Schools of Choice

The second window to apply for fall 2017 was August 10th-25th, 2017. All families have been notified of the status of their applications. The next opportunity to apply for Schools of Choice will be spring, 2018. 

For the 2017-18 school year, the district opened thirty schools of choice slots for the DHS IB Programme (ten students each in grades 9, 10, and 11) plus a minimum of one student in each grade level from Young Five through eighth grade. 

Schools of Choice Program Description

The Dexter Community Schools district is a limited schools of choice district. This means that we have two two-week windows spring during which families can apply to attend as school of choice students. Each year, we look at our current enrollment and estimate the number of students we can accept for schools of choice slots. If there are remaining openings after the first application window, we open a second two-week application window. 

Students are required to live in a Washtenaw ISD school district or a school district within a different ISD that borders on the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. 

Guidelines for High School Students Only:

Our schools of choice program requires students to apply for IB the IB program. To be eligible for the IB program, students must be in good standing and on target to graduate with their class.  They must intend to become International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students in the appropriate year as stated above and live in a Washtenaw ISD school district or a school district within a different ISD that borders on the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. 

Students who enroll in this schools of choice option will be required to enroll in and successfully complete courses in their International Baccalaureate and pre-International Baccalaureate course schedule making progress toward the requirements of the Diploma Programme.

How to Apply

During the application window, submit the application to any of our school offices to any of our school offices in person, via fax, or via email. Applications are only accepted during the application window. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my elementary-aged student have to be an IB candidate to qualify for schools of choice slots? No, only high school applicants.

I know Young Five is a limited program, does getting a SOC spot guarantee a Young Five spot? No. All SOC spots depend upon the available space in each grade. 

We may be moving in the summer and are not sure if we can find housing in Dexter, but would like to stay in the district. How should we proceed? Please contact our office for guidance regarding your specific situation.

When will we know the status of our application? Applicants are notified within two business days of the window closing. 

Will we have to reapply each subsequent year? No, once a child is accepted as a schools of choice student in Dexter, he/she may complete their education within the district as long as he or she lives at a SOC-eligible address. 

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