Avondale School District Is Your School of Choice
Avondale School District is a friendly, welcoming community comprised of teachers, staff, and families that work together to ensure student success. We are proud to offer quality elementary, middle, and high school options for students K-12th grade, featuring comprehensive curriculum and a culture of collaboration. Our district is comprised of parts of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Rochester Hills, and Troy, and we celebrate a student population that is rick in diversity, interests, and strengths. We believe that teaching and learning go beyond the textbook and classroom and should be designed to challenge students at every level through various activities and our varied curriculum. Whether you live in-district or out-of-district, make Avondale School District your school of choice!
In-District Enrollment –
Are you a new resident to the Avondale School District or is your child ready to start Kindergarten?
Visit our Pre-Enrollment portal for information on how to enroll!
You can also contact Annette McAvoy at 248-537-6025 if you have questions about the many learning and growth opportunities available to our Avondale students!
In-District Elementary Transfers
Current Avondale residents wishing to transfer their student to a different elementary school within the district can download information and a request form below.
To verify if your residence is located within the Avondale School District, visit our District Map page to view our district areas and school locations.
The following documents are required for all students (in-district and out-of-district):
- Child’s original birth certificate with raised seal
- Child’s official immunization record
- Proof of residency:
- Driver’s license of parent/legal guardian with current address OR U.S. Issued Military Identification OR Passport
- EITHER recent property tax or assessment statement (homeowner) OR current lease/rental agreement (renter)
- Current utility bill or verification of service.
Why Choose Avondale School District?
Real World Teaching & Learning
Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional strategy that affords students the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and life skills by working to investigate and respond to engaging and real-world questions, problems, or challenges. PBL is the on-going act of learning about different subject areas simultaneously. Interactive lessons and activities allow students to collaborate and partake in self-assessments of their learning, demonstrating their learning throughout the unit, not just at the end of a unit. We're proud to feature Project Based Learning throughout the Avondale School District at all grade levels.
Design Thinking is an approach to learning that uses specific techniques and mindsets to develop a student's creative confidence. Design Thinking is introduced to students using minds-on and hands-on "design challenges" organized around real-world problems. Working to identify these problems and generate solutions allows students to learn to frame their thinking around the mindsets of developing empathy, promoting a bias toward action, encouraging ideation, and working in a culture of thinking. Through the design thinking process, students learn to identify, address, and generate solutions to challenges they face in their everyday life, and see the value of successfully implementing these changes to impact their world.
Safe Learning Environment
We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students. This is achieved through strict security measures, proper building security, and our community of caring staff and parents that are dedicated to the safety of our students.
Student Support Services
Avondale School District provides a variety of support services to help students grow and thrive, including after-school homework clubs, ESL tutoring, Bridge Buddy Peer Mentoring Program, and more. Our student support services also include counseling, special education, and occupational and physical therapy.
Our academic curriculum is comprehensive, including Literature, Sciences, Mathematics, Business & Tech, Social Sciences, Physical Education, Performing & Applied Arts, and more. We pride ourselves on competitive academics, with the opportunity for students to find their niche.
Variety of Educational Options
In addition to our comprehensive curriculum, Avondale School District offers students the opportunity to get involved in a variety of activities that enhance their educational experience, including athletics, performing arts, clubs, and more. We also offer alternative schooling options outside of our traditional elementary, middle, and high schools!
Student Ownership of Learning
Avondale utilizes Project Based Learning and Design Thinking methodologies to allow students to become champions of their own learning. These powerful opportunities take students beyond the textbook, and help them develop critical thinking, problem solving, cooperative learning, and self-assessment skills that will serve them well into the future. Our goal is to help build a foundation for success, upon which each student can build their road to the future.
Developing responsible behavior in our students at a young age is the first step in helping them grow into responsible adults. We take this task seriously and solicit the support of parents on this important mission. A Student Behavior Contract is sent to all parents at the beginning of each school year and we encourage parents to review it with their children regularly and remind them that they are responsible for their behavior both in and out of school.
Avondale School District
Click below to learn more about each of the schools within our district. Our four elementary schools, middle school, high school, and alternative diploma and careers institute are all safe, well maintained, and ready to welcome you!
Early Learning Center
R. Grant Graham Elementary
Avondale Middle School
Avondale High School
GATE Magnet School
Diploma & Careers Institute
Avondale School of Choice & Enrollment Resources
Below you'll find all of the resources, forms, and applications necessary to complete your Avondale School District Enrollment. Review the available resources below for both in-district enrollment, as well as out-of-district school of choice enrollment to Avondale School District. If you have any questions about what you need to do to enroll in Avondale Schools, please do not hesitate to contact us – reference the contact information at the top of this page.