Open Enrollment

Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties

Grades (K‑12)

Laptop or iPad for
every student

Put a laptop or iPad in every student’s hands and discover how learning can reach far beyond the traditional classroom.

Hazel Park Schools has done just that, and more, with the HPS One to One Program — meaning one student to one device. With nearly 4,000 Chromebooks and iPads, having such a device to research, e-mail a teacher or complete a homework assignment both motivates and empowers students from kindergarten to the 12th grade — allowing them to learn at their own, individual pace.

Smart, Interactive Classrooms

Our new smart, interactive learning environment is equipped with innovations, such as interactive projectors, an all-new wired and wireless network for high-speed Internet access throughout the district, an advanced fiber-optic network to support bandwidth intense applications, a new video distribution system, new audio systems, Google accounts for every student with unlimited storage and more.

Laser Focus on Education

We’re creating a college-going culture, starting as early as kindergarten. And as we talk to our students about their futures, we also provide the tools they’ll need to help make their dreams come true. From the gifted to those with special needs, our teaching team wants every student to achieve academic success. We’ve designed special programs to help students who struggle with reading or math, and offer free tutoring for all students at every grade level.

Teaching is our top priority, and we just keep getting better at providing our students a quality education – the most important life investment they will ever make.

Aggressive College Advisors

By 2018, 62 percent of jobs in Michigan will require education beyond high school, but currently only 36.8 percent of Michigan adults, ages 25-64, hold an Associate degree or higher. Given these statistics, our full-time college advisors are on a mission: leverage their continuous training and relationships with recruiters to give every Hazel Park student a place to learn and grow after graduation.

How do they do it? The advisors start at the beginning of each school year, meeting one-on-one with juniors and seniors to help them find colleges, universities or trade schools that best meet their goals and needs, using an approach called Match & Fit. Then the advisors aggressively help students find potential scholarships and grants, complete financial aid forms, fill out admissions applications, arrange for college/university tours, and introduce students to recruiters.

And when they’re not talking to upperclassmen, they’re “planting the seeds” with the rest of the student body to motivate and inspire, working tirelessly to help every student find a path to success.

Extracurricular Activities
and Free Athletic Programs

We believe in the whole student, so while other districts discontinue programs, we offer 60 different after-school activities and competitive sports programs at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. And for the student athlete...well, everyone plays for free. Yes, FREE! Hazel Park High School has a proud tradition of excellence in athletics — for over 80 years the Vikings have proudly competed in thousands of competitions all over Michigan. And our brand new athletic complex is the envy of most school districts!

Caring Teaching Staff and
a Safe Family Environment

Many of our teachers, administrators and support staff members are graduates of Hazel Park High School, or have children or grandchildren that attend the schools. Some are current residents, as well. There’s a unique bond between our teachers, staff and students that gives each school the feeling of a family environment. The students’ success is a reflection of this, and also of the commitment and dedication of the teaching staff and administrators.

The safety of every student is something the administration takes very seriously as new security systems and procedures have been installed throughout the district, with a full-time, on-site police liaison in each of our schools.

Be A Part Of It!
Promise Zone

Tuition-free Path to an Associate Degree

At Hazel Park Schools, we believe strongly in the power of higher education to open doors for our students' future successes. The Promise scholarship program works to help Hazel Park resident students and families remove funding as a barrier to a college education by guaranteeing, at minimum, an Associate degree with all tuition and fees taken care of. These funds can be used at any accredited trade school, community college, college or university in the state of Michigan. Promise Zone Scholars may qualify to receive other merit-based scholarships as well.

For more information about the Promise Zone,
go to www.hazelparkpromise.com.

Upcoming Events

KEY DATES FOR THE
2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

HAPPENING NOW

Enrollment for 2015-16 School Year

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

First Day of School

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Fall Enrollment Period Ends

F.A.Q.

( FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS )

A: You can enroll your school-age student(s) online now at www.enrollHPS.com or call us at (248) 658-5205. and we’ll do the work for you. The formal enrollment period for the 2015-16 school year ends September 10th.

A: Call us at (248) 658-5205. or go to www.enrollhps.com/enroll and complete the enrollment forms. Once you submit the form with your information, we will call you within 1 to 2 days.

A: No. There’s no cost to enroll.

A: You will need the following documents to determine eligibility:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate or 2014 tax return.
  • A copy of your lease or mortgage and a gas or electric bill in family name.
  • Child's shot record (must be up to date on shots before starting school).

A: No. Just make sure all contact information is current for each new school year.

A: We will not accept students who have been suspended for misbehavior.

A: Hazel Park Schools offers a free all-day preschool program called Hazel Park GSRP (Great Start Readiness Program) for children age 4 on or before October 1, 2015 and living in Oakland or ANY out-of-district county.

GSRP offers:

  • State Certified teachers with specialized training in Early Childhood Education
  • Research based curriculum and child assessment
  • Well equipped/child centered classrooms
  • All-day sessions
  • Classes located in our newly established Early Childhood Center
  • Free for most families

Now enrolling for the 2015-16 School Year, there are limited spaces available. Call Mary Pirkola now at (248) 658-5530 to see if you qualify. Exact dates and times to be announced. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Before and after child care also available for a fee.

Contact Us

HAZEL PARK SCHOOLS
1620 E. Elza, Hazel Park, MI 48030
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For answers to any Enrollment questions, reach out to us by sending us an e-mail, using the provided form, or call (248) 658-5205.