Enrollment & Schools of Choice Information

Welcome to Grand Haven Area Public Schools! We are so pleased to have you and your child join our school family. Our highly-qualified staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, honoring diversity, and delivering quality and challenging programs for your child. 

Student Enrollment Packet

Free / Reduced Lunch Application

Address Change Request



Welcome to GHAPS!  We are dedicated to providing your child the best possible education.  In order to make the registration process easier for you, we recommend you take a few minutes to download, and fully complete, the enrollment packet before arriving at the appropriate enrollment location.


Information and enrollment forms for preschool programs can be found here.


GHAPS offers full-day Young Fives and Kindergarten programs in all of our elementary school buildings for children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2016.  (Students turning five between September 1 and December 1 may still enroll through a waiver process.)


  • At the time of enrollment you will also need to provide us with:
  • Proof of Residency (photocopy of utility bill, house buy/sell agreement, or rental agreement).
  • Up-To- Date Immunization Record.
  • Photocopy of your child’s original Certified Birth Certificate.
  • Parent/Guardian driver’s license or state ID.


Based on the grade in which your child will be enrolled, please bring your completed enrollment forms and required documents to the appropriate Grand Haven Area Public School office listed below:

Grades Y5-4 (and Ferry Voyagers)
Administration Office
1415 Beechtree St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-850- 5000 Main Office
616-850- 5031 or 616-850- 5094 fax
Office Hours 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Open Year Round)

Grades 5-6
White Pines Intermediate School
1400 S. Griffin
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-850- 6300 Main Office
616-850- 6320 Student Services
616-850- 6310 fax
Office hours 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Summer enrollments, Administration Office

Grades 7-8
Lakeshore Middle School
900 S. Cutler
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-850- 6500 Main Office
616-850- 6520 Student Services
616-850- 6510 fax
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Summer enrollments, Administration Office

Grades 9-12
Grand Haven High School
17001 Ferris St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-850- 6000 Main Office
616-850- 6020 Student Services
616-850- 6025 fax
Office Hours 7:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (Open Year Round)

Grades 9-12
Central High School
106 S. Sixth St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-850- 6800 Main Office
616-850- 6810 fax
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Summer enrollments, Administration Office

Grades 7-12
Grand Haven Cyber School
106 S. Sixth St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-850- 5020 Main Office
616-850- 6810 fax
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Summer enrollments, Administration Office 


  • Internal Schools of Choice (Elementary Buildings):

Parents of resident students may request that their child attend a school outside their attendance area by downloading and completing the Intra-District Schools of Choice Application Form and submitting to the Education Service Center (1415 S. Beechtree St., Grand Haven). Applications will be accepted beginning February 1st of the current school through the end of May. Administration will meet and parents will be notified beginning in July. Internal School of Choice requests will be honored based on space and availability in the school requested. If the School of Choice student requests to return to their assigned attendance area, placement will be based upon space and availability. Transportation for Schools of Choice children is the parents’ responsibility.

  • External Schools of Choice:

Grand Haven Area Public Schools offer outstanding instructional and extra-curricular programs and, through Schools of Choice, is pleased to offer these programs to non-resident students. Grand Haven accepts applications of students residing in Ottawa County and residents outside of Ottawa County under Section 105c. Acceptance is determined by space availability at the building and grade level requested. Some requests may be denied due to overall building or program capacity. Parents can apply by completing and returning the Non-Resident Enrollment Application Form to the Education Service Center (1415 Beechtree St., Grand Haven). The application window is from February 1 through the end (Friday) of the first week of school each year. Administrators will meet to discuss availability and parents will be notified in writing mid-August.  Applications are also accepted from January 2 through the end of the 3rd week of January each year for students wishing to transfer to GHAPS at the semester break.

Important considerations for parents and students applying for Schools of Choice: 

    1. Transportation is not provided for Schools of Choice enrollees. Parents must provide their own transportation to and from school for children accepted for enrollment.

    2. Applications may be denied based on lack of space available, or suspension or expulsion from the student’s district of residence, or previous school district.

    3. All rules of the Michigan H.S.A.A apply to all transfer students.



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