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Applications for the 2017-2018 Great Start Readiness Program
will be available for pickup in the Student Services office beginning Monday, May 8, 2017.
Applications will also be available to download here on that date.
The GSRP program is for preschool age children who may be at increased risk of school difficulties.
It is a no or low cost program, available to qualified children residing in the Avondale School District who will be 4 years old before September 1, 2017.
Applications for the 2017-2018 Great Start Readiness Program will be available for pick or download on Monday, May 8, 2017.
Avondale will only accept COMPLETED applications in the STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE during
regular office hours or by appointment if you are unable to come in during regular office hours.
Click here for the application form for FREE Preschool. (available after May 8, 2017)
*Enrollment based on eligibility
Basic Income Guidelines for Great Start Readiness Program
and Head Start
does not guarantee placement for your child, the following information may help
you understand the different opportunities for your child.
Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program
(GSRP) use the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for their income eligibility
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017-2018 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4- year olds.
· For Families at or below 100%
· Classrooms located in public
schools and other community sites in Oakland County.
(Avondale does not host any Head Start sites within the district but more information on this county-wide program can be found by clicking HERE)
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
· State-funded pre-kindergarten
for 4-year olds.
· For families at 101% to 250% of
poverty, plus other non-income factors that may prioritize placement.
· Classrooms located in public
schools and childcare centers.
For more information click HERE
2017-2018 Avondale School District GSRP Acceptance
Families with lowest incomes are placed first. Students with family incomes at
100% FPL or lower who qualify and are referred to Head Start. If they prefer
the Great Start Readiness Program, the parent/guardian must sign a Head Start Waiver, which Avondale will provide.
within the Avondale School District attendance area and are 4 years old by
September 1, 2017 shall have preference through September 9, 2017.
with school of choice siblings who qualify (under 250% FPL) will be considered
beginning September 9, 2017. The student must be 4 years old by September 1,
2016 and the family must reside in Oakland County.
Students with incomes over 250% FPL may not be admitted until the Monday,
September 12, 2017.
from neighboring Oakland County Districts may be considered for enrollment
beginning Monday, September 12, 2017. The student must be 4 years old by
September 1, 2017.
Students with an IEP recommending inclusive placement, who are 4 years old by
September 1 ,2017 may be considered for placement in GSRP in consultation with
the child’s caseload teacher and the Director of Special Ed. Foster care and
Homeless students and students with more risk factors will be placed
first. Low income is not a necessary
consideration or a requirement for these students.
of Application to GSRP
Upon submission of a completed application for your child to attend GSRP in Avondale School District for the 2017-2018 school year,
you will be asked to sign an acknowledgment of Application which states the following:
- You may not
find out if your child has been admitted into the GSRP until at least July 1,
2017 and maybe not until as late as September 15, 2017
to GSRP is NOT on a first come, first served basis and even if your application
is submitted early in the year, other children with more risk factors and/or
lower family income whose applications were received later may be admitted into
GSRP before my child
- We will attempt to give you an idea of the chance of being admitted to this program based on
prior years’ experiences, children from families with income levels and risk
factors similar to your families.