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In-District Open Enrollment

The District’s Open Enrollment Policy addresses situations where parents would like students to attend a school within the District that is not in their attendance area.

Should you choose to make an open enrollment request for a child in grades 1-8 to attend or to remain at a school other than your designated school, a letter must be submitted to the District no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.

The letter should be directed to Mr. Dave Rodgers (address below), with copies sent to each of the building principals involved.

Mr. Dave Rodgers
Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources
Northville Public Schools
501 W. Main Street
Northville, MI 48167
(248-344-3537)
rodgerda@northvilleschools.org

Open enrollment pertaining to incoming Kindergarten students will be handled through the Kindergarten orientation and registration process. In addition to that, a request should be submitted to Human Resources.

Open enrollment letters must be submitted on an annual basis. Please be aware that there are no guarantees that siblings will be able to remain in the same building. Note: Those making requests can expect a tentative response by the end of June. If further adjustments are necessary due to enrollment or staffing fluctuations which occur over the summer, a second notice will be sent one to two weeks prior to the start of the school year.

Please refer to the Open Enrollment Guidelines below.


Open Enrollment Guidelines

A request, which must be written annually, for the transfer of a student from the local attendance area to another school within the Northville Public School District will be processed according to the following guidelines:

  • Request must be in writing and received by the building principal and the Office of Human Resources no later than Friday, April 28, 2017, for the 2017-18 school year.
     
  • The building principal of the designated school of attendance will review the written request with the principal of the requested school.
     
  • The principal will review the written request with appropriate building staff.
     
  • The principal and appropriate staff will review the student’s total educational program needs.
     
  • The principal will review his/her recommended decision with the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources prior to parent notification of the decision.
     
  • Transfer requests will be given due consideration based upon:
    • The sending and receiving principals’ recommendations made after a thorough review and in the best interest of all students’ educational growth needs and opportunity.
       
    • Available physical space in the school and grade being requested.
       
    • The understanding that the District does not provide transportation for open enrollment students.
       
    • The understanding that the student cannot transfer back to the home or designated school during the year of transfer.