Schools of Choice

The Buchanan Community Schools will once again participate in the “Schools of Choice” program for the 2021-22 school year.  Students who reside in a contiguous intermediate school district, within the state of Michigan, may apply for admission to Buchanan Community Schools without having to receive permission from their home school district.  Students who are accepted under the “Schools of Choice” plan may attend Buchanan Community Schools without any tuition charge.  Once admitted, students may remain through graduation.  Future preference for admission will be given to siblings of students already accepted by the district under the “Schools of Choice” plan.

Schools of Choice Applications are being accepted: May 14, 2021, through June 11, 2021, for the 2021-22 first semester.

2021-22 School of Choice Applications are available to print below.

Buchanan Community Schools will have limited openings available 1st semester for the following grade levels:


Middle School
High School
Kindergarten 16
1st grade 7
2nd grade 11
3rd grade 8
4th grade 7
5th grade 3
6th grade 5
7th grade 6
8th grade 10
9th grade 10
10th grade 10
11th grade 10
12th grade 2


Buchanan Virtual Academy

5th – 12th Grade

UNLIMITED OPENINGS AVAILABLE  FIRST SEMESTER 2021-22 FOR GRADES 5TH – 12TH.  PLEASE CONTACT:  Linsey Miller, Program Coordinator, at 269-695-8438 for more information.

Student athletes should be aware of the MHSAA regulations involving “Schools of Choice” transfer.  A new sport-specific transfer rule has been adopted and takes effect the 2019-20 school year.  The revised rule means a transfer student has

  • Immediate eligibility in a sport not played the previous season for that sport and (unless one of the 15 exceptions apply)
  • No eligibility for the upcoming season in a sport actually played the previous season in that sport.

Students’ sport participation during the 2019-20 school year will determine their eligibility for 2020-21 should they transfer schools and not meet one of the 15 stated exceptions.  This rule applies to high school students GRADES 9-12 only.



If you have further questions regarding the “School of Choice” program, please feel free to contact the superintendent’s office at: 269-695-8401.

This is a PDF file you can download and print. If you would like to scan the completed form you may email it to

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SOC Form 2021-22 First Semester