Enrollment Information

The open enrollment period is closed. Applications received now will be added to the waiting list on a first come, first served basis. This application is only for students who are new to GRCDC. Please see the open enrollment process details below for more information. 

If you are interested in applying for the current school year, 2019-2020, please fill out the online enrollment application and call the school office at 616.459.0330 to check for roster availability.

Process of Open Enrollment details:

  • Fill out the online Application for Enrollment (found below)
  • Arrange a time to come to the school office to bring in the additional required enrollment paperwork. The office accepts enrollment paperwork Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM during the school year.
  • During the summer months of June, July, and August, you must make an appointment to bring in your additional enrollment paperwork.  Email the Executive Director, Lisa Heyne at heynel@childdiscoverycenter.org or leave a voicemail at 616-459-0330
  • During the Open Enrollment period, once you have turned in the Application for Enrollment and all the required paperwork, your application will be considered complete and your student will be eligible to be part of the lottery. Applications submitted after the Open Enrollment period will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as long as there is room on the class roster. 

Lottery Information: 

  • If a grade level has more enrollment applicants than we have seats available, we will hold a lottery in early February
  • Current enrollees, staff members’ children and siblings of current enrollee's are placed first
  • After that, the lottery is random. The lottery continues until all names have been called in order to give applicants a spot on the waitlist
  • Applicants are called off the waitlist in a rolling manner- as soon as there is a spot, they are called and families will have a limited amount of time to accept their spot.
  • After the lottery through to the beginning of the new school year, we continue to accept applicants. These applicants are placed on a class list immediately if there is space, or on the next spot on the waitlist if there is not.
  • At times, we accept mid-year transfers.  Call the office at 616-459-0330 for more information.  

Please review the form below and make sure you have all the information ready before starting.  The application will take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Application For Enrollment

Student Basic Information

Student's Birth Date

Parent/Guardian Information

Legal Parent/Guardian

Parent/Guardian Rights

Is this parent a member of the Armed Forces on Active Duty?

Legal Parent/Guardian #2

Is there another legal parent/guardian?


FYI: Most school communications will come via email

Is this parent a member of the Armed Forces on Active Duty?

Student Background



Emergency Contacts

Please list at least one emergency contact

Language Information

State Board of Education Approved Home Language Survey*

The Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center is collecting information regarding the language background of each
of its students. This information will be used by the district to determine the number of children who should be
provided bilingual instruction according to Sections 380.1151 - 380.1158 of the School Code of 1976, Michigan's
Bilingual Education Law. Would you please help by providing the following information?

Thank you very much
for your cooperation.



1 "Primary language" means "dominant language used by a person for communication."

* Translation of the questions in this section in Spanish, Arabic, French, Italian, and Ojibwa is available at the Office of Field Service

Home Information

McKinney-Vento Questionnaire

Where is the student currently living? (select one)

In permanent housingIn a shelterIn transitional housingAwaiting foster care placement or within first 6 months of foster placementIn a hotel/motelWith another family or person because of loss of housing or economic hardshipIn a car, park, camper, abandoned building, etc. (unsheltered)Other temporary living situation

Race & Ethnicity Information

Please answer both parts A and B

Part A. Is this student Hispanic/Latino? (check only one)

Part A of the question is about ethnicity, not race. Regardless of what you selected in Part A, please answer Part B by marking one or more boxes to indicate what you consider your student’s (or your) race to be.

Part B. What is the student’s race? (Choose one or more)

NOTE: Both parts A and B must be completed. We encourage you to select an answer for both parts. If either part (A or B) is not answered, the U.S. Department of Education requires the school district to supply an answer on your behalf.

Thank you for completing the enrollment application for the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center. Please review your answers and ensure all responses are answered to the best of your knowledge. When you have done so please click the button below.