New Student Enrollment
Enroll/Transfer - If your child did not attend a Shelby County School last year, they are considered a New Student. 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 Returning Student 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.
If you have additional questions about
the enrollment process you may contact Student Services Department or the
individual school Registrar, Principal, or Counselor.
Student Services Department
Important! Please read the instructions below carefully.
Step 1 -
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 205-682-7000.
PARENTS - When filling out enrollment forms, it is very
important you use your child's name as it appears on the Birth
Step 2 - Check Residency & School Zone
Due to concerns with COVID-19 and understanding that parents have varying opinions about their children attending school at this time for in-person instruction, Shelby County Schools is providing the following learning options for the 20-21 SY for students who currently reside in one of the seven communities zoned for the Shelby County School District:
Traditional- On Campus Learning- Students will report to the school campus daily.
- Remote- At-home Learning- Students will participate in all courses through a virtual format.
In order for a student to be enrolled in the Shelby County School District, and participate in one of the learning options, based on School Board Policy 6.1.2, the student 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. Students are not permitted to be a remote learner and reside outside of the Shelby County School District.
You may view the current bus routes by using the link below. 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.
View School Bus Route Maps
Bus Transportation Form
Note: If the student is currently staying in someone else’s home temporarily or living in transitional housing (such as a shelter, motel, campground, abandoned building, vehicle, etc.)
due to an economic hardship or unexpected life event, please contact the registrar at the school for which you are enrolling for possible additional enrollment assistance.
If you have specific questions about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please contact Beth Fuller, Shelby County Schools McKinney-Vento Liaison, at 205-682-7072, 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.
List of Specific Requirements
Documentos Necesarios Para La Inscripción De Estudiantes
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,
If you are unable to submit your forms online, please contact the school for more information.
How to Use S.C.O.R.E.
Instrucciones para Padres/Tutores - Estudiante Nuevo
- For technical assistance with S.C.O.R.E.
please contact your local
- NOTE: This program is not
recommended for use with Internet Explorer 11
and lower or Safari 9 and lower.
Step 5 - Upload Documents
Parents will be able to scan or photograph and upload the
required enrollment documents (see step 3) in S.C.O.R.E. The school
will verify 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.
Every student wishing to enroll into the Shelby County School System
must present a certificate of immunization or a medical or religious