DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
The Lansing School District, located in Lansing, MI is a public school district that is home to 27 school buildings serving grades Pre K-12.
The district offers a variety of outstanding opportunities for all students. Pathway options include new Magnet School offerings in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Spanish Immersion/Global Studies, and New Tech High. Specialty offerings include Chinese Immersion/International Baccalaureate, Leadership, Law, and Government, Visual and Performing Arts, and Montessori. Traditional school offerings are also available Pre K-12.
District Wide Schools of Choice FAQ
WHAT IS DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE?
District wide schools refers to the option of going to any school within the Lansing School District, tuition free to students regardless of the location of the student’s residence. Transportation is provided to students that are enrolled through the District Wide Schools of Choice.
I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD INTO A DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL?
For the upcoming school year, families will have received a Letter of Intent so they can pick the pathway for their students.
I LIVE OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD INTO A DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL?
The out of district schools of choice window is January 28th, 2017 – September 8th, 2017. That form will be available at the Welcome Center, on the Enrollment page or at each school.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL OF CHOICE?
During the school year, families will need to complete a request for Transfer Between Schools form. Transfer forms are available at the Welcome Center, on the In-District Transfers or at schools. Transfers will be granted during the first 30 days of the each marking periods. After 30 days, transfer will be effective the beginning of the next marking period.
HOW DO MAGNET STUDENTS ELECT TO CONTINUE AT THEIR CURRENT MAGNET SCHOOL?
Students electing to continue at a magnet school may do so by submitting a Letter of Intent by March 1, 2017. Letter of Intent documents will be pre-populated and provided to all current students by February 15, 2017.
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.
Dr. Mark Coscarella
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:
Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety