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
To begin the enrollment process click on the link above, fill out and submit the form.
Step 2 - Enrollment Appointment
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 for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:
2020-2021 school year - 5 years old by September 1, 2020
Exceptions Provided for Enrollment Age:
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 prior to beginning school.
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.
Students Living Outside of the Sparta School District
Non-Resident Release Applications are available for students that do not live within the Sparta Area Schools 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 13 to May 15, 2020. **However, due to the Governor's executive order applications cannot be accepted until school is back in session and the deadline for applications will be adjusted accordingly at that time.** (New dates will be posted as soon as they are available.) 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 Monday, August 24, 2020, or until all slots are filled, whichever occurs first. For the 2020-2021 school year Sparta has 220 total slots available as noted by grade level below:
Kdg = 40
1st = 15
3rd = 15
4th = 15
5th = 15
6th = 15
7th = 15
8th = 15
9th = 20
10th = 15
11th = 15
12th = 10
White Early Childhood Center 616-887-0068 (call here for enrollment 3-yr-olds)
AM 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuitition Preschool for 3-year-olds
Ridgeview Elementary 616-887-8218
8:25 am - 3:40 pm Kdg - 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
Educational Services 616-887-7359 (Call here for enrollment K-12)
7:00 am - 3:30 pm Kdg-12th Grade
Great Start Readiness 616-447-2409 (Call here for enrollment 4-yr-olds)
Managed by Kent ISD 4-year-old preschool
located at both Ridgeview & White Early Childhood Center