School of Choice

April 17, 2017

The Fitzgerald Public Schools is honored to have the opportunity to expand our district’s very successful Schools of Choice Program for the 2017-2018 School Year.  As you are well aware, FPS prides itself on helping our students achieve in the classroom and beyond.  As stated in our mission:

Fitzgerald Public Schools…in partnership with parents and the community will advance the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of all students while providing a relevant, rigorous and engaging education.

As superintendent, I encourage you to explore the wonderful opportunities that exist for your child’s future here in Fitzgerald Public Schools. With great pride, I would like to share the accomplishments of our students and staff.  Fitzgerald High School has twice earned Reward School Status as designated by the Michigan Department of Education.   FHS is also recognized for achieving consecutive years of continued growth in all areas on the State of Michigan Assessments as well as earning a place on the prestigious AP Honor Roll through College Board.  Fitzgerald Public School’s elementary and middle school programs continuously earn high rankings for student success in multiple academic areas.

Our district’s school buildings are equipped with state of the art instructional technology for staff and students to excel in learning opportunities. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the district will begin an ambitious student instruction technology plan that will equip every student in the district with a personal learning device throughout the school day. FPS prides our self on creating and maintaining the safest and most advanced educational environment possible to ensure that all students, families, and staff are comfortable and prepared to succeed.

These accomplishments are the result of a strong partnership between our families, the district and the community.  Our Board of Education, administrative team and staff are dedicated to supporting student success in school and preparing each student for success beyond graduation.

Fitzgerald High School will be hosting our annual Specialized Programs Open House on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6-7:00 p.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity for families to become acquainted with our school, meet staff and discover what we can do for your student.  Following the FHS Open House, enrollment documents will be available.  The table below identifies our 2017-2018 Schools of Choice options by county and grade level. If I can assist you further, please contact me at 586.757.1750.


Barbara VanSweden
Superintendent of Schools

                                                          FITZGERALD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                ENROLLMENT OPTIONS


KINDERGARTEN – 8th Unlimited Openings Available April 17  – Sept. 8, 2017
9th – 12th Limited Openings Available April 17 – May 19, 2017
KINDERGARTEN – 2nd Unlimited Openings Available April 17  – Sept. 8, 2017
9th – 12th Limited Openings Available April 17 – May 19, 2017
SIBLINGS Siblings of accepted 9-12th graders are eligible in grades K-8. April 17 – May 19, 2017