We are a tuition-free, public charter school and receive per pupil funding from the State of Michigan, just as every other public school does.
As a public school, requirements for admission are similar to any other public school. Enrollment is open to Michigan students in grades K-7. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1st.
Please note: Old Mission Peninsula School is still accepting students for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year
Open enrollment occurs annually. Class sizes are limited, which sometimes means students new to the school may be put into a lottery if there are more applicants than spots available in particular grades at the close of the Open Enrollment Period. When a lottery is necessary applicants are randomly drawn and the remaining applicants will be randomly selected to be placed on a wait list for the particular grade.
NEW STUDENTS must complete an enrollment application. The current Open Enrollment Period began on September 4, 2018, and closes on February 28, 2019. If a lottery is needed for any given grade, the lottery will occur in early March 2019. Please note that applications for new students continue to be accepted after the February 28, 2019 period, and these students are either accepted into a class that has available space, or waitlisted in the order of receipt if a class is full.
CURRENT STUDENTS enrolled in OMPS for the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to be re-enrolled at the school for the 2019-2020 school year without re-entering the lottery process, but are required to complete this Re-Enrollment Form (en español) by the end of the Open Enrollment Period (February 28, 2019).
Applications for new students and re-enrolling students are available in the following locations in both English and Spanish formats:
Old Mission Peninsula School
2699 Island View Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Please view the complete OMPS Admission and Enrollment Policy and Procedures document HERE.
The governing authority of each community school and any operator of such school shall distribute to parents of the school upon their enrollment in the school the following statement in writing:
Old Mission Peninsula School is a community school opening in the fall of 2018 under the revised school code of Michigan. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter contact the school administration at firstname.lastname@example.org, 231.252.0225, or the Michigan Department of Education.