Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment - If you wish to enroll your child in Shelby County Schools please follow the instructions below:
Enrollment - What You Need to Know
In order to enroll your child, you may complete our online forms, but you must also go to the school to present certain documentation. Please read the instructions below carefully.
Step 1 - Age Requirements
To enroll in Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 2 of the enrolling school year.
Step 2 - Check Residency & School Zone
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. Custody awarded through the court is a requirement for school enrollment.
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 3 - Gather Required Information & Documentation
In order to enroll a student, you must bring certain required documentation to the school.
Step 4 - Complete Enrollment Forms
PARENTS - When filling out enrollment forms, it is very important you use your child's name as it appears on the Birth Certificate.
You may complete forms using our Shelby County Online Registration and Enrollment (S.C.O.R.E.) Program via computer, tablet or smart phone. The link to S.C.O.R.E, as well as instructions on how to use the program, can be found below.
If you prefer, you may obtain paper forms from the school. Please contact the school on how to obtain a set of paper forms.
NOTE: S.C.O.R.E. is open for Kindergarten enrollment only at this time. S.C.O.R.E. will be open to all other new and returning students at a later date. updated 3-18-19
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NOTE: This program is not recommended for use with Internet Explorer 11 and lower or Safari 9 and lower.
Step 5 - Go to School
Once you have completed the enrollment forms and gathered the required documents, contact the school to find out when the best time is to present your documentation (see step 3). The school will verified that your child is eligible to enroll and direct you to additional forms which may be completed online or on paper. These forms are school specific and, therefore, cannot be completed in advance.
Step 6 - 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.
For other helpful resources, please refer to the 'Resource Links' on the right side of this web page.