Ingham schools accepting schools-of-choice applications

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Summertime is application time for Ingham families looking to have their children attend school in nearby districts.

The county’s 12 districts are accepting students for fall classes. Most application deadlines are between June 15 and Sept. 8.

Several districts do not specify how many students they will accept and their programs, which are designed locally, have different sizes and shapes.

Williamston reports that it will accept as many as 230 out-of-district students, 60 of them in kindergarten and 120 in high school.

Mason has spots for 145.

East Lansing will take 84 students, but none in grades 6-12.

Two districts, Okemos and Holt, have structured their programs so that they will accept only one student in each grade 5-12, but more in younger grades.

Haslett will accept about two students per grade in K08 and then five in total for 9-12.

East Lansing, Okemos and Holt began accepting applications today. One district, Haslett, is past its application deadline.

Details are available from individual districts and an overview is posted by the Ingham Intermediate School District. The intermediate district also has a list of where the openings are.

We’d like to hear from you on schools of choice. Please send your comment to joe.grimm@gmail.com. Thank you.