Schools of Choice

The seven public school districts within St. Clair County participate in the contiguous and countywide Schools of Choice program each year as part of their continuing effort to provide quality education to all students.

This countywide Schools of Choice program allows parents and students to choose which public school they would like to attend regardless of where they live in St. Clair County.

Schools of Choice policies and guidelines

This document is designed to help parents learn about the Schools of Choice program, policies, and procedures. Information about graduation requirements, application policies, timelines, athletics, and transportation are included.

Schools of Choice policies, guidelines, and highlights

The application window is closed for  districts with limited enrollment.


The Second-semester window opens on December 1, 2020. The applications will be available at the RESA Administration Building, 499 Range Road, Marysville, MI 48040 after that date.  

Drop Box Picture

There is a dropbox in front of the RESA Administration Building. Applications can be dropped off contact-free by dropping them into the box. RESA staff will retrieve applications at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

2020-2021 Schools of Choice dates

2nd Semester Timeline: 

Nov. 9, 2020 Districts will post which schools, grades have openings
Nov. 22, 2020
RESA will place a notice in local newspapers
Dec. 1, 2020 Application submission window opens
Dec. 15, 2020 Application due to St. Clair County RESA by 4 p.m.
Jan. 7, 2021

Review process completed by districts. Parents will be notified prior to the last day of the first week of school.
Jan. 25, 2021 Capac & Memphis complete waiting list review
Feb. 11, 2021 Remaining 5 districts complete waiting list review

Parents are encouraged to visit the choice school prior to accepting the transfer. Schools may be contacted by interested parents to schedule a visit to your building.

Students do not need to reapply for admission to the same choice district each year once approved for transfer.


Schools of Choice coordinators by district

Algonac Community Schools
Al Latosz
(810) 794-9364

Capac Community Schools
Britt Urh Moore
(810) 395-3705

East China School District
Lisa Volkman
(810) 676-1031

Marysville Public Schools
Michelle Nesbitt
(810) 455-6007

Memphis Community Schools
Laura Heilig
(810) 535-8227

Port Huron Schools
Patie Bonnick
(810) 984-3101, ext. 3913

Yale Public Schools
Nancy Maplethorpe
(810) 387-3231, ext. 7263

St. Clair County RESA
Brenda Tenniswood
(810) 455-4001