Enrolling a New Student
Enrolling/Transferring vs. Registering
Enroll/Transfer - If your child did not attend a Shelby County School last year, please refer to the Enrollment section of this web page. If the student is transferring from a school outside of Shelby County Schools the parent/guardian must provide proof of withdrawal from that school. Students transferring into Shelby County Schools must be in good standing with their prior school. Shelby County Schools will honor all behavior dispositions a student may have with a previously enrolled school. Shelby County Schools will follow all Alabama High School Athletic Association rules and regulations regarding transfer students.
Register/Transfer - If your child attended any Shelby County School last year and completed the full school year, please refer to the Registration portion of this website. Parents who plan to transfer their child from one Shelby County school to another, should confirm that they are eligible to attend the new school before completing registration forms.
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.
To enroll in First Grade, a child must be 6 years of age on or before December 31 of the enrolling school year (Alabama Code 16-28-4). Any questions regarding this state law can be directed to the Instructional Department, Elementary Coordinator at 205-682-7055.
PARENTS - When filling out enrollment forms, it is very important you use your child's name as it appears on the Birth Certificate.
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
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: 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. Note, there may be additional forms which may be completed while you are at the school. 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.