Carman-Ainsworth sets Schools of Choice enrollment period

FLINT TWP. — Students living outside the district who want to attend Carman- Ainsworth Schools in the fall will find lots of room at the high school and middle school but limited space at the elementary schools.

Based on that assessment, the C-A board of education recently approved a resolution adopting a Limited Schools of Choice policy for the 2015-16 school year.

The district has determined that limited space is available for the 2015-16 school year in Grades K-5 of Rankin, Randels, Dye and Dillon elementary schools, limited space in kindergarten at Stalker Elementary School and unlimited space in grades 6-12 at C-A middle and high school, according to the resolution which is approved annually to comply with the State School Aid Act.

The district is required to publish a notice and set up a 30-day window for non-residents to apply for the limited openings.

For grades Kindergarten – 5th grade, applications will be available May 11 – June 6. Under the

Limited State School of Choice Program, applications and a behavior report must be turned in to Carman-Ainsworth during this period.

For 6th – 12th grades – applications will be available May 11 – Sept. 3.

Application forms must be picked up at and returned to the Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building at the corner of West Court and Graham Road. The application form will also be available online at www.carman.k12. during the application period.

Non-resident students who are currently enrolled in C-A or an incoming kindergarten need only submit an application.

In addition to the application, students coming from another district must also submit a Behavior Report covering the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school year.

The “limited” version of the state plan allows the District to designate open seats by building and grade. Students who pass the behavior review will be distributed among buildings and grades requested, within staffing limits. If numbers are too high, there will be a lottery drawing for that grade/ building.

Parents will receive a notification letter two weeks after the close of the application period.

Notifications letters will be mailed intermittently to applicants for 6th– 12th grades,

Accepted students must be able to provide their own transportation.

Questions about the application process can be addressed by calling 810-591-3206 or 810-591-3700.

The Schools of Choice program allows non-resident students to enroll in a district other than their own.

Participation in choice programs is optional for school districts. The C-A board has determined that it is in the best interest of the district to participate next year. The district may refuse to accept a student who has been suspended or expelled within the preceding two years.

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