School of Choice
School of Choice Applications
The Dexter Community Schools district is a limited school of choice district. This means that we have a two-week window each 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 school of choice slots. If there are remaining openings after the first application window, we open a second two-week application window.
The application window for fall 2017 will be March 20-31st, 2017.
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 School 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 School 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my elementary aged student have to be an IB candidate to qualify for School 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. You should apply for the School of Choice slot first, which gives you a chance to apply for a Young Five placement during kindergarten roundup.
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? Approximately one week after the window closes. Because Young Five and Kindergarten Roundup is April 12th and 13th, 2017, Young Five and Kindergarten applicants only will be notified on April 10th of their status. Applicants for other grades will be notified by April 14th of their status.
Will we have to reapply each subsequent year? No, once a child is accepted as a school of choice student in Dexter, he/she may complete their education within the district.
What if I want my Young Five student to attend as School of Choice? Young Five is a first-come, first-served program. In order to hold your place in line for Young Five, parents must apply for School of Choice and be approved.