The Collaborative Schools of Choice Program is a plan that offers parents and students a choice to attend other public schools in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District outside their district of residence.  

Schools of Choice information for the 2024-25 school year:

Students Living in Muskegon County (MAISD Collaborative Schools of Choice Program)

  • The 2024-25 deadline for the MAISD Collaborative Schools of Choice Program for students residing in Muskegon County has passed.

There may be limited openings available via a release from your resident district. The process for enrolling via a release is:

  1. Contact the office of the building in which you wish to enroll your child, and the Principal will let you know if space is available.
  2. If space is available, contact your resident district for a release.
  3. Once a release has been received by Montague Area Public Schools, the Principal will check on your student's discipline history and will let you know if we are able to accept your child.

Students Living Outside of Muskegon County (Schools of Choice 105c)

  • Students living outside of Muskegon County have until Friday, September 1, 2024, to complete a Schools of Choice application.
  • Please call Michelle Pulver at 231-893-1515 or email to request an application.

For the 2024-25 school year, MAPS has unlimited openings in all grade levels.

Note that a previous suspension or expulsion may result in your application being denied.

Transportation is not provided for students residing outside of the Montague Area Public School District. Parents are expected to transport students to and from school on-time. If you would like to inquire about the Montague Area Public Schools bus stop closest to your home, contact the bus garage at 231-893-1535.

If your child has been accepted through the Schools of Choice process in a previous year and has remained enrolled at MAPS, you do not need to fill out the application again.

For more information, you may contact Michelle Pulver at 231-893-1515 or