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ENROLLMENT

Map to enrollment office entrance showing Northeast entrance at the corner of West Marshall and Pinecrest. Parking closed on Pinecrest due to construction. Park in front of Ferndale Middle School to the North and walk to the Northeast Entrance.

Visit Our Office

Ferndale High School (Northeast Entrance)
881 Pinecrest Dr.
Ferndale, MI  48220
Phone: (248) 586-8686
Fax:  (248) 586-8698
E-mail:  bill.good@ferndaleschools.org

Office Hours

Due to the ongoing pandemic we have changed our office hours:

We are available during normal business hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

We are in the office on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am - 4:00pm.  

Off hours appointments are available if needed.  Please call to make an appointment.

Easy Online Application During Closure

We know how difficult this time is and will do everything we can to ensure the enrollment process is as smooth as possible. While the district buildings are closed, our enrollment team is standing by to assist. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at bill.good@ferndaleschools.org or call 248-586-8672.

Filling and Signing Online

Ferndale Schools utilizes DocuSign to provide secure, fillable forms with officially recognized digital signatures. Once the enrollment process begins, your documents will be delivered via e-mail for online completion. Your data is securely stored until we download it to our secure storage server, and is promptly deleted from the cloud.

HAVE YOU MOVED?

Complete the Change of Address form. Return it, along with three (3) current proofs of residency and a copy of your driver's license, to the Central Enrollment Office.

Acceptable proofs of residency are:

Homeowner
 

  • Mortgage Statement OR Property Tax Statement from the city
  • Two Utility Bills

Renter
 

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THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO JOIN THE FERNDALE SCHOOLS FAMILY
 

  • District Residency
  • Schools of Choice
  • Children of Full-time Ferndale School District Employees
  • Superintendent's Waiver

Non-residents should contact, Bill Good - Director of Enrollment, to see if they are eligible to enroll in Ferndale Schools.


How to Enroll


PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS/PROCEDURES

Ferndale Schools processes new student enrollments online. Please fill out the Pre-K Enrollment Questionnaire External Linkto begin this process. The Preschool Enrollment Office is located inside the Ferndale Early Childhood Center – 2920 Burdette St, Ferndale, MI 48220. A computer is available on-site for use if a family does not have access to one.

Next Steps

After completing the Online Questionnaire, you will receive a link to begin the MiStar Online Pre-Enrollment process. Once you have completed the online pre-enrollment portion, you will be contacted to bring all required documentation to one of our offices to complete the process.

Needed documents are as follows:

Printable Enrollment Checklist PDF Document

Required Documentation:
 

  • Original Birth Certificate with Seal (demonstrating parentage of custodial parent)
  • Driver’s License (or State ID showing photo identification of parent/guardian name and current address)
  • Immunization Records (up to date) – For more information on Immunization Requirements
  • Vision Screening (Kindergarten and First Fives ONLY) - For  information on Vision Screening Requirements
  • Special Education Documents – Current IEP (for students receiving special education services)
  • Residency Documentation and Verification – See below.

Residency Requirements:

A Qualifying Residence: Is defined as a residential dwelling that is either a single family principle residence as recorded with the Michigan Treasury or a legal single family rental unit that meets the Michigan Treasury and local community requirements for a rental.

To Establish A Qualifying Residence The District Requires:

​Homeowner (provide three proofs):

  • A current mortgage statement or property tax statement in the name of the person seeking to enroll the student(s) must be provided.
  • Two current utility bills within the last 30 days addressed to the person enrolling the student.

Renter (provide four proofs):

  • An original, signed complete lease in the name of the person seeking to enroll the student(s).
  • Statement of Landlord/Property Manager PDF Document
  • Two current utility bills within the last 30 days addressed to the person enrolling the student.

If you are other than the homeowner/leaseholder, there will be additional residency information required, the enrollment office will assist you regarding those requirements.
Please call for assistance. » (248) 586-8686

State And Federal Requirements:

When enrolling a student in any Michigan school district, the State School Aid Act, related Michigan Compiled Laws and other federal and state requirements apply. Each district is responsible for verifying three things: parentage, a qualifying residence and residency in the qualifying residence.

FERNDALE SCHOOLS RESIDENCY

Enrollment in Ferndale Schools is based on residency, which is where a parent/legal guardian owns/rents and physically resides. District Map »

K - 12 ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS/PROCEDURES

Ferndale Schools processes new student enrollments online. Please fill out the Enrollment Questionnaire External Linkto begin this process. The Central Enrollment Office is located inside Ferndale High School – 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220. A computer is available on-site for use if a family does not have access to one.

