Schools of Choice
Intra-County Schools of Choice
Please Note: The Intra-County Schools of Choice program has ended for the 2016-17 school year.
Wayne-Westland Community School District will be accepting applications from non-resident families for Intra-County Schools of Choice under Section 105 of the Michigan Department of Education for grades K-12.
- Students must be residents of Wayne County.
- Applications will be accepted April 28, 2016 through August 26, 2016 at the District’s Administrative Offices at 36745 Marquette in Westland. Applications available online.
Please Note: Parents must fill out and turn in a 105 Agreement form with every application. Parents of students in grades 1st through 12th grade will also need to fill out and turn in the Affirmation of Prior Discipline form.
Wayne-Westland Community School District’s schools provide up-to-date technology and resource centers, completely renovated buildings, and 100% Highly Qualified Teachers.
For additional information you may contact Wayne-Westland Community Schools at 734-419-2083, or by stopping in at the Administrative Offices in the Instruction Department at 36745 Marquette Street, Westland, Michigan 48185.
In-District Schools of Choice
Please Note: The In-District Schools of Choice program has ended for the 2016-17 school year.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools will offer district residents a Schools of Choice program for the 2016-2017 year for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The Schools of Choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another within the boundaries of the school district PROVIDED there is room available in the school. Transportation to and from the school of choice must be provided by the parent or legal guardian.
School district residents who would like their child to attend an elementary, middle or high school other than their school of residency must submit a 2016-2017 Schools of Choice application. These applications will be available in every Wayne-Westland school by Thursday, January 28, 2016. A Schools of Choice application and Conditions of Placement form may also be downloaded by clicking on the links on the right-hand side under "Resources." Schools of Choice applications for elementary school students, upper elementary students, middle school students, and high school students will be accepted in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Board of Education, 36745 Marquette Rd., Westland, between January 28, 2016 and March 2, 2015. Applications received according to these timelines will permit, if space is available, selected students to begin the 2016-2017 year in their school of choice. If more students apply for a grade/building than there are openings, a random selection process will be used to select students. The names of students not selected at this time will be placed on a waiting list for the 2016-2017 year. NOTE: Current Schools of Choice students must reapply to remain eligible for the program next year.
After the deadlines stated above, Schools of Choice applications will be accepted until August 26, 2016, at the elementary, middle, or high school the parent/guardian would like the child to attend. These names will be added to the 2016-2017 school year waiting lists on a first-come, first-served basis. Building principals will use the waiting lists to notify qualified students of an opening. Building principals will be allowed to place Schools of Choice students only through September 16, 2016. No Schools of Choice placements will be made after this date.
A Schools of Choice student will be moved back to his/her home school if an overcrowding situation occurs within the first 10 weeks of the school year. After 10 weeks, the student will be permitted to remain in the school of choice for the remainder of the school year, provided all other conditions continue to be satisfied.
It is the policy of the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education to prohibit any acts of unlawful discrimination in all matters dealing with students, employees, or applicants for employment. The Wayne-Westland Schools reaffirms its policy of equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, height, weight, marital status, or disability which is unrelated to an individual’s qualifications for employment or promotion, or which is unrelated to an individual’s ability to utilize and benefit from the School District’s services, activities, benefits, privileges, or programs. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and Title II legislation should be directed to the Executive Director of Student and Legal Affairs, Wayne-Westland Community Schools, 36745 Marquette, Westland, Mi 48185 (734-419-2083).