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Welcome to Anchor Bay School District!

     We are a district of approximately 5,500 students that includes 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, an alternative high school, and a wide variety of early childhood programs.

     We are proud of the high levels of achievement of our students. Our elementary, middle, and high school students continually perform above the county and state averages on the M-STEP, MME, and SAT assessments. In collaboration with our parents, we strive to provide high-quality education that meets the needs of all of our students.

Anchor Bay Offers Three Options for Kindergarten-Age Students

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  • A full-day program option
  • Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year in which they plan on attending Kindergarten.
  • Curriculum is based on the Michigan Standards for Kindergarten.

Half-Day Kindergarten

  • A half-day program option
  • Curriculum is based on the Michigan Standards for Kindergarten.
  • Students continue on to Kindergarten or 1st Grade the following year based on progress.

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  • Young Fives is a full day program.
  • Designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1st and December 1st 
  • Gives children an extra year before attending Kindergarten
  • The Young Fives curriculum is based on the Michigan Standards for Kindergarten modified to meet the foundational academic, social/emotional, and developmental needs for younger children.
  • Students will enter Kindergarten the following school year.
  • Location is determined by enrollment.

External LinkSchools of Choice is open to all of these programs. Click here for Schools of Choice applications and information.


Schools of Choice

Application Period for the 2021-22 School Year is Closed.



Ways to Enroll for the 2021-2022 School Year 

Packets are available online, can be picked up, or can be mailed: 

Can't print the packet at home, pick one up at a school office or call to Central Admin at (586) 725-2861 to have an enrollment packet mailed to you along with a return envelope!  The Central Admin phone line is monitored daily. Make sure to leave a detailed message and contact information. 

Return packets by email: enrollment@abs.misd.net

Return packets by fax: 

Parents can fax their packets to (586) 727-9059. 

Return packets by mail or drop off (M-F, 8-4:30pm):

Anchor Bay School District
Enrollment Office
5201 County Line Rd. Suite 100
Casco, MI 48064


Administration Building
5201 County Line Road
Casco, Michigan 48064
Phone: 586-725-2861
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Student Enrollment

The following forms are available for your convenience to view, print, and complete to expedite the enrollment process. You may bring the completed forms to your child’s school or the district central office. Each school also has all forms necessary for registration in their offices.

Registration packets are available at each school. If you are unsure of the school you will attend, or have other questions related to student enrollment, call our Central Administration Office at 586-725-2861. 

Please have the following with you at the time of your registration. Registration is done at the school which your child(ren) will be attending. Please contact the school to make an appointment or to get more information.

  • Original Certified Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Parent/Guardian Identification (Driver’s License)
  • Proof of Residency:  Two pieces of proof are required.  Each piece must have parent/guardian name, address and must be current (current or previous month).  Proof may be a purchase agreement, mortgage statement, property tax statement or utility bills.
  • Student’s most recent report card or transcript
  • Discipline record from prior school
  • Current IEP (Special Education only) or 504 plan
  • Kindergarten only: Vision and Hearing Screening report
  • Completed enrollment forms. Buildings will have copies available if you are unable to access them online.