Schools of Choice

Want to join the Panther family but do not live in the district?

Hesperia Community Schools participates in the Schools of Choice program.


Do you live in Newaygo County?

-->If your students are new to any Newaygo County school, you can apply for Schools of Choice for your students using the New Student Online Portal

-->If your student is already enrolled in another Newaygo County school, the Newaygo County Schools of Choice program (NC SOC) is available online using your Skyward Family Access account at Skyward Family Access (If you need a family access login, please contact the school office.)

  • The printable form Schools of Choice application  is also available. Select the Newaygo County SOC (NC-SOC) box at the top of the application. Either email the application to Mary Shaffer in the Administration Office or mail to the address found below. Call the office for the email address or send via the staff directory on this website.

Is your student already selected as a Schools of Choice student and you live in Newaygo County?

You no longer need to apply each year. Once your students are accepted at the Newaygo County school, they are part of that school system until they graduate or you move them.

Do you live outside Newaygo County?

The Schools of Choice provision in Section 105c of the State School Aid Act (abbreviated 105c) means students from any district in an ISD contiguous to Newaygo County RESA are eligible to apply.

1. Understand the requirements in the 105c Schools of Choice Brochure.
Schools of Choice Brochure 
2. Apply by filling out the Schools of Choice application and returning it to the Administration Office or email to Mary Shaffer. Call the office for the email address or send via the staff directory on this website. Select the 105c box at the top of the application.
Schools of Choice application

  • The application requires a PDF reader to download or can be filled out online and printed.

Mailing address:

Hesperia Community Schools
PO Box 338
Hesperia, MI 49421

Hesperia Community Schools has unlimited openings for kindergarten through 12th grades for the 2024-2025 school year.

The windows for applications are:

May 1, 2024 to August 26, 2024  and

December 30, 2024 to January 27, 2025