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.
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.Please contact the school directly if paper forms are needed for registration.
*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 2018-2019, 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. 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 2 - Online Registration
You may complete forms using our Shelby County Online Registration and Enrollment (S.C.O.R.E.) Program online using a 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.
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 sections at one time, choose “Save and Continue.”
The links to Shelby County Schools/S.C.O.R.E. website and detailed instructions on how to use S.C.O.R.E. can be found below this paragraph.
For technical assistance with S.C.O.R.E.
please contact your local school.
NOTE: This program is not recommended for use with Internet Explorer 11 and lower or Safari 9 and lower.
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