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New Student Registration

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the Jenison Public Schools community! The easiest way to register your student is online by following our registration process, however, if you require additional assistance our registrar would be happy to assist you at the Administration Offices located in the Jenison Center for the Arts building. 

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR
2022-2023 
Register a new student for the current school year by clicking the link below:
 
UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
2023-2024 
Register a new student for the upcoming school year by clicking the link below: 

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The following documents will be required at the time of enrollment. You can either upload the documentation during the online registration process or bring them to the Administration Office for photocopies. 
  • Proof of Residency (photocopy of utility bill, tax statement, house buy/sell agreement or rental agreement).
  • Up-To-Date Immunization Record.
  • Photocopy of your child’s original Certified Birth Certificate.
    Please note it must be a certified copy, not the hospital certificate that shows the child's footprints. If you don't have a certified birth certificate, you can order one from the County Clerk's Office in the county where your child was born. You may download ordering instructions for Kent or Ottawa County by clicking on the appropriate link:

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS

Jenison Public Schools offers both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs for children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2023.

A creative, nurturing staff delivering a developmentally appropriate, yet challenging, curriculum makes the Kindergarten experience a powerful start to your child’s education. 
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a full-day, every day program meeting at our Early Childhood Center. 
  • Our exemplary Kindergarten program is a full-day, every day program meeting at each of our elementary schools. 
All Kindergarten programs are available to children who reside in Jenison as well as the surrounding area.  Through the Schools of Choice program, Jenison Public Schools accepts students residing in Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Muskegon counties without the necessity of a release from the district of residence.

Kindergarten Screening

January 30 – February 2, 2023
All children entering either Kindergarten program (TK or K) must be screened prior to placement. Questions can be directed to Lorri via email at [email protected]
SPANISH IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN
Jenison Public Schools also offers a Spanish Immersion Kindergarten program.  In this program, English-speaking students will learn the district’s rigorous core academic program through instruction in Spanish.  Spanish is the means of content instruction, not just a subject of instruction. Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of language immersion programs in language and cognitive development.
 
OUTDOOR KINDERGARTEN
The Outdoor Learning environments available exclusively at Jenison Public Schools offer uniquely engaging opportunities for students. By immersing students in the natural world, our programs inspire curiosity and adventure while building the foundations of knowledge through a world-class curriculum. Outdoor Learning centers around teaching students how to interact with the world around them, solve complex problems, explore the basics of leadership and service, and discover the joy of learning in a completely new way.
 

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE INFORMATION

Jenison Public Schools is now accepting 2023-2024 Schools of Choice Applications under Section 105 (residents within Ottawa County) and Section 105c (residents outside Ottawa County) for grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Parents can apply by:
  1. Completing the 2023-2024 Online Registration or accessing the Non-Resident Enrollment Application on this webpage.
  2. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, August 25, 2023.
Important consideration for parents & students applying for Schools of Choice:

According to the rules of the MHSAA there are eligibility criteria that every transfer student-athlete needs to be aware of. Please contact the Jenison High School Guidance Office at 616-667-3360 for more information.

Parents of special education students should contact Mary Pollock, Director of Special Education, at 616-667-3235 prior to applying.

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

Jenison Public Schools offer outstanding instructional and extra-curricular programs and, through Schools of Choice, is pleased to offer these programs to non-resident students.  Most students residing within the Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, or Allegan Counties may attend Jenison Public Schools under Schools of Choice.

HOW DOES SCHOOLS OF CHOICE WORK?

Districts across West Michigan have agreed to accept and release students across district boundaries provided students meet requirements.  Parents will complete the Schools of Choice Application as part of the online registration.

IF ONE CHILD IS ACCEPTED, WILL SIBLINGS BE ACCEPTED?

Yes, siblings are accepted provided they meet the requirements. Once children are enrolled they are considered Jenison Public Schools students until graduation.

CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC SCHOOL BUILDING?

Yes, we will make every effort to honor your request. If classes are full at your requested building you will be notified and we will work with you prior to placing your child at another building.

IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS OF CHOICE STUDENTS?

Students who live outside of the Jenison Public Schools enrollment boundaries are not normally transported. However, this decision is based on whether the student can be picked up at an existing bus stop. Our transportation department will work with you in determining if transportation is available.
DISTRICT REGISTRAR
616-667-3232 Phone
616-457-8898 Fax
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Open Year Round)
JR. HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRAR
616-667-3250 Phone
616-457-8090 Fax
Office Hours 7:30 a.m-2:30 p.m.
 
SR. HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRAR
616-667-3360 Phone
616-457-4070 Fax
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
 
JIA REGISTRAR
Online Grades K-12
Part-Time Homeschool Partnership 
616-457-8477 Phone
616-457-8470 Fax
Office Hours 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Open Year Round)
 
ECC -PRESCHOOL REGISTRAR
616-777-6534 phone
616-457-8492 fax
Office Hours 7:45-4:15 (open Year Round)
 

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