Welcome to Sparta Area Schools. We look forward to providing you with a quality academic program and many opportunities for extracurricular activities! If you are a new student here (or you are the parent of a new student) we invite you to review the following information. If your child is already enrolled at Sparta Area Schools you do NOT need to fill out the pre-registration form again!
Step 1 - Pre-Registration
To begin the enrollment process click on the link above, fill out and submit the form.
Step 2 - Enrollment Appointment
Click on the link above to make an Enrollment Appointment to turn in paperwork and sign documents. Bring the following documentation with you to enroll your child:
- Birth Certificate (official county or state certificate with seal)
- Most recent immunization record
- Proof of residency
State of Michigan Kindergarten Age Requirements and Waiver Form
New Kindergarten Age Requirements and Waiver Form
According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606. Enrollment age changes for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:
2017-2018 school year - 5 years old by September 1, 2017
Exceptions Provided for Enrollment Age:
Resident child is not 5 years of age by date above, but will be 5 not later than December 1, Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted not later than June 1 of that school year.
Child becomes a resident after June 1, and will be 5 not later than December 1, Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted not later than August 1 of that school year.
A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. However, regardless of this recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten.
Students Living Outside of the Sparta School District
Non-Resident Release Applications are available for students that do not live within the Sparta Area Schools boundaries but are interested in attending school at one of our buildings. You may fill out the form below and drop it off at the Student Educational Services center located at 480 S. State St. (north end of the Middle School). Each application will be reviewed before a student's enrollment can be approved and finalized. You may proceed with other enrollment requirements while waiting for the release application to be processed.
The School of Choice Application window is April 9 to May 11, 2018. You may fill out and return the Non-Resident Release Application (link below) between these dates if you are interested in this program. If all available slots are not filled the School of Choice window will remain open until the first day of school, Monday, August 27, 2018 or until all slots are filled, whichever occurs first. For the 2018-2019 school year Sparta has 190 total slots available as noted by grade level below:
DK = 0
Kdg = 35
T1 = 0
1st = 15
2nd = 10
3rd = 10
4th = 10
5th = 10
6th = 15
7th = 10
8th = 10
9th = 20
10th = 15
11th = 15
12th = 15
White Early Childhood Center 616-887-0068
AM 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuitition Preschool for 3 & 4 year olds
Ridgeview Elementary 616-887-8218
8:25 am - 3:40 pm Preschool - 2nd Grade
Appleview Elementary 616-887-1743
8:30 am - 3:30 p.m 3rd - 5th Grade
Sparta Middle School 616-887-8211
7:20 am - 2:20 pm 6th - 8th Grade
Sparta High School 616-887-8213
7:30 am - 2:30 pm 9th -12th Grade
Student Educational Services 616-647-8767 (Call here with enrollment questions!)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Preschool-12th Grade