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, we will post notice information and deadlines below. 

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

Application packets will be available at your local school district or the St. Joseph County ISD when the 'window is open' for that specific packet. For more information please contact your local school district or email tsussdorf@sjcsisd.org.

St. Joseph County Schools of Choice Application Packet - (Application window is open) 

In-County Application (English)
In-County Application (Español)
  • 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 Packet - (Application window opens July 22, 2024)

Families who reside in Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, or Van Buren ISD can apply for schools of choice 105c to any school district in St. Joseph County ISD when the application period is open.

105c Application (English) will be linked here when the window is open.
105c Application (Español) se vinculará aquí cuando la ventana esté abierta.
  • The family must submit one application for each child to the choice district superintendent’s office by the dates specified in the Application Packet and Public Notices.