Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 3 students at the wohs and 1 student at woodside on 12/17/21. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard and the COVID-19 Prevention Strategies.


Welcome to West Ottawa Public Schools. We are so pleased to have you and your child join our school family. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, honoring diversity, and delivering quality and challenging programs for your child. Most of all, our staff has a heart for your child, and we are dedicated to meeting his/her needs as an individual learner.

To learn more about our Kindergarten programs, please visit our Kinder Showcase webpage.



West Ottawa Virtual Academy

West Ottawa Public Schools is pleased to offer a new virtual learning option called West Ottawa Virtual Academy beginning fall 2021. WOVA will be a blended virtual school providing a customized experience for families selecting the online learning environment. WOVA students will also be able to participate in face to face music courses, district extracurricular activities, and athletics.  To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click on the “Learn More” button.


'21-22 Preschool

Enrollment packets for 2021-2022 WOW preschool programs will be available online beginning January 26, 2021, and will be accepted until February 12, 2021.  Applications for GSRP can be completed online through Help Me Grow Ottawa.


New K-12 Students

Online registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open. Please complete our online registration and select “21-22 Next School Year” from the drop-down menu when asked to select the school year for which you are enrolling.

To enroll for the current school year, please select “20-21 Current School Year” from the drop-down.

Click here to learn more about School of Choice.


School of Choice

WOPS is proud to offer School of Choice. If you are a student from an outside district and wish to enroll, please click on the link to learn more about School of Choice.

Dual enrollment has given our students a head start in becoming college ready. Experiencing a college course first hand, without a large financial risk, is the perfect way for our kids to get their feet wet in the college setting. West Ottawa has been able to send many students to their first year of college with enough credits to start as a sophomore!
Lacy Otteman, WOHS guidance counselor