Students working in Ag Science class
Student at career fair
FFA at convention
FFA Student at convention
2019 Volleyball team
Student Bee Keeping Project Bees
Student Bee Keeping Project Honey
2019 Middle School Girls Basketball
2019 Boys Varsity Basketball Team
Girls Varsity Volleyball Team 2018
Countryside FFA students at Fair
Class of 2018 Graduates standing in hallway
Countryside Academy by the pond
Cheerleaders at game
Aerial Countryside Photo
2017 Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Expo


Thank you for considering Countryside Academy as your school of choice to educate your child!  To access our applications, please click on the appropriate icon.  This application can be completed online by using a cell phone, a tablet, or a computer.  You are also always welcome to come to our enrollment office and fill out an application in person. 
To be considered for enrollment into Countryside Academy:
  • You must have a child who is 5 years old or will be by September 1 of the school year for which you are applying
  • Provide a copy of your child's certified (state or court issued) birth certificate (MCL 380.1135)
  • Provide a copy of your child's up-to-date immunization records or waiver from the Berrien County Health Department (MCL 380.1177)
  • Provide proof of Michigan residency (a bill addressed to the parent/guardian showing you live in the state of Michigan)
  • Provide a copy of the parent/guardian photo ID
  • Young 5's/Kindergarten ONLY: A copy of your child's hearing/vision screening (MCL 333.9307)
  • Young 5's/Kindergarten ONLY: A copy of your child's dental/oral health assessment (MCL 333.9316)
  • If applicable: Custody or guardianship documentation
All required documentation can be photographed and emailed to [email protected]
Countryside Academy is a “school of choice”. Your child is not guaranteed admission. There are several factors which are considered when accepting students including, but not limited to: student disciplinary history and grade- level capacity. If a grade-level is “closed”, we have reached capacity in that grade level. Any accepted applications after this closure will be placed on a waiting-list. The waiting-list will be “opened” when the student count for that grade-level is not at capacity. When the waiting-list is opened, if at all, students will be chosen on a first-come, first- served basis with the exception of preference given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Click on the icon below to apply for 2024-25.

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Haga clic en el ícono a continuación para solicitar 2024-25.

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Why Countryside?


We welcome the opportunity to discuss your child's future at Countryside Academy.


For enrollment questions and information, please contact:

Hilary Furney by phone, 269-944-3319 ext. 106, or email [email protected]



GSRP Preschool
New this year - Free Preschool is being offered at Countryside Academy (Fall 2024-25)
Countryside Academy families have the opportunity to learn if they qualify for free preschool thanks to programs being offered in Berrien County through GSRP (Great Start Readiness Program) and Tri- County Head Start.
Let's find out if your family qualifies!
  • Child must be 4 years old by September 1
  • Child must live in Berrien County
  • Family must meet income eligibility (found on application)
Applications are currently available in-person only at the enrollment office. To be considered for enrollment into the GSRP Preschool Program, families must provide:
  • Legal Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Income (tax return, W-2, or two months of current pay stubs)
  • Proof of Residency
  • Immunizations
For more information contact: Berrien RESA at 269-471-7725, Countryside Academy at 269-944-5655 ext.310, or Tri-County Head Start at 1-800-792-0366.
This program complies with all federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements.  These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the MILEAP.
CTE Enrollment
Countryside also offers dual enrollment for Agricultural Science and Aviation Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes for families that attend other districts. Courses available are Ag. Science, Ag. Leadership, Zoology, Botany, and Introduction to Flight Aviation 1 & 2. Please speak with your home district's counselor to discuss dual enrollment with Countryside for advancement in CTE programs.