Registration & Enrollment Appointment K-12

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 student is currently enrolled in Sparta Area Schools, please click on the link below to create an account and update your student's information.

Step 1 - Registration

Begin registration here

To begin the enrollment process click on the link above, fill out and submit the form.

Step 2 - Enrollment Appointment

TimeTap Appointment Scheduler

Please Note:  The Educational Services Office is located at Appleview Elementary for 2020-2021 school year. 

At your enrollment appointment, you will need to provide the following documents:
- Birth Certificate (official county or state certificate with seal)
- Most recent immunization record
- Proof of residency

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 13 to June 1, 2020. The 105c Application window is June 1 to June 30, 2020.  Registering as a non-resident transfer student will automatically generate your School or Choice application.  Please go to the following link to begin your child's registration:   You will be notified by email by June 15 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 24, 2020, 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, 2020.  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 10 regarding the status of your 105c application. 

For the 2020-2021 school year Sparta has 220 total slots available as noted by grade level below:

Kdg = 40
1st = 15
2nd =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:

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.  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:  WECC Pre-Registration Form

Once you have completed the Pre-Registration form please make an appointment at to complete your paperwork and meet the program director.  Student enrolling in the 3-year-old program MUST be 3 by September 1.

For tuition rates, hours, an more information click here:  WECC Info

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

Questions?  Call 616-447-2409

White Early Childhood Center Child Care - Preschool through Kindergarten

Child Care

2 Years 6 Months through 4-Year-Olds

White Early Childhood Center offers full day child care or partial day preschool.  Children may attend just a preschool class or be in attendance all day for childcare and experience the same preschool curriculum.  We have created a program to meet your child's needs.   Through developmentally appropriate experiences, children are encouraged to reach their full potential socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.  It is our intention to make this experience a happy, secure and stimulating learning program for children.  We have an educated, caring staff providing a safe and nurturing environment in which your child can learn and grow.


White Early Childhood Center offers before school, after school, and no school child care for Kindergarteners enrolled in Sparta Area Schools.

Additional Information

Childcare is offered from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm throughout the calendar year, Monday through Friday except for major holidays.  The program will remain open on snow days.  Children must be toilet trained.  Breakfast and nutritious snacks will be provided.  Children must bring a sack lunch. 

There is an annual registration fee.

Tuition Rates: attachment

We are a DHS subsidized child care provider.
Convenient payment available through PaySchools option.

No half day rates.
Minimum days of attendance is 2 days.


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.

Child Care Booklet 

Summer Care

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
- Crafts
- 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  Convenient payment available through district Pay Schools option.  We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.

Enrollment Paperwork

Enrollment Information Form

Health Information Form

Notification Form

Child Info Card

Building Information

Building Information

White Early Childhood Center        616-887-0068 (call here for enrollment 3 & 4-yr-olds)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm                           Tuitition Preschool for 3-year-olds & 4-year-olds

Ridgeview Elementary                     616-887-8218
8:50 am - 3:05 pm                            Kdg - 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                           Kdg-12th Grade

Great Start Readiness                   616-447-2409 (Call here for enrollment for free 4-yr-olds preschool)
Managed by Kent ISD                     Free 4-year-old preschool
located at both Ridgeview & White Early Childhood Center

Sparta Area Schools                      616-887-8253 (Call here for non-resident application questions)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Administration Office 465 S. Union St. Sparta, MI 49345 P: 616-887-8253 F: 616-887-9958
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