Transfer to a GRPS School

Thank you for making Grand Rapids Public Schools your choice. As a district, we pride ourselves on providing one of the largest comprehensive school choice selections for students in preschool through 12th grade. We invite families within our district and out of district to explore our school choices through the school transfer process.

Transfer with the School of Choice Plan

Applications accepted until August 19, 2024

GRPS participates in the Kent Intermediate School District Collaborative School of Choice Plan. Scholars who apply for the School of Choice Plan must be a resident of a district that the Kent ISD serves. For more information on participating districts and deadlines, view School of Choice Plan details and deadlines on the Kent ISD website. 

The application deadline for the School of Choice Plan is set by Kent ISD. The 2024-2025 Schools of Choice application window is April 8-May 10, 2024; seats not filled during the initial application period will remain available until August 19, 2024. Currently, we still have seats available! Once a student is accepted, there is no need to apply every year. Only one application is required per child.

A few important notes about the School of Choice Plan:

  • If space allows, applicants who have a sibling attending GRPS may be given priority. 
  • Our district may refuse to enroll an applicant who has been suspended, expelled, or convicted of a felony. 
  • Parents must confirm decision to attend. 
  • We do not guarantee placement at a specific school. 
  • Transportation is not provided under this plan. 

The application is available online beginning April 8, 2024. For questions, please email or call our office at 616-819-2150


Transfer with a Non-Resident Enrollment Request (Section 6)

Scholars who live outside of the Kent ISD, or scholars who live within the Kent ISD but have not completed a School of Choice application, may apply to attend GRPS through a Non-Resident Enrollment Request (Section 6). To complete the application, click the button below to download and fill out the PDF form. After completion, please email your form to or deliver a hard copy by mail to the Community & Student Services department at 1331 Martin Luther King Jr St SE.

2023-2024 Non-Resident Enrollment Request Form: 

Download the 2023-2024 Non-Resident Enrollment Request Form

Descargue el Formulario de Solicitud de Inscripción de No Residentes de 2023-2024

Please note that transportation will not be provided for scholars on Section 6 release. It is only valid for one school year. If the release is approved, the parent/guardian will have to reapply the following school year.


Complete the In-District Transfer Form

GRPS scholars interested in attending a neighborhood school different from the one to which they are assigned may apply for an in-district transfer to another GRPS neighborhood school. (This process does not apply to theme schools.) 

To complete the transfer request, please download and complete the form. After completion, email it to or deliver a hard copy by mail to the Community & Student Services department at 1331 Martin Luther King Jr St SE. You may also bring the completed form to the neighborhood school the scholar is interested in attending. Transportation is not provided.

 In-District Transfer Form   Petición de Transferencia