificate (county issued)
  2. Proof of residency (utility bill, lease/mortgage work best)
  3. Complete up to date official immunization record or valid waiver
    PDF DocumentOCDPH Immunization & Waiver Information Flier
  4. Health appraisal form completed and signed by a physician dated up to one year prior
    PDF DocumentHealth Appraisal form
  5. Proof of vision/hearing screening
    (call Ottawa County Department of Public Health for free screening 616-396-5266)
THE ABOVE ITEMS AE NOT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION, BUT MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE YOUR CHILD CAN ATTEND SCHOOL.

Please feel free to use the following letter to forward to your child's health care provider to request they forward the appropriate records directly to the registration office.

PDF DocumentHealth Care Provider Letter

If you are having difficulty gathering or uploading the additional document required for registration you may:

  • Email to: registration@apsfalcons.net
  • Fax to: 616-895-6690
  • Deliver to:
    Allendale Public Schools
    District Administration Office (use Door A)
    10505 Learning Lane
    Allendale, MI 49401

    There is a secure drop box located outside of door A for after hours drop off.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: If you have questions about Young 5's or Kindergarten please attend our informational meeting February 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Allendale Early Child Center Cafeteria or watch our informational video above.


* REGISTER SOON: *

  • Receive communication regarding the upcoming school year
  • Schedule Young 5's screening for students with birthdays after May 1st
    (screenings take place in June)
  • Register for bussing (available with student ID after registration is processed)
  • Schedule a school tour (available in May)

REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 COMING SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY.


TO REGISTER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK

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Enrollment for Grades 1-12


REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 COMING SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY.


Documents Needed for Registration

  1. Birth certificate (county issued)
  2. Proof of residency - utility bill, lease/mortgage work best
  3. Complete up to date official immunization record or valid waiver
    PDF DocumentY5/K-6 OCDPH immunization and waiver information flier
    PDF Document7-12 OCDPH immunization and waiver information flier

THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION, BUT MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE YOUR CHILD CAN ATTEND SCHOOL.

Please feel free to use the following letter to forward to your child's health care provider to request they forward the appropriate records directly to the registration office.
PDF DocumentHealthcare provider letter grades 1-12

If you are having difficulty gathering or uploading the additional document required for registration you may:

Email to: registration@apsfalcons.net

Fax to: 616-895-6690

Deliver to:
Allendale Public Schools
District Administration Office (use Door A)
10505 Learning Lane
Allendale, MI 49401

There is a secure drop box located outside of door A for after hours drop off.


REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 COMING SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN fEBRUARY.


TO REGISTER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK

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Schools of Choice

The Schools-of-Choice provisions in Section 105 and 105c of the State School Aid Act allow local school districts to enroll non-resident students. Section 105 permits local school districts to enroll students who reside within the same intermediate school district (Ottawa Area Intermediate School District). Section 105c allows enrollment of students who reside in school districts in contiguous intermediate school districts.

PDF DocumentNonresident Application for Enrollment (Schools of Choice)

(NOTE: This is a fillable form that can be downloaded, completed and signed using an Adobe application.)

Allendale Public Schools participates in both the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) Schools of Choice plan and the state authorized Section 105c plan.

SECTION 105 AND 105C APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED MARCH 1ST OF THE PRECEDING SCHOOL YEAR THROUGH THE FIRST FRIDAY AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR APPLIED FOR.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE FIRST FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL BEGINS.

SECTION 105 AND 105C APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS APPLYING FOR 2ND SEMESTER WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF SECOND SEMESTER, ENDING THE LAST FRIDAY BEFORE THE START OF SECOND SEMESTER. 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR DATES: JANUARY 6, 2023 - JANUARY 20, 2023.

SECTION 105 AND 105C APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THE SECOND SEMESTER FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR APPLIED FOR.

Response time varies based on several factors including information requested from your child's previous school. Please note: Allendale Public Schools will work as quickly as possible to respond to your application. Applications received during summer months may take longer to process based on previous school verification.

The district may deny a new non-resident enrollment due to any of the following reasons:

  • The student was suspended from a previous school district within the past two school years.
  • The student was expelled from a previous school district.
  • The student has been convicted of a felony.

Important Considerations: Schools of Choice

Transportation is not provided for Schools-of-Choice enrollees.

A student enrolled under Section 105c is eligible or becomes eligible for special education services following enrollment. The enrolling district and the district of residence must have a written agreement regarding the payment of added costs of special education programs and services in order for the student to continue to be enrolled by a non-resident district.

A Schools-of-Choice high school student who does not meet an exception (e.g. full residential change) and transfers to another school will not be eligible in any sport for the next season that he or she played during the current year (scrimmage or game).  In sports not played in the previous season, the student would be eligible.  See this Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) rule summary or contact our athletic director directly. (Contact information available on the Athletics website.)

External LinkAllendale Public Schools Athletics Website


The Nonresident Application for Enrollment (Schools-of-Choice form) may be completed electronically, downloaded/printed and completed.

Please return to:

  • email: registration@apsfalcons.net
  • fax: 616 895-6690
  • Delivered:
    Allendale Public Schools
    District Administration Office (Door A, Oakwood Intermediate Building)
    10505 Learning Lane
    Allendale, MI 49401

If you have questions please call:
616-892-5570

Applications are also are available at any of our offices.

Home School Options

Allendale Public Schools is always willing to work with Home School parents and their children in providing learning opportunities. If you are interested in enrolling your Home-Schooled student for one class or more, please contact the building principal at the appropriate grade level (see our schools' web pages).

Home School students are welcome to take a partial schedule of classes at any one of our schools in non-core subjects such as, but not limited to, Art, Music (Band or Choir), Physical Education, Computer Literacy, Technology Education, Spanish or French, and Advanced Placement classes. Availability of classes is determined by the school's master schedule.

Home School students who are Grade 6 equivalent or higher, may also choose to enroll in online classes through the district's Cyber School. The district currently offers online courses. Please check with the Middle School or High School building Principal for information regarding online course offerings.

If a Home School family chooses to enroll a student for a full schedule of classes, the student will be given a placement test and a meeting will be held with parents and the building principal to discuss appropriate placement to insure the student's ongoing academic success.

Allendale Public Schools is a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). As such, the district is governed by the guidelines of MHSAA with regard to student participation in interscholastic athletics. In order for a Home School student to participate in an MHSAA-sanctioned sport, the student must be enrolled at APS for two-thirds of a full-time class load in grades 9-12 and half of a full-time class load in grades 7-8. For further information on our interscholastic athletic program, please contact Athletic Director, Daniel Russell at 616-892-5590.

For more information on the Michigan Department of Education's guidelines for Home Schools, please read  PDF DocumentMichigan Deparment of Education Home Schooling in Michigan.


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