- Livonia Public Schools
Schools of Choice Options
Limited Schools of Choice: 2021-22
Limited Schools of Choice for out-of-district students
The application window for the Limited Schools of Choice program is now closed.
For the past several years, 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 2021-2022 school year, the district will accept a total of up to 195 students. Of those, 185 seats will be in grades K-8. Five seats will be open in the Global Education Program for ninth graders only; and five seats will be open in the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program, for ninth graders only.
The annual decision by the Board of Education is based upon several factors, including financial stability. Members of the community, during budget forums, included Limited Schools of Choice in the list of items the district should consider in order to increase revenue and enrollment as a means of preserving the many programs LPS offers to students.
Timeline for Limited Schools of Choice Program: 2021-2022 School Year
- February 25, 2021 -- Application and guidelines to be posted on LPS website. Application window reopens.
- March 26, 2021 -- Application window closes. All applications due by 4 p.m.
- April 8, 2021 -- Lottery held (10 a.m., remote due to COVID)
- Week of April 12, 2021 -- Parent notifications sent
- Week of August 16, 2021 -- 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.
Niji-Iro Japanese Dual Immersion Elementary School
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.
There are 20 seats available in grades 1-6 for the second semester Limited Schools of Choice program. Applications will be available here by 9 a.m. on November 5, 2021. The application deadline is November 19, 2021 at 4 p.m. Incoming students must pass the Japanese proficiency test.