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Clarkston Community School District

Your Child's Future is Bright in Clarkston!

The award-winning Clarkston Community offers limited open-enrollment ("schools-of-choice") opportunities for students of all ages. Open enrollment in a participating Specialty Academic program allows Oakland County residents outside of our district's boundaries to attend Clarkston Community Schools.

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NSE Kindergarten students on the last day of school. 

Kindergarten & Young Fives

Entering Kindergarten & Young Fives 

About Kindergarten & Young Fives

Start in Clarkston, Stay in Clarkston

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education has unanimously approved the district’s plan to create open-enrollment (“school-of-choice”) Kindergarten and Young Fives opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Under this plan, students who reside outside of district boundaries within Oakland County are now eligible to enroll in Clarkston Community Schools for Kindergarten and Young Fives.

Upon acceptance to the program, students will be placed by the district in one of our seven elementary schools, and will stay in that elementary school before continuing with the district throughout their academic career. 

Applications accepted Wednesday, July 10 through Thursday, August 8.  

Clarkston Young Fives & Kindergarten Program Information

Admission Requirements

Enrollment is now Closed

Applications were taken Wednesday, July 10, 2019  through Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 3pm. 

What happens now?

If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline  and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. 

Clarkston AP Environmental Science Students gather around a Nature Center sign on a field trip. 

Advanced Studies Program

Entering Grades 8-12

About Advanced Studies

The Advanced Studies Program and Diploma Endorsement is designed for students who wish to participate in a continuously rigorous, challenging academic program that will lead to an Advanced Studies Program endorsement at the end of the senior year. Learn more.

Admission Requirements

ENROLLment is now closed.

Applications were available from
Monday, April 22, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019 at 3pm. Program open to Oakland County and Contiguous County residents.

WHAT HAPPENS Next?

Applicants must complete both the School of Choice application and program application. If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. Please visit the enrollment area for enrollment forms and to book an appointment.

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open-enrollment program.

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Honors Music Certificate Program

Entering Grades 6-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About the Honors Music Certificate Program

Honors Music Certificate Program

The Clarkston music program is nationally recognized for its level of excellence, integrating leadership skills with the performing arts. Our focus is on: service to the program, outside training, growth over time, and skill achievement. Our honors music certificate program is open to instrumental and vocal students in grades 6-12 who have a desire to develop their ability to be a leader and to become the best student performers they can possibly be.  Students will be involved in a rigorous program that  both pushes and encourages students to achieve at their highest level.  At the completion of the four-year program, students will earn a certificate and graduation cords to showcase their achievement. 

The Music Certificate Award Program is open to all Clarkston Community Schools music students, and out-of-district students who meet admission requirements. Learn more about Fine Arts at Clarkston Community Schools. For more information about the Honors Music Certificate Program, email clarkstonmusic@clarkston.k12.mi.us.

Learn More About the Honors Music Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

ENROLLment is now closed

Applications were taken Monday, April 22, 2019 to Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 3pm. 

WHAT HAPPENS Next?

If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. Please visit the enrollment area for enrollment forms and to book an appointment.

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open-enrollment program.

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Career Immersion Pathways

Entering Grades 8-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About Career Immersion Pathways

Students are immersed in real-world experiences in career pathways and earn a Career Diploma endorsement at graduation in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Education, or Marketing. Learn More

Admission Requirements

ENROLLment is now closed

Applications were taken Monday, April 22, 2019 to Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 3pm.  

WHAT HAPPENS Next?

If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. Please visit the enrollment area for enrollment forms and to book an appointment.

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open-enrollment program.

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Online & Blended Program

Entering Grades K-12

About Online & Blended Learning

Students in grades K-12 may choose from full online schooling or a blended schedule (in school and online). Under this plan, students that reside outside of district boundaries are now eligible to apply for the Online or Blended Programs. Email bipambid@clarkston.k12.mi.us for more information.

Online & Blended Program Overview

 

Admission Requirements

enrollment is now closed.

Online & Blended Learning Program is no closed.  Applications were available until Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3pm. 

What happens now?

 f your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified regarding enrollment with the district. 

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open-enrollment program.

A CHS IB student wears goggles and holds a petri dish in IB Bio.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Entering Grades 11-12

About the IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university program that demands the best from both motivated students and teachers. The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programmes focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language. This sophisticated two-year curriculum covers a wide range of academic subjects and its graduates are welcomed by the world’s leading universities. Learn more.

Admission Requirements

ENROLLMent is now closed.

Applications were available from
Monday, April 22, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019 at 3pm. Program open to Oakland County and Contiguous County residents.

WHAT HAPPENS Next?

Applicants must complete both the School of Choice application and program application. If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. Please visit the enrollment area for enrollment forms and to book an appointment.

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open-enrollment program.

Clarkston Construction Tech Program students stand arm in arm at a skills competition. 

Clarkston Construction Technology Program

Entering Grades 6-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About Clarkston Construction Tech

A hands-on STEAM & construction tech curriculum that leads to careers in the skilled trades, construction management, and everything in between. Learn more.

Admission Requirements

ENROLLMENT IS NOW CLOSED

Applications were taken Monday, June 17 through Tuesday, July 16 at 3pm.

WHAT HAPPENS Next?

 If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. Please visit the enrollment area for enrollment forms and to book an appointment.

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open-enrollment program.

Clarkston CSMTech Students stand beside an experiment they created.

CSMTech Academy Program

Entering Grades 9-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About CSMTech

CSMTech was founded in 1994, and now enjoys more than 20 years of growth and development. It is a science, mathematics and technology academy (STEM program), where learning is celebrated! It is an integrated program with acceleration within the courses. Students learn technology tools in 9th and 10th grades which carry them through the four-year program. Math and the sciences are taught in an integrated curriculum, demonstrating real world applications and connections. Students who attend this program are excited about math and science and love the atmosphere, that "learning is cool." Learn more.

Admission Requirements

EnrollMENT is now closed

Applications were taken Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to Monday, May 20, 2019 until 3pm. 

What happens now?

 If your child is accepted into the program, you will be notified and must make an appointment to enroll him or her with the district. Please visit the enrollment area for enrollment forms and to book an appointment.

If you fail to complete the new student enrollment process within the timeline provided, your child will be automatically dropped from the open enrollment program.

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Open-enrollment placement will be determined on a space-available, program-by-program basis. Each participating open-enrollment program may choose whether or not to accept students for the next school year. Discipline and other considerations are factors in granting open enrollment requests. Denied candidates may re-submit a request at the next open enrollment application period. Parents of open-enrollment students are responsible for transportation to and from school.