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You will be notified by the district when the online enrollment form is received. The required documents outlined below such as proof of residency, birth certificate, immunization form, will need to be presented to the school prior to the start of the school year.


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Enrollment Information

New students may enroll in the  Ann Arbor Public Schools using the online enrollment link available this spring.
(For immediate enrollment, please follow this link for a hard copy of the enrollment packet, or call 734-994-2200 and one will be sent to you.)

You will be notified by the district when the online enrollment form is received. The required documents outlined below such as proof of residency, birth certificate, immunization form, will need to be presented to the school prior to the start of the school year.

It is our desire that your family’s experience with Ann Arbor Public Schools will be one of fulfillment, enrichment and exceptional opportunities. Below is a checklist of the required documents and information necessary to complete the student enrollment process.

Basic criteria are listed below. Click the underlined links for more details. To determine what school a student would attend based on an address, see the searchable Attendance-Area-by-Street Directory.

For additional assistance with enrollment, please phone the school building or contact the Child Accounting Office at 734-994-2249.

Translated Enrollment Information: follow THIS LINK (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish)


Basic Enrollment Information

Student Age: In order to receive funding from the State of Michigan, students must be five (5) years old by September 1 and less than twenty (20) years old on September 1 for the enrolling school year.

The enrollment process must be completed online by a parent or legal guardian. If you require a hard copy of the enrollment packet please call 734-994-2200 and one will be sent to you.

Required Documents to be presented to the school secretary upon completion of the enrollment process:

  • Original birth certificate (with raised seal), student passport or Visa
  • Official immunization records
  • Kindergarten: Health Appraisal/Vision Screening
  • Address of the school your student last attended
  • Certified copies of court orders or placement papers, if applicable (i.e., Appointment of Legal Guardianship, Divorce Decree, etc.)
  • Driver’s license of Parent/Legal Guardian, Passport or Visa
  • Proof of residency
    The following documents are required to prove residency:
    – Homeowner: Purchase agreement, closing papers or deed
    – Renter: Current lease/rental agreement
    – Property tax statement
    AND
    – Two (2) different current utility bills: •Gas • Electric •Cable TV •Land line phone bill with the name and AAPS District address of the person enrolling the student or written start up confirmation from company
        OR
    – Moving company invoice or truck rental receipt validating address in district

In addition, report cards and/or transcripts are helpful when enrolling a student.

Additional forms may be required at the building level.

Requirements for Non-traditional Living Arrangements (if applicable):

  • Notarized Affidavit of Residency
  • Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship
  • Notarized Statement of Guardian

Residency Requirements:

Michigan law provides that, in order to complete and maintain enrollment, a parent or guardian must be a resident within the geographical boundaries of the Ann Arbor School District. The following lists the verification of residency required for enrollment.

HOMEOWNER — If you own a home or are purchasing a home in the Ann Arbor Public School District, we expect the following:

  • Proof of home ownership: If you currently own or have recently purchased a home in the district, a deed or closing statement in the name of the person seeking to enroll the student. If you have yet to purchase your home, but have a pending purchase agreement with a closing date, this will need to be reviewed before enrollment.
  • And two (2) of the following: Original current utility bills •Gas •Electric •Cable TV •Land line phone bills with the name and AAPS District address of the person enrolling the student. If you have not yet received utility bills, two verifications of utility activation may be submitted.

Note: Purchase of property in the Ann Arbor School District must be for the purpose of a primary residence. Purchasing a residence within the boundaries does not, solely, constitute living within the boundaries.

RENTING/LEASING — If you are renting a property within the district, we expect the following:

  • A signed lease in the name of the person seeking to enroll the student. All leases may be reviewed annually at registration or at the request of the district.
  • And two (2) of the following: original current utility bills •Gas •Electric •Cable TV •Land line phone bills with the name and AAPS District address of the person enrolling the student. If you have not yet received utility bills, two verifications of utility activation may be submitted.

Note: Rental of property in the Ann Arbor School District must be for the purpose of a primary residence. Leasing a residence within the boundaries does not, solely, constitute living within the boundaries.

AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCY — If you reside with an Ann Arbor resident within the district, we expect the following: Both the Ann Arbor resident, and the parent or legal guardian living with the resident, must complete the Affidavit of Residency form. This form must be notarized. This affidavit is valid for one (1) year.

  1. The AAPS District resident:
    – Must meet the residency requirements as a homeowner or renter as listed above.
    – Must ensure that their residence is the primary residence of parent or legal guardian as well as the student.
  2. The person living with the AAPS resident:
    – Must present a valid driver’s license, state-issued picture identification, or passport of the person enrolling the student.

NOTE: Living with an Ann Arbor resident in the Ann Arbor School District must be for the purpose of a more suitable home.

GUARDIANSHIP FOR NON-RELATIVE

  • The legal guardian must meet the residency requirements as a homeowner or renter as listed above.
  • Students will not be enrolled under this provision for “Educational Purposes only”. (MCL 380.1148)
  • The legal guardian(s) may need to meet with school staff regarding the requirements of the legal guardian(s). A copy of these requirements will be given to guardian(s) and an acknowledgement of receipt will be signed. The name of the student’s legal guardian(s) and a copy of the parent/guardian rights will be given to the student’s school.
  • This enrollment option is only valid for one (1) year.

LIVING WITH A RELATIVE — NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT OF GUARDIANSHIP — If you are enrolling a student who is a
relative it must be substantiated with a notarized Affidavit of Guardianship form. This is subject to review by
school staff with the possibility of an interview.

  • A relative may enroll a student who is not their child if the child is living with them because the parents areunable to provide a suitable home.
  • The relative must complete the Statement of Guardian form. This form must be notarized.
  • The student can provide a supporting letter or referral from an outside entity verifying the need to live with the relative and a plan to return the child to the parent(s) if applicable. (i.e., counselor, therapist, clergy, doctor, caseworker, etc.)
  • The school staff may review such requests and ask the relative to meet with school staff to substantiate the reason(s) that the parent(s) cannot provide a suitable home.
  • Students will not be enrolled for “Educational Purposes only”. (MCL 380.1148)
  • This enrollment option is only valid for one (1) year.

EMPLOYEES — Children of Ann Arbor District employees are eligible to attend the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

  • In accordance with MCL 388.1606(6)(1), children of District employees may also enroll if the student is the child of a regular school employee who is under contract with the Board of Education either through a Master Contract Agreement or individual contract, and excludes annual supplemental agreement holders who do not fall within the definition of a regular school employee. (Reference Board of Education Policy section 4700.R.01)
  • This exception shall cease to exist when the parent or legal guardian ceases to be an employee of the District. Under such circumstances, a student may finish the current academic semester without payment of tuition, or approval from his/her resident district, if the parent or legal guardian discontinues employment with the district after the membership count day.
  • Placement of students is based upon available space and assigned staff.

HOMELESS STUDENTS — In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act (2001) and AAPS BOE Policy 5110.R.01, students who meet the federal definition of “homeless” have the right to enroll in school immediately, even if they do not have the required documents. Residency documentation for all categories will be processed at the school where the student is enrolling. The matters involving enrollment and residency are under the direct supervision of the Superintendent or his designee. The designee is the Director of Student Accounting. This office may assist, review or investigate any matters in this regard with Central and/or Building Administrators as needed.

It is the policy of the Ann Arbor Public Schools that no person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, weight, height, or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in employment or any of its programs or activities.

Last updated 21 January 2011. To report errors, phone 734-994-2249.


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