Registration & Enrollment Appointment K-12
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.
ENROLLMENT K-12TH GRADE
Follow this link to complete the online pre-enrollment form. Once complete, you will need to schedule an appointment to complete enrollment (link will appear after submitting pre-enrollment form).
At your enrollment appointment, you will need to provide the following documents:
Your Child's Original Birth Certificate
Your Child's Immunization Record
Your Proof of Residency
The Educational Services Office is located at 480 S State St (on the north end of the Sparta Early Childhood Center building).
School of Choice/Non-Resident Application
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 through the Kent County Schools of Choice or 105c programs.
School of Choice (within Kent County): The School of Choice Application window is April 12 to June 4, 2021. Registering as a non-resident transfer student will automatically generate your School of Choice application. Please go to the following link to begin your child's registration. You will be notified by email by June 18, 2021 regarding the status of your School of Choice application. If all available slots are not filled, the School of Choice window will remain open until Monday, August 23, 2021, or until all slots are filled, whichever occurs first.
105c (outside of Kent County - must be a contiguous county): The 105c Application window is June 1 to June 30, 2021. There is no extension of time even if slots remain available. Registering as a non-resident transfer student will automatically generate your 105c application. Please go to the following link to begin your child's registration. You will be notified by email by July 16, 2021 regarding the status of your 105c application.
For the 2021-2022 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
Kindergarten Waiver Requirement
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:
2021-2022 school year - 5 years old by September 1, 2021
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. Registering your child online at the following link will automatically generate the Kindergarten Waiver Request form. K-12 Student registration link.
Preschool Enrollment - Tuition 3's & 4's
Tuition Preschool for 3 & 4 year old Students
Sparta Area Schools tuition preschool program provides children with opportunities for play and interaction while emphasizing "doing" and discovery. The emphasis is on providing a family-centered approach to educating young children. Children are assisted in developing motor skills, making friends, learning to express feelings and ideas and to do some counting and measuring of real things. Three year olds meet three times per week and four year olds meet four times a week.
To enroll your child for 3 or 4 year old tuition preschool please click the following link:
Once you have completed the Pre-Registration form please make an appointment with Heather Lashuay (firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete your paperwork and meet the program director. Student enrolling in the 3-year-old program MUST be 3 by September 1.
Great Start Readiness Program - Free 4-year-old Preschool
Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is managed by the Kent Intermediate School District. GSRP offers a quality preschool program, nutritious food, family support, health and educational assessments, and accommodations for children with special needs. Sparta's GSRP offers transportation options for most resident students.
GSRP is accepting applications now! Apply at preschool.kentisd.org/apply
Questions? Call 616-447-2409
Appleview Elementary Before and After School Child Care K-5
Before and After School Child Care
Located at Appleview Elementary 616-887-1449
Sparta Area Schools provides an opportunity for child care for our K-5th grade students. (Kindergarten option: if there is an older sibling in the program your Kindergarten child may attend) Child care is located at Appleview Elementary. Before school program opens at 6:30 am. After school program closes at 6:00 pm.
The program not only provides students with supervision, but enhances their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. We aim for the following:
- To provide children with safe, loving, relaxed care.
- To provide children with routine, yet have time to explore and engage in creative play.
- To provide an environment that stimulates and challenges children intellectually.
- To develop respect for others and for self.
- To have no child in grades K-5 at home unsupervised.
- To develop a sense of responsibility.
Your child can experience new friendships, fun, learning experiences, crafts, activities, homework help, outdoor activities, science experiments, and nutritional snacks.
Transportation is provided between Appleview and Ridgeview Elementary.
Convenient payment available through district Pay Schools option.
We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.
Child care is open on most non-traditional school days, space is limited on these days:
- Teacher In-Service/No School Days
- Snow Days/School Delays
- Christmas Break
- Spring Break
*Schedules will vary depending on which day a holiday may fall.
A $40 non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment for one child, or you will pay a $60 non-refundable registration fee per family. Billing is monthly. Fees are as follows: Morning care, $6 per child. Afternoon care $9.50 per child. Tuitition is charged on the basis of enrollment, not attendance.
Please click on the link below for more detailed information regarding this program.
Enrollment is open to children Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Open from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Breakfast and afternoon snack provided. Children must bring a sack lunch. Both fun and learning experiences are part of this program including:
- Field Trips
- Outdoor Activities
- Water Fun
- Walks to the Park
- Special Lunches
- Cooking Experiences
- And Many More
The fee is $28 per day/$140 per week. Fees are charged on the basis of enrollment not attendance. For more information please contact White Early Childhood Center at 887-0068 or Before and After Care at 887-1449 or email email@example.com. Convenient payment available through district Pay Schools option. We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.
Sparta Early Childhood Center 616-887-0068
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Early ChildCare, Head Start, ECSE, GSRP, 3's & 4's Preschool
Ridgeview Elementary 616-887-8218
8:50 am - 3:05 pm K - 2nd Grade
Appleview Elementary 616-887-1743
8:40 am - 3:15 p.m 3rd - 5th Grade
Sparta Middle School 616-887-8211
7:50 am - 1:45 pm 6th - 8th Grade
Sparta High School 616-887-8213
7:50 am - 2:30 pm 9th -12th Grade
Educational Services 616-887-7359 (Call here for enrollment K-12)
7:00 am - 3:30 pm K-12th Grade
Sparta Administration Offices 616-887-8253 (Call here for non-resident application questions)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm