West Ottawa Public Schools is pleased to offer Schools of Choice for non-resident students who qualify. The State Aid Act allows districts to enroll non-resident students through Section 105 and 105c. Section 105 permits local school districts to enroll students who reside in other local school districts within the same intermediate school district. Section 105c allows enrollment of students who reside in school districts in contiguous intermediate school districts. West Ottawa will accept unlimited enrollment of non-resident students through Section 105 and 105c.
Applications for the 2024.25 school year will be accepted from January 8 – August 21, 2024.
If you would like to apply for Schools of Choice for the 2024.25 school year and reside outside of the West Ottawa Public Schools District, please begin the application process by submitting a completed 2024.25 Non-Resident Enrollment Application. Applications may be returned via hand delivery or US Mail to West Ottawa Public Schools, Office of Student Services, 1138 136th Ave., Holland, MI 49424. See the application form for further details. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to complete the online enrollment process.
Program or building preference cannot be guaranteed with acceptance.
If you reside within the West Ottawa Public Schools District and would like to request enrollment at a school other than your attendance area school, please see the Internal Schools of Choice Section below.
Families that reside inside the West Ottawa Public School district may request that their child attend a school outside their attendance area by completing the schools of choice section of online registration. Transportation is not provided for school of choice students.
- Internal Schools of Choice requests will be honored based on space and availability in the school requested.
- Once approved, the Internal Schools of Choice student will be grandfathered into the requested school. The Schools of Choice student’s place in their assigned attendance area is now vacant and will be filled by other requests. If the Schools of Choice student requests to return to their assigned attendance area, placement will be based upon space and availability.
- Transportation for Schools of Choice children is the parents’ responsibility.
- District Boundary Map is available for reference to determine which school would best fit your child.
The Internal Schools of Choice Request Form is included in the student section of our online registration application.