- Livonia Public Schools
Schools of Choice Options
Niji-Iro Japanese Dual Immersion Elementary School 2023-2024
Click here to complete an application. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on May 17, 2023.
Please complete one application per student in your household. The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. on May 17, 2023.
If there are more applicants than seats available, a lottery will be held on May 24, 2023 in the LPS Board of Education Office. This meeting will be closed to the public due to Covid mitigation procedures, but will be recorded. Notifications of acceptance or waitlist status will be sent via email later that week.
Students must meet all program eligibility criteria, including passing a Japanese language aptitude test.
Applicants who have other students residing in the same household currently enrolled in LPS under 105/105c Schools of Choice will be given preference.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for the timely transportation of students to and from school on a daily basis.
In accordance with the Pupil Accounting Manual, Livonia Public Schools may disallow the enrollment of a student who receives special services and resides outside of the Wayne County Intermediate School District if a mutual agreement cannot be reached with the student’s home district/ISD related to responsibility for added costs.
Niji-Iro provides a unique educational opportunity which includes a two-way immersion program for both Japanese and American students. The mission of the school is to provide students the opportunity to be immersed in a second language, while learning from each other. The students will become bilingual, respectful and globally-minded individuals. Niji-Iro serves grades K-6.
Incoming students must pass the Japanese proficiency test.
Please CLICK HERE to learn more about this very special school and the opportunities that await your student!
Limited Schools of Choice 2023-2024
2023-2024 Limited Schools of Choice for out-of-district students
The Livonia Public Schools Board of Education has approved Limited Schools of Choice programs, in which Section 105/105c Schools of Choice applications are accepted for a limited number of seats at specified grade levels. Limited Schools of Choice is open to residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.
For the 2023-2024 school year, the district will accept a total of up to 185 students for incoming grades K-6.
Timeline for Limited Schools of Choice Program: 2023-2024 School Year
- March 1, 2023 - Application and guidelines to be posted on LPS website. Application window opens.
- March 31, 2023 - Application window closes. All applications are due by 4:00 p.m.
- April 14, 2023 - Lottery held (Remote - will be filmed)
- Week of April 17, 2023 - Families notified if accepted
- No Later Than The Week of August 14, 2023 - School placements sent
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Livonia Public Schools School District an open enrollment district?
No. Livonia Public Schools participates in “limited school of choice.” This means only those students participating in Sections 105 and 105c Schools of Choice program for the upcoming school year may participate in the school of choice program.
Who is eligible for Schools of Choice under 105c?
Students who live outside of the Livonia Public Schools boundaries. This includes Wayne County and contiguous Intermediate School Districts (Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Washtenaw).
How are Schools of Choice students selected?
If the number of applicants exceeds the number of open seats per grade level, the district will use a random draw system to select the applicants. All applications must be received within the posted timeline for the application window, and all applications received at any time within that posted window will be given equal consideration. However, siblings of students currently enrolled in LPS via Schools of Choice will be given first priority.
Can I choose which school I want my child to attend?
Our Schools of Choice openings are based on space availability at each school. It’s important to note, not all schools will have availability in all grades for Schools of Choice students.
Will transportation be provided?
No. Parents are expected to provide transportation. Additionally, students are expected to be dropped off and picked up on time every day. For information on before- and after-school childcare, please inquire at the school office.
Do I need a separate application for each of my children?
Yes. A Schools of Choice application must be completed for each child.
If my child is admitted, do we have to re-apply every year?
No. Once your child is enrolled under Schools of Choice, your child is welcome to remain an LPS student through graduation.
What if my child has an IEP?
Pursuant to state law, in order to enroll and to continue to educate a 105c Schools of Choice student who is eligible for special education programs and services, the 105c Schools of Choice district must have a written agreement with the resident district on the responsibility for the payment of the added costs of special education. Without such an agreement, the district cannot enroll and/or cannot continue to educate a 105c student who is eligible for special education programs and services.
Thank you for your interest in Livonia Public Schools! If you have questions beyond what is provided here, please call (734) 744-2541.