Schools of Choice

The Buchanan Community Schools will once again participate in the “Schools of Choice” program for the 2019-20 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: July 8th, 2019 through August 7, 2019 for the 2019-20 first semester.

Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office located at:  401 W. Chicago St., Buchanan, MI, or by selecting the “Application Form Download” link below. 

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


Middle School
High School
Kindergarten Unlimited
1st grade 15
2nd grade 3
3rd grade 5
4th grade 5
5th grade No available openings
6th grade No available openings
7th grade No available openings
8th grade No available openings
9th grade 10
10th grade No available openings
11th grade No available openings
12th grade No available openings

Buchanan Virtual Academy

5th – 12th Grade

UNLIMITED OPENINGS AVAILABLE  FIRST SEMESTER 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year will determine their eligibility for 2019-20 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.

DownloadApplication Form Download

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Updated: May 23, 2019 — 3:06 PM