Schools of Choice Program Open for First Semester 2017-2018 School Year

Berrien Springs Public Schools will have limited Schools of Choice openings for second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Openings by grade level are:

Grade

Openings


Grade

Openings

Young 5's/

Kindergarten

20


9th

3

1st

5


10th

3

2nd

5


11th

0

3rd

5


12th

0

4th

5


Virtual Academy

Unlimited

5th

0


Discovery Academy Grade 9

2

6th

0


Discovery Academy Grade 10

2

7th

1


Discovery Academy Grade 11

2

8th

1


Discovery Academy Grade 12

2

The application process will begin April 10, 2017 and end May 5, 2017.

Berrien Springs Public Schools participates in the Schools of Choice (SOC) program as provided by Section 1705 of the State of Michigan School Aid Act.The State sets guidelines which are to be followed by districts participating in the SOC program.A portion of the guidelines are listed here.

A district may refuse to enroll a non-resident applicant if any of the following are met:

  • Is, or has been within the preceding of 2 years, suspended from school;
  • At any time has been expelled from school;
  • At any time has been convicted of a felony;
  • If the applicant requires special education services which are not offered on-site.

Berrien Springs Public Schools follows these guidelines and does not accept student’s reference above.

Other guidelines include:

  • If, by the initial deadline, more qualified applications are received than openings available, a random draw system will be utilized.
  • Any applications received after the initial deadline will be processed on a first come first served basis.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent.The District may transport from the closest bus stop in-district if space is available on the bus.

Non-Resident Students Eligible to Apply

The non-resident student must be a resident of another district within Berrien County.

Application Information

Please fill out the requested information on the application.If the application is incomplete, it will not be considered received until such information is provided.The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017.

Return application to:
Berrien Springs Public Schools - Superintendent’s Office

PO Box 130

Berrien Springs, MI49103

Phone: (269) 471-2891Fax: (269) 471-2590

Our decision(s) to grant or deny any application will be based on factors allowed under Section 105 of the State School Aid Act and not on the applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, age (except if application age is not appropriate to the grade, program or school), sex, height, weight, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, abilities including athletic, intellectual academics, artistic talent, or any factors that would be a violation of federal law prohibiting discrimination.

Thank you for your interest in Berrien Springs Public Schools. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact our office at (269) 471-2891.We look forward to serving your family during the coming years.

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