Registering/Transferring (In System) - What You Need to Know
REMEMBER - After you have completed the online forms, you MUST also go to the school to present certain documentation. Please read all instructions below carefully.
IMPORTANT - Parents wishing to enroll a student who has at some time in the past, been enrolled in a Shelby County School should contact the school BEFORE they complete the online forms.
Online vs. Paper Registration Forms
Shelby County Schools uses online registration forms. These online forms can be completed on any Internet-connected device, including smart phones*. Our online forms for returning students will allow parents to confirm or update information that we already have in our system, saving you time. Using the online forms will also mean that your visit to the school to provide proofs of residency and pay fees will take much less time. If you still prefer to use paper forms, please contact your school to ask how to obtain a registration packet.
*The online form website uses standard security encryption, but parents should know that using public Wi-Fi (such as that found in stores and restaurants) is not recommended.
Step 1 – Transfer Only - Check Residency & School Zone
If you are moving within Shelby County and wish to register your child for a school which is in a different zone than the school they attended in 2017-18, be sure to check that your new residence is zoned for that school before completing registration forms.
The Board of Education has established school attendance zones and students must attend school in the zone in which they reside with a parent or legal guardian.
You may view the school attendance areas by clicking the link below and looking for your street address. If you have a question regarding your specific residence and which school zone you are in, you may call Brent Copes at 205-682-7132 or email Mr. Copes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2 - Online Registration
Parents must log into SchoolMint using the login they created for the 17-18 school year. If a parent/guardian forgot or lost their username or password, use the link "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password?" located on the SchoolMint site to help retrieve the forgotten information. Note: Schools are not able to reset passwords. After three failed login attempts the account will be locked for 20 minutes.
Complete all of the online forms.
- Save your work before moving on to a new section
- Update, correct, delete, and add information, as necessary
- When you have finished all forms, SUBMIT
- If you cannot complete all forms at one time, choose “Save and Continue Later.”
The links to Shelby County Schools/SchoolMint website and detailed instructions on how to use SchoolMint can be found below this paragraph.
Step 3 - Gather Required Information & Documentation
In order to register a student, you must bring certain required documentation to the school even if you have not moved. See listing below for specific requirements.
Step 4 - Attend Registration Events at School(s)
Click on your child's school link on this page to view detailed information about Summer Registration / Proof of Residence events and plan to attend. To speed up your visit be sure you have completed all of the online registration forms in advance and bring an extra copy of your proofs of residence along with any other required documentation. If you cannot attend the school on one of these dates, please contact the school to arrange another date.
Step 5 - Special Services
If the student needs special services, the parent should notify the school counselor. These may include Gifted Education, an Accommodation Plan, a 504 Plan, English Language Learner services, or Special Education Services