Welcome to Portage Schools!
Portage Public Schools
conducts enrollment year-round. During the school year, please visit
your school to enroll; during the summer with elementaries and middle
schools closed, you can enroll online, through the mail, or at the
Administration Building (Physical address - 8107 Mustang
/ Mailing Address - 8111 S. Westnedge).
Not sure which school your child is scheduled to attend? See the
Check out our
Points of Pride.
There are several ways to enroll your students depending on your
Residents of Portage Schools
Residents of the
can enroll their students using the forms linked below.
In addition to filling out the forms below, please
include photo copies of:
- Student's birth certificate
- Student's immunization record (click
here for required immunizations)
- Proof of residence (voter
registration card, utility bill, purchase or rental agreement, property tax
bill, but not a driver's license)
- For high school students,
please provide a copy of the last report card and current schedule to assist
counseling with placement. Also, grades to date if enrolling during the
- For Young Five and Kindergarten students, hearing
and vision tests should be included.
- For students with an IEP
or who need Special Education services, please include
and please call the Special Education department at 323-5010 this
summer to make arrangements to begin the process of transferring your
- You may be asked to provide the original document in order for
your enrollment to be valid, but do not mail originals to your school. If
review of the original document is necessary, your school will call you.
Transportation Request Form
Transfer of Student Records
Medication Authorization Form
Incoming Kindergarten/Young Five Parents click
here for important parent meetings and screening dates.
Following the completion of paperwork,
you may drop-off the required documents to you child's
school, or submit them by mail or fax. Click
here for a
Middle School and High School
Middle school students and high
also need to select classes.
Contact your child's school to make arrangements to do so.
here to view the 2013-14 Middle School Program of Studies.
the 2013-14 High School Program of Studies
to view the 2013-14
Elementary Parent Handbook.
Non-District Residents have two options:
For those who live within one of the nine school districts in Kalamazoo
County, contact your school district to
request a release to Portage Schools. If your district approves your
request, it then comes to Portage Schools for review. If approved, the
family would provide transportation for their student.
For those who live outside of
County, but in a county adjacent to
County, you can apply for enrollment
through the "Schools of Choice 105c" program. The current deadline for
these applications is 10 a.m., September 6,
2013. For information about this option please
Click here for information from our Food Group about requesting free and
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I don't know whether I live within Portage Schools, and if
I do, how would I know which school my children would attend?
A: You can check our
2012-13 Street Guide which lists every street in the District
along with the schools that service that street. The guide also contains
color maps of our elementary, middle, and high school boundaries.
Q: What is the procedure for enrolling exchange students?
A: Call 323-5148 for information.
Q: What if I only have originals of the required documents?
A: If you need help making photo copies of the required documents, you
can visit your school office and they can assist.
Q: What is Schools of Choice?
A: The nine school districts in Kalamazoo County (which are all a part
of Kalamazoo Regional Educationa Services Agency) have agreed to a
release/accept protocol. If you wish to attend a school in a district
outside of where you live, you can request release from your district,
and if they approve, the gaining district will review the request.