Schools of Choice

The nine school districts in St. Joseph County, with the support of the ISD, offer a Schools of Choice program that allows students and families who reside in St. Joseph County ISD a choice to attend any public school within St. Joseph County ISD. In addition to the St. Joseph County program, a Section 105c Schools of Choice program is also available for students and families who reside in Branch ISD, Calhoun ISD, Cass ISD, Kalamazoo RESA, or Van Buren ISD a choice to attend any of the nine public school districts in St. Joseph County.

Please note that there are different packets and deadlines depending on which of these two categories you qualify for:

  • Residents of St. Joseph County ISD: You need to submit the St. Joseph County Schools of Choice packet by the St. Joseph County deadline.
  • Residents of Branch ISD, Calhoun ISD, Cass ISD, Kalamazoo RESA, or Van Buren ISD: You need to submit the Section 105c Schools of Choice packet by the Section 105c deadline.

When Schools of Choice applications are being accepted, you can find the application deadlines, application packets, and public notices for the current application period below.

For more information, please contact the superintendent’s office of the local district you would like to attend or Theresa Danberry, Assistant to the Superintendent at St. Joseph County ISD.

Application Packets

  • St. Joseph County Schools of Choice Application Packet

    • Families who reside in St. Joseph County ISD can apply for schools of choice to any school district in St. Joseph County ISD.
    • The family must submit one application for each child to the choice district superintendent’s office as soon as possible (before your child’s first day of school).
  • Section 105c Schools of Choice Application PacketThis Application Period is closed.  We expect to have the information for 2017-18 applications available by July 1st.

    • Families who reside in Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, or VanBuren ISD can apply for schools of choice 105c to any school district in St. Joseph County ISD when the application period is open.
    • The family must submit one application for each child to the choice district superintendent’s office by the date(s) specified in the Application Packet and Public Notices.

Public Notices (Los Avisos Públicos)