School of Choice Information

Non-Resident / School of Choice Information

If you live outside of the district and are considering applying for Schools of Choice, Fruitport Community Schools participates in both the Section 105 and 105c Schools of Choice state plans and will accept limited enrollment for all grade levels as space allows.  

The 2024-2025 Schools of Choice application opens on May 1, 2024 and closes on May 30, 2024.

Please review these considerations and requirements:


  • We agree with Michigan lawmakers that siblings should be kept together in a single school district whenever possible.  As a result, siblings of current non-resident students may receive preference in filling district openings.
  • Fruitport Community Schools is not required to provide transportation for Schools of Choice students under either program.  For more information, please visit our Transportation Department page.
  • The Michigan High School Athletic Association requires a 60-day waiting period for students in grades 10 – 12 after enrolling in a new district under Schools of Choice before they are eligible to participate in athletics.


Non-resident students residing in districts within the MAISD may apply for enrollment to Fruitport Community Schools under the timeline and guidelines listed on this page.

  • Openings in each grade level vary from year to year and some grades may not have any available spots.
  • The 2024-2025 application will open May 1 and close May 30, 2024.
  • If the district receives more applications than openings, a random drawing will take place after the application period has closed.
  • Kindergarten applicants are requested to attend Kindergarten screening – date to be determined.
  • Parents will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance on our about July 1, 2024.  Parents are required to confirm acceptance with Fruitport Community Schools within two weeks of notification.
  • Non-accepted students  will be placed on a waiting list in the order their names were drawn and notified of openings if a spot should become available, but no later than the first week of school.
  • As stated above, siblings of current non-resident students will receive preference if space allows.
  • Students who have been suspended within the past two years or have been expelled from any school district may be excluded.
  • A written agreement between the resident district and Fruitport Community Schools must be in place for students who receive special education services or programs as to the responsibility of payment for the added cost of required services or programs for the student.  Enrollment may be denied if an acceptable agreement cannot be obtained from the resident district.
  • 105 and 105c are lottery-oriented systems, not first-come, first-served ones.  Only one application may be submitted per student.
  • Once a student is accepted, annual re-application is not required.

Should you need additional information or have any questions, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 231-865-3156.

Muskegon County School District Residents

The School of Choice Program will be open for applications beginning on May 1st each year, and be closed on May 30th of each year.

Google FormsMuskegon County School of Choice Application

The link above will be live from May 1, 2024 to May 30, 2024, and must be completed by Muskegon County residents outside of the District who wish to attend Fruitport Community Schools.

PDF DocumentMuskegon County School of Choice Informational Brochure

Ottawa County School District Residents

Students who live in boundaries of an Ottawa County school district, and who would like to apply to Fruitport Community Schools, please complete the application below:

PDF DocumentSchool of Choice Application for Ottawa County Residents

          Ottawa County applications will be accepted May 1st to May 31st.

Fruitport Community Schools In-district School Of Choice Form

Below you will find the form for "In-district" School of Choice. This is limited to the elementary buildings. The District also reserves the right to limit enrollment of any building based on capacity or programming.

PDF DocumentIn-District Schools of Choice Application