Who Can Apply
Enrollment at CMU-authorized charter public schools is open to any student who lives within Michigan, but may be limited to students within a particular age range, grade level, or any other basis that would be legal if used by a Michigan public school district. Charter public schools may not enroll students who are not Michigan residents, except for foreign exchange students who are not United States citizens.
How to Apply
A student applies directly to the specific school they would like to attend. It is best to contact the charter public school directly for specific information on their enrollment. A school’s contact information can be found by visiting their page on the school listing section of this website.
Many charter public schools have a limited number of seats available for students. If more applicants apply than seats are open for a particular grade(s), then a random selection drawing, or lottery, will be publicly held by a credible, neutral third party to determine who will be enrolled.
Current Charter Public School Students
Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply for enrollment. However, parents must notify the school by a certain deadline if they wish to re-enroll their child. Parents should contact their children’s school for additional information on re-enrollment deadlines and procedures.
Priority Enrollment in Charter Public Schools
The board of a charter public school may give enrollment preferences to siblings of current charter school students. It may also give enrollment preference to children of teachers, administrators and board members. Parents should contact their children’s school for additional information about whether the board has adopted this policy, or for information on deadlines and procedures.
Some charter public schools also have matriculation agreements with other schools that allow for seamless transitions when a student completes the final grade that is offered at their school.