K-6 Elementary Enrollment

Enrollment in JIA Elementary for the 2020 - 2021 school year is currently open for grades K-6.*

Applications are being accepted for students who reside in one of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa.

*Enrollment for 3rd Grade Blended is currently closed.  Enrollment in 3rd Grade Full Time Online and all other grades remains open.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please access the following link to complete the form: JIA Elementary Waiting List.

Student Application Process

STEP 1: Elementary (K-6) Application

The application is a brief survey for students and parents to complete together. Some questions require input from both perspectives.  This survey is for informational purposes only and will not be scored. These questions are merely to help determine whether or not your child is a good candidate for hands on learning in this specialized program.

JIA Elementary (K-6) Online Application

STEP 2: District Registration

Using the link provided, any parent or guardian may complete an enrollment registration electronically.

Electronic Registration (2020-2021 School Year)

All new Jenison Public School enrollments must complete this registration. Please either upload the following documents as part of the online registration or bring them to the JIA offices. If your student attends a school in JPS, please complete the registration as if you are a new student to the district.

  • Proof of Residency (photocopy of a utility bill, house buy/rental agreement
  • Photocopy of your child’s original birth certificate
  • Up-to-date Immunization Record
  • Additional documents if applicable (court orders, custody documents, etc.)
  • All incoming Kindergartners must complete a Health Appraisal Form that can be found on the district website.

All children entering Kindergarten must be screened prior to placement. The link to sign up is on the Enrollment Registration page.

STEP 3: Records Request

Once all the above steps are complete, the JIA registrar will request any academic records, testing results, behavior/discipline records, and attendance records from your student’s current school.

STEP 4: Principal Meeting & Baseline Testing Scheduled

The last step before acceptance involves a meeting for both you and your student with the school principal at which time baseline testing will be scheduled. If accepted, the principal will create a tentative class schedule for the school year.