Through June 2nd parents from across Washtenaw County can again apply for schools of choice seats in Ann Arbor Public Schools. The district has gained about 600 students for next school year, but still hasn't filled all of the 750 choice slots initially offered.
Ann Arbor Public Schools officials say they are pleased with the number of schools of choice and young fives applications the district received. The exact number of applicants won’t be released until next week after all of the applications have been processed and seats are filled.
Director of Communications Liz Margolis says they have to let parents know by Tuesday or Wednesday the status of applications.
The Superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools says his district is working in the face of challenges such as charter schools and Schools of Choice to become a top option for cradle to career education.
Scott Menzel says Ann Arbor Public Schools' Schools of Choice push poses a challenge, as does the legislature's removing the cap on the number of charter schools in Michigan.
Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are excited to kick off their largest ever Schools of Choice effort. Monday the district will begin accepting applications to fill up to 750 slots.
Communications Director Liz Margolis says they’ve carefully looked at current and projected enrollments. After studying these projections they've made seats available for nearly every grade in all of the district's schools. The district however isn't accepting high school juniors and seniors.