Harbor Springs Public Schools participates in the Schools of Choice and Tuition-Based Enrollment programs for students who reside outside of Harbor Springs Public Schools but within the Char-Em ISD. Each spring, the Board of Education sets the number of openings for each program at each grade level. For more information, click on the information below.
Schools of Choice
Schools of Choice is open to students in grades K-4 (spaces vary by grade level) who reside outside of HSPS but within the boundaries of the Char-Em ISD. There is no cost to be a SOC student. An application must be completed and submitted by June 30. Once accepted as an SOC student, a student is considered an SOC through graduation and attends tuition-free as long as residence is maintained in the ISD or there is no break in enrollment status.
Tuition-Based Enrollment (TBE) is open to students in grades 5-12 (spaces vary by grade level) who reside outside of HSPS but within the boundaries of the Char-Em ISD. There is a tuition fee charged on an annual basis ($5,000 for the 2022-23 school year). A Tuition Agreement Form must be completed and submitted by August 1. Tuition-Based Agreements are valid for one school year and subject to renewal each year. Students must meet the terms of the agreement to be eligible and remain eligible for TBE.