Penn-Harris-Madison is pleased to be able to offer enrollment to non-resident students on a limited basis.
Families who live in neighboring school districts are excited about the opportunity for their children to attend a P-H-M school and get an excellent education!
welcomed to the district in 2016!
The window to apply for 2017-18 non-resident enrollment is now OPEN from February 21 through March 10, 2017.
For the coming 2017-18 school year, P-H-M will ONLY be accepting applications for children who will be entering kindergarten (must be age 5 before September 1, 2017) or second grade in the 2017- 2018 school year.
To apply, if your student meets the grade criteria, please click here to fill out the online Non-resident Application.
In addition, P-H-M will ONLY be accepting seven applications EACH for first and third grade. These spots are ONLY open at Madison Elementary School. We will not be accepting first and third grade applications for any other P-H-M school this coming school year.
If you are interested in applying for either a first grade or third grade opening at Madison Elementary ONLY, please click here to fill out the online Madison Non-resident Application.
To request a paper copy of the application, please contact the Learning Division at 574-259-7941 or visit the Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka IN 46545 between 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday).
Applications will only be accepted from February 21 - March 10, 2017 and will be considered in accordance with P-H-M Policy 5111 and Indiana Code 20-26-11-32. There is no first-come, first-served advantage.
If P-H-M receives more applications than we can place, a lottery will be held. Pursuant to Indiana Code 20-26-11-32(j), applications may be denied if, during the twelve (12) months preceding the submission of the application, the student has been suspended for ten (10) or more school days, or suspended or expelled for (1) possession of a firearm, deadly weapon, or a device; (2) causing physical injury to a student, a school employee, or a visitor to the school; or (3) a violation of the school corporation's drug or alcohol rules. For purposes of computing the number of days of suspension, student discipline received from a teacher pursuant to Indiana Code 20-33-8-25(b)(7) shall be included in the calculation of the number of school days the student has been suspended.
Parents will be notified in writing of their students’ acceptance and placement by the end of May 2017
*Please note that an offer to enroll a non-resident student may be withdrawn if the parent fails to complete the student registration process before June 7, 2017.
Additional notes about non-resident eligibility:
Applications will be accepted only for those grade levels with posted openings and only within the stated application timeframe.
Applicants must further meet these two requirements:
The family must reside within the state of Indiana (Michigan residents are not eligible)
To be considered for a kindergarten opening, the child must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2017.
Resident students attending a P-H-M school who subsequently move outside the district are approved to continue in attendance as non-residents without participating in the public application process. It is necessary to complete this form initially and then to submit an “Intent to Continue” form each year thereafter.
A non-resident student whose behavior violates the student code of conduct and results in formal disciplinary action, may be denied the option to return the following year.
Here are the most common questions associated with non-resident enrollment:
Are non-residents charged an application fee or tuition costs?
There is no tuition or additional expense for our non-resident students. Those families may expect to pay for the same things our resident families pay for such as lunch and textbook rental fees. And non-resident families are eligible to apply for the same types of financial assistance as resident families; for example, the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program and the Textbook Assistance program.
Is bus transportation provided for students who live outside the district?
We do not currently provide school bus service outside our district. Many of our non-resident students are driven to and from school by parents, while others have arranged car pools. Kids Club, P-H-M’s before- and after-school childcare program is available at ten of our eleven elementary schools and is a big help to parents whose children are not bus riders.
Once enrolled, must non-residents reapply each year thereafter?
Each year we ask our non-resident students to complete the "Intent to Continue" form. It is our hope that our non-resident students will remain at P-H-M for their entire public education. We base our staffing on the expectation that non-resident students will move with their classmates from elementary to middle to high school.