Enrollment Information

Welcome to Sparta Area Schools. We look forward to providing you with a quality academic program and many opportunities for extracurricular activities! If you are a new student here (or you are the parent of a new student) we invite you to review the following information.  If your child is already enrolled at Sparta Area Schools you do NOT need to fill out the pre-registration form again!

Step 1 - Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration Form

Pre-Registration Form - Spanish

To begin the enrollment process click on the link above and fill out the questionaire.

Step 2 - Enrollment Appointment

Make an Appointment here

Click on the link above to make an Enrollment Appointment to turn in paperwork and sign documents. Bring the following documentation with you to enroll your child:
- Birth Certificate (official county or state certificate with seal)
- Most recent immunization record
- Proof of residency

State of Michigan Kindergarten Age Requirements and Waiver Form 

New Kindergarten Age Requirements and Waiver Form
According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606.  Enrollment age changes for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

2016-2017 school year - 5 years old by September 1, 2016

Exceptions Provided for Enrollment Age:

Resident child is not 5 years of age by date above, but will be 5 not later than December 1, Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted not later than June 1 of that school year.
Child becomes a resident after June 1, and will be 5 not later than December 1, Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted not later than August 1 of that school year.

A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. However, regardless of this recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten.

PDF DocumentKindergarten Wavier Request Form

PDF DocumentGSRP & Kdg Age Requirement

Students Living Outside of the Sparta School District

Non-Resident Release Applications are available for students that do not live within the Sparta Area School boundaries but are interested in attending school at one of our buildings.   You may fill out the form below and drop it off at the Student Educational Services center located at 480 S. State St. (north end of the Middle School).  Each application will be reviewed before a student's enrollment can be approved and finalized.  You may proceed with other enrollment requirements while waiting for the release application to be processed.

The School of Choice Application window is April 11 to May 13, 2016.  You may fill out and return the Non-Resident Release Application (link below) between these dates if you are interested in this program.  If all available slots are not filled the School of Choice window will remain open until the first day of school, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 or until all slots are filled, whichever occurs first.

 PDF DocumentNon-Resident Release Application 

District Policies

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Acceptable Use of Technology Policy (AUP)

Building Information

White Early Childhood Center        616-887-0068
AM 8:00 am - 3:00 pm                      Tuitition Preschool for 3 & 4 year olds

Ridgeview Elementary                     616-887-8218
8:25 am - 3:40 pm                            Preschool - 2nd Grade

Appleview Elementary                      616-887-1743
8:30 am - 3:30 p.m                           3rd - 5th Grade

Sparta Middle School                       616-887-8211
7:20 am - 2:20 pm                            6th - 8th Grade

Sparta High School                          616-887-8213
7:30 am - 2:30 pm                            9th -12th Grade

Student Educational  Services       616-647-8767   (Call here with enrollment questions!)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm                            Preschool-12th Grade