Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment applications for students new to Immanuel Lutheran School will be received at any time after January 1 of a year in which the students would expect to begin school in September. Enrollment applications from the last 3 groups (See list below) on the priority list will be considered for approval after May 1, and only as space is available.

The child whose fifth birthday falls on or before the first of September may enter Kindergarten in September of that year.

A child transferring to Immanuel Lutheran School from another school shall enter the grade to which he/she has been promoted by the sending school.

Priority

Children will be accepted for enrollment in our school based upon the following priority order:

  • Children already enrolled in Grades K through 8 during previous years.
  • Children of members of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
  • Children whose older brothers and sisters are already enrolled.
  • Children who were members of one of the Immanuel Lutheran Preschool classes.
  • Unchurched children of the community, members of sister congregations, and members of other church denominations.

Continued enrollment is contingent upon payment of the established fees within the required time frames.

Children will be enrolled according to the priority list above, but only as space is available. Even children of parents who are members of our congregation cannot be guaranteed enrollment in our school, because of possible space limitations. Names of children not accepted for enrollment because of space limitations will remain on a waiting list until such time as space may be available. Once a student has been enrolled in our school, space limitations in subsequent years will not jeopardize his continued enrollment.

Class Size

When enrollment for any particular Kindergarten class exceeds 15 children, every effort will be made to provide additional staffing so as not to exceed a 15-1 child-adult ratio in a Kindergarten class. Similarly, when the total of Immanuel’s Kindergarten enrollment applications exceeds 20 children, efforts will be made to accommodate the additional students by increasing staffing and/or by opening a second Kindergarten class for part or all of the school day, etc.

The class size limit in Grades 1 and 2 is 25 students. After 25 students have been accepted for enrollment in Grades 1 and 2, additional students whose parents are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church will be accepted up to a maximum of 30 students. The class size limit in Grades 3 through 8 is 30 students. Exceptions to these limits will be made in the case of children of pastors, teachers, vicars, or other professional church workers coming into the congregation.

Legal Details

According to Act 386, Public Acts of 1978, any child enrolling in a Michigan school for the first time must be adequately immunized, vision tested and hearing tested. Exemptions to these requirements are granted for medical, religious, and other objections provided that waiver forms are properly prepared, signed, and delivered to school administrators. Appropriate forms and further details are available at our school office.

NON-DISCRIMINATION IN ENROLLMENT Immanuel Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.