FAQ

Why is Marquette Area Public Schools using online registration for Kindergarten?
Online student registration allows parents to begin the registration process for Kindergarten using any device connected to the Internet, any day of the week, and any time of day.
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How does online registration work?
Families can access the link to online registration from the home page of our website by clicking on Elementary Registration.
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What kindergarten programs are being offered?
The Marquette Area Public Schools provides all day, every day kindergarten, all day, every day junior kindergarten, and half day junior kindergarten.
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What is the minimum age requirement for entering kindergarten?
According to Michigan Law (MCL 380.1147) Children are required to be five years old on or before December 1 of the school calendar year in which the child attends school.
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What is the difference between the kindergarten and junior kindergarten program?
The junior kindergarten program was developed to give younger children more time to develop socially, emotionally and academically before entering kindergarten.
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What transportation is provided?
The District provides transportation for kindergarten students enrolled all day who live outside the kindergarten walk area and attend the school that serves their neighborhood.
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What curriculum is used in kindergarten?
The kindergarten program is an all-day structured program taught by certified teachers that follows the Common Core State Standards for language arts and mathematics
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What are the elementary start and end times?
All four of our elementary buildings have the same start and end times as follows:
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How does the lunch process work?
Students in all day kindergarten attend lunch supervised by school staff, just as students in grades 1-5.
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How does transportation to kindergarten work?
Bus transportation is available for children in the school’s attendance area who live outside the kindergarten walk area.
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What if I want to enroll my child in an elementary outside my boundary?
If you wish your child to attend another elementary school within the School District, you need to submit a completed In-District Transfer Request form by May 14.
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Open-enrollment (non-resident students)
If you are a non-resident family wishing to enroll your student in Marquette Area Public Schools, you must submit a completed School of Choice Application by September 3, 2021.
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Before and after school childcare
Please use this link for information about the Before and After Program for the 2021-2022 School Year
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Cherry Creek Elementary School
1111 Ortman Road
Marquette MI 49855
cherrycreek@mapsnet.org

(906)225-4399

Graveraet Elementary School
611 North Front Street
Marquette MI 49855
graveraet@mapsnet.org

(906)225-4210

Sandy Knoll Elementary School
401 North Sixth Street
Marquette MI 49855
sandyknoll@mapsnet.org

(906)225-4281

Superior Hills Elementary School
1201 South McClellan Avenue
Marquette MI 49855
superiorhills@mapsnet.org

(906)225-4295

Central Office
1201 West Fair Avenue
Marquette MI 49855
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(906)225-4200