Next Steps

After completing the Online Questionnaire, you will receive a link to begin the MiStar Online Pre-Enrollment process. Once you have completed the online pre-enrollment portion, you can bring all required documentation to the enrollment office to complete the process..

Needed documents are as follows:

Printable Enrollment Checklist PDF Document

Required Documentation:
 

  • Original Birth Certificate with Seal (demonstrating parentage of custodial parent)
  • Driver’s License (or State ID showing photo identification of parent/guardian name and current address)
  • Immunization Records (up to date) – For more information on Immunization Requirements
  • Vision Screening (Kindergarten and First Fives ONLY) - For  information on Vision Screening Requirements
  • Academic Progress Documents
    • Transcript of final grades (students in grades 9-12)
    • Report Card/Progress Report (students in grades 1-8)
  • Special Education Documents – Current IEP (for students receiving special education services)
  • Residency Documentation and Verification – See below.

Residency Requirements:

A Qualifying Residence: Is defined as a residential dwelling that is either a single family principle residence as recorded with the Michigan Treasury or a legal single family rental unit that meets the Michigan Treasury and local community requirements for a rental.

To Establish A Qualifying Residence The District Requires:

​Homeowner (provide three proofs):

  • A current mortgage statement or property tax statement in the name of the person seeking to enroll the student(s) must be provided.
  • Two current utility bills within the last 30 days addressed to the person enrolling the student.

Renter (provide four proofs):

  • An original, signed complete lease in the name of the person seeking to enroll the student(s).
  • Statement of Landlord/Property Manager PDF Document
  • Two current utility bills within the last 30 days addressed to the person enrolling the student.

Please call for assistance. » (248) 586-8686

State And Federal Requirements:

When enrolling a student in any Michigan school district, the State School Aid Act, related Michigan Compiled Laws and other federal and state requirements apply. Each district is responsible for verifying three things: parentage, a qualifying residence and residency in the qualifying residence.

Welcome to Ferndale Schools! We are excited you are considering joining the Ferndale Schools family. The Ferndale Schools Board of Education voted to approve the following Oakland County resident enrollment windows for the 2020-2021 school year.

Kindergarten

March 15th - May 15th 

1st

March 15th - June 30th

2nd - 5th

March 15th - July 15th

6th - 7th

March 15th - July 15th

8th - 9th

March 15th - June 30th

10th

March 15th - July 15th

OAKLAND COUNTY RESIDENCY

Enrollment in Ferndale Schools is based on residency, which is where a parent/legal guardian owns/rents and physically resides. Certain buildings, grades, and programs allow enrollment for Oakland County residents outside of Ferndale School District.

HOW TO APPLY

Enrolling in Ferndale Schools as a non-resident through Schools of Choice is a three-step process.

First, the Enrollment Questionnaire External Link must be completed by the parent/guardian of every non-resident student (if under 18) or by the student (if over 18) to begin the process of applying for enrollment in our district during the K-10 Schools of Choice application period. The questionnaire will be available online beginning on the first day of the open window. The questionnaire will only ask for basic information (name, date of birth, address, etc.)

Second, once we have received the questionnaire, we will forward the schools of choice application along with an affirmation of prior discipline form which must be completed by your student's previous school (or schools - need two years) and returned along with the school's detailed discipline report for your child(ren), even if it is a blank report. (Discipline Report is not required for student's entering Kindergarten.) Applications will be accepted until the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on the final day of the open window.

Third, if accepted, you will receive an official letter with directions on how to complete the enrollment process. You must complete the online enrollment packet no later than the enrollment deadline on the acceptance letter to guarantee placement.

Additional required documents for accepted enrollment are as follows:

Printable Enrollment Checklist PDF Document

  • Original Birth Certificate with Seal (demonstrating parentage of custodial parent)
  • Driver’s License (or State ID showing photo identification of parent/guardian name and current address)
  • Immunization Records (up to date)
  • Vision Screening (Kindergarten and First Fives ONLY)
  • Special Education Documents – Current IEP/MET (for students receiving special education services)
  • Residency Documentation and Verification
    • Homeowner
      • current mortgage statement or current tax statement
      • two current utility bills
    • Renter

Once accepted through the Schools of Choice program, you may continue to attend Ferndale Schools through graduation unless there is a break in enrollment. Transportation to and from school is not provided.

For further information please contact Bill Good, (248) 586-8672 or bill.good@Ferndaleschools.org

Welcome to Ferndale Schools! We are excited you are joining the Ferndale Schools family. The Ferndale School District Board of Education has approved Section 105c Schools of Choice openings for the 2020-21 school year in 9th through 12th grade for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County residents. Your application can only be declined in the event that your student has been convicted of a felony, suspended in the last two years, or expelled.

