Kent ISD offers a range of programs and resources for students including career exploration and training, early college, online high school courses and much more.
High School Programs
Kent Career Tech Center Get ready to experience an entirely different way of learning. We offer real life, real learning in 20+ programs with free college credit, all taught by teachers who have worked in that field. By integrating the learning environment with real-world applications, we arm students with knowledge and experience they can apply directly to college and career. The Tech Center
Kent Transition Center Kent Transition Center is a unique high school program offering hands-on learning and career exploration. The program helps at-risk students or those with special needs learn what it means to be successful employees and gain valuable skills they can use at work and in life. Kent Transition Center
Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Oral Deaf The Oral Deaf Program provides specialized instruction, in order to develop skills in listening and spoken language, so that every student may fully participate in academic and social opportunities within their school and community.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Total Communication The Total Communication Program provides access and instruction in American Sign Language, spoken English, or a combination of both to ensure that every deaf and hard of hearing student develops a full language and can gain meaningful education.
Empower U Empower U, in partnership with our community, provides specialized instruction and opportunities specific to employment and independent living skills necessary for young adults to live a purposeful and productive life.
KEC Oakleigh KEC Oakleigh serves students K-8 who have significant emotional impairments and persistent behavioral concerns.
Lincoln Developmental Center We educate students with complex needs by providing specialized instruction specific to the communication, academic, adaptive behavior, mobility, and adult living skills required to develop independence.
Lincoln School Lincoln School serves students with special needs from Kindergarten through age 26. Students at Lincoln School have moderate to severe cognitive impairments, are severely multiply impaired, or have autism.
Early Childhood Programs
Free Preschool for qualifying families through Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) We provide free preschool to four-year-olds in Kent County. Click here for more information on free pre-school options for your child. More...
Help for Your Baby from Early On We provide developmental evaluations and in-home early interventions for children with developmental delays and medical conditions. We serve babies from birth to 3 years old. More...
GED, Career Technical Education, English Language We help adults build brighter futures by helping them get their high school equivalency (GED), gain English Language and through Career and Technical Education (CTE). There are multiple with morning, afternoon and evening sessions to meet the needs of students and their work and family schedules. Adult Education
More Great Opportunities for Students
Students in grades 3-8 can compete in school, then regional spelling bees, culminating in The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee. This is a Regional bee affiliated with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winner wins a trip to compete in the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Spelling bees help students improve their spelling, expand their vocabularies, learn language concepts, and develop correct English usage, plus composure under the spotlight, which will help them all of their lives.