Bus update for the week of March 1. Service suspended for: #5 – Pine Ridge, #5 – Central Middle/Central High, #6 – Northern Trails, #6 – Northern Middle/Northern High, #74 Knapp Forest, #74 – Eastern Middle/Eastern High, #75 – Central Woodlands, #75 – Central Middle/Central High. Service resumes for: #40 – Northern Trails, #40 – Northern Middle/Northern High, #65 – Thornapple, #65 – Central Middle/Central High, #72 – Knapp Forest, #72 – Eastern Middle/Eastern High, #93 – Pine Ridge, #93 – Northern Middle/Northern High.
A letter will be mailed in early March to all fourth grade families in the Forest Hills Public Schools. This letter will explain the nomination/selection process and will include an online parent/guardian nomination form to submit if your student is interested.
Nominating a Student
If you would like to nominate your student, complete the online Parent Nomination/Evaluation Form which will be open from March 1, 2021 until March 19, 2021.
Forms must be submitted online or to Goodwillie Environmental School, 8400 2 Mile NE, Ada, MI 49301 by Friday, March 19, 2021.
How are students selected?
Students are selected using the following:
- Student must be entering 5th Grade
- Parent Nomination/Evaluation
- Teacher Evaluation
- Student Self-Evaluation
- Student Interview
- Student Ecological Survey
- Students scoring 80 percent or higher will be placed in a lottery and 52 names will be drawn from this pool to make up the incoming 5th grade class.
The Goodwillie selection letters will be mailed to families in June.
According to FHPS Board Policy, to be eligible for admission, students must be enrolled by January 31 of their fourth grade year.
As GES is a district-wide magnet school, at the end of the two-year program, students will return to the middle school that corresponds with the current elementary school they are attending.
Please read through our FAQ’s, and if you have any further questions, please call Goodwillie at (616) 493-8633.