For the 2020-21 school year:

  • The University High School window is open grades 9-12 from March 15th through August 21st.
  • The Tri-County Educational Center window is open March 15th through September 11th.

CONTIGUOUS RESIDENCY

Enrollment in Ferndale Schools is based on residency, which is where a parent/legal guardian owns/rents and physically resides. Certain buildings, grades, and programs allow enrollment for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County residents outside of Ferndale School District.

HOW TO APPLY

Enrolling in Ferndale Schools as a non-resident through Schools of Choice is a three-step process.

First, the 501c School of Choice Questionnaire External Link must be completed by the parent/guardian of every non-resident student (if under 18) or by the student (if over 18) to begin the process of applying for enrollment in our district during the 105c 9-12 (K-10 Schools of Choice application period. The questionnaire will be available online beginning March 15th, 2019. The questionnaire will only ask for basic information (name, date of birth, address, etc.)

Second, once we have received the questionnaire, we will forward the schools of choice application along with an affirmation of prior discipline form which must be completed by your student's previous school (or schools - need two years) and returned along with a detailed behavior report, even if it is a blank report. Applications will be accepted until the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the respective enrollment window.

Third, if accepted, you will receive an official letter with directions on how to complete the enrollment process. You must complete the online enrollment packet no later than the enrollment deadline on the acceptance letter to guarantee placement.

Additional required documents for accepted enrollment are as follows:

Printable Enrollment Checklist PDF Document

  • Original Birth Certificate with Seal (demonstrating parentage of custodial parent)
  • Driver’s License (or State ID showing photo identification of parent/guardian name and current address)
  • Immunization Records (up to date)
  • Special Education Documents – Current IEP/MET (for students receiving special education services)
  • Residency Documentation and Verification
    • Homeowner
      • current mortgage statement or current tax statement
      • two current utility bills
    • Renter

Once accepted through the Schools of Choice program, you may continue to attend Ferndale Schools through graduation unless there is a break in enrollment. Transportation to and from school is not provided.

For further information please contact Bill Good, (248) 586-8672 or bill.good@Ferndaleschools.org

Adult Diploma & Continuing Education Programs

The Tri-County Educational Center operates programs for both Adult and Alternative Education, as well as ESL services. For more information on our Continuing Education Programs, click here.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS/PROCEDURES

 

Ferndale Schools processes new student enrollments online. Please fill out the Enrollment Questionnaire linked below to begin this process.

FERNDALE SCHOOLS RESIDENCY

Enrollment in Ferndale Schools is based on residency, which is where a parent/legal guardian owns/rents and physically resides. District Map »

Oakland County Resident Questionnaire Non-Oakland County Resident Questionnaire

The Central Enrollment Office is located inside Ferndale High School – 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220. A computer is available on-site for use if a family does not have access to one. THE ENROLLMENT OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO GOVERNOR WHITMER'S SAFETY DIRECTIVE.

Next Steps

After completing the Online Questionnaire (Oakland CountyExternal Link or Non-Oakland CountyExternal Link), you will receive a link to begin the MiStar Online Pre-Enrollment process. Once you have completed the online pre-enrollment portion, you will be contacted to bring all required documentation to one of our offices to complete the process.

Needed documents are as follows:

Printable Enrollment Checklist PDF Document

Required Documentation:
 

  • Original Birth Certificate with Seal (demonstrating parentage of custodial parent)
  • Driver’s License (or State ID showing photo identification of parent/guardian name and current address)
  • Immunization Records (up to date) – For more information on Immunization Requirements
  • Academic Progress Documents
    • Transcript of final grades (students in grades 9-12)
    • Report Card/Progress Report (students in grades 1-8)
  • Special Education Documents – Current IEP (for students receiving special education services)
  • Residency Documentation and Verification – See below.

State And Federal Requirements:

When enrolling a student in any Michigan school district, the State School Aid Act, related Michigan Compiled Laws and other federal and state requirements apply. 

ENROLLMENT FORMS

These documents may not be required of you. Please follow the procedures listed above and fill out forms as assigned by your enrollment specialist.

(Please Note: If you are unable to print any of these forms they will be available at time of enrollment.)

School of Choice Forms
 

ENROLLMENT RESOURCES
 

Preschool Programs

We offer a variety of Preschool Programs at the Ferndale Early Education Center which are designed to support the success of each student and prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. Click here for more information on our preschool offerings.

Continuing Education Programs

The Tri-County Educational Center operates programs for both Adult and Alternative Education, as well as ESL services. For more information on our Continuing Education Programs, click here.

We are excited to have your family join our educational community. If you need further assistance or have additional questions on how to enroll, please contact our Central Enrollment Department.

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