Michigan’s school of choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another within the boundaries of the school district. Each local school district decides whether or not it will participate in schools of choice. Contact the school directly for your local policy. Be sure to inquire about timelines and if you have to re-apply each year.
MDE School of Choice webpage references these two portions of the law:
- school of choice when schools within the same ISD/RESA Section 105 of the State School Aid Act
- school of choice when schools are in different ISD/RESA Section 105c of the State School Aid Act
Low performing schools:
In Michigan your child can attend any school in the district (called intradistrict choice) if your child’s current school is deemed low performing. Your child can also attend a school outside the district (interdistrict choice), provided that there is space and the receiving district agrees to accept the student. Frequently Asked Questions about Choice/Transfer – Updated 9-7-12