How many students attend Innovation High?
Each year we enroll 100 ninth graders. At full capacity we will have 400 students.
How do students enroll?
Interested students and families need to meet with their school guidance office. The guidance staff goes through their district's process for filling their allotted slots and enrolling students (this is done differently at each district). See more on our Enrollment page .
How many slots are available in my district?
See our Enrollment page for a breakdown of slots by district.
Who can enroll?
We enroll 9th grade students from across Kent ISD. Students come from local districts, charter schools and home school students. The student application/acceptance process was developed so that the student population represents the socioeconomic and ethnic composition of our region.
What kinds of students can enroll?
We accept all kinds of students, from gifted and talented to special education students. Regardless of grade point, all students have the potential to be successful using our unique method of teaching and learning.
Can a student enroll after 9th grade?
Each year there may be a few spots available in upper grades. These slots open up if students move out of the district or return to their home school.
When is enrollment open?
Enrollment is open in the spring of each year. See our Enrollment page for more information.
Are students at Innovation High all day?
Students spend the first two-thirds of their day at Innovation High.
Which classes do students take?
Students take math, science, social studies and English at Innovation High. They return to their home district for lunch and electives.
Where is the school located?
The school is located in a redesigned wing of the Kent Career Tech Center (on the East Beltine, north of Leonard) as a separate facility.
Is transportation provided?
Yes, bussing is provided. Students ride the busses used to transport students to and from Kent Career Tech Center (KCTC). If a district does not run a KCTC bus on a particular day (half day, snow day, etc.) students are not expected to attend Innovation High that day.
Can students participate in extra-curricular activities?
Students are able to participate in extra-curricular activities at their home high school.
Do students get report cards?
At the end of each semester, letter grades are provided to each student's home district who then sends a single report card with grades from the home high school and Innovation High. If a student's home high school operates on Trimesters, they may report first semester grades at the end of their second trimester and second semester grades at the end of the third trimester.
Do students participate in state/standardized testing?
State tests such as the MME (Michigan Merit Exam) are given at the home district.
When students graduate, are their diplomas from Innovation High?
No, students receive diplomas from their home high school.
What happens if a student enrolls in Innovation High, but is not a good fit?
Students are encouraged to finish the school year at Innovation High. However, students may be able to return to their home high school and adopt a full time schedule at the discretion of their district.
How is discipline handled?
If a discipline issue arises, Innovation High will contact the home district. Our students are accountable in both of their school settings. We honor suspensions given out by the home district and will inform the district if a student receives a suspension from Innovation high.