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.