Enrollment

Admission, Registration, and Immunization Requirements

Admission and Registration Requirements: (HCPS Policy 5112)

1. Requirements for registration are listed below. A parent must accompany all students at registration and bring the proper documents.

2. If coming from a public school within Florida, the following are required:

  • report card or a copy of transcript from the last school attended; (the new school’s registrar shall send for permanent record);
  • verification of parent/legal guardian address by two of the following:
  • tax receipt or show homestead exemption (Primary source of verification);
    current electric bill;
    contract for purchase of home;
    warranty deed or lease agreement;
  • authenticated birth date; and
  • immunization records showing proof of proper immunization.

3. If coming from a public school outside Florida or from ANY private school, the following are required:

  • proof of physical examination by an approved licensed health care provider or the Hillsborough County Health Department, within 12 months prior to entry in Florida Schools;
  • report card or transcript from the last school attended (the new school’s registrar shall send for permanent record);
  • verification of parent/legal guardian address by two of the following
  • tax receipt or proof of homestead exemption (Primary source of verification);
    current electric bill;
    contract for purchase of home;
    warranty deed; or
    lease agreement.
  • authenticated birth date can be verified by one of the following:
    Certified copy of birth certificate/State of Florida Birth Registration Card;
    Baptismal certificate showing date of birth, place of baptism, accompanied by parents’ sworn affidavit;
    Insurance policy on the child in force for at least two years;
    Bible record of child’s birth accompanied by parents’ sworn affidavit;
    Passport or certificate of arrival in the United States showing age of child (view only, do not copy);
    School record at least four years prior, showing date of birth;
    Parent’s sworn affidavit accompanied by a certificate of examination from a health officer or physician verifying the child’s age (physical); and
  • immunization records showing proof of proper immunization.

4. All students must reside with at least one parent or legal guardian. Proof of guardianship is a photocopy of the court order appointing guardianship. Under extenuating circumstances, a notarized statement may be accepted if proof of residence can be validated.

5. All students must attend the school in the district where their parents/legal guardians reside or have a Homeless Affidavit, unless they have received a seat assignment to another school or program through Hillsborough Choice Options. Applications for Hillsborough Choice Options may be obtained by visiting the Choice/Magnet website. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Student Planning and Placement during specified application periods.

6. Enrollment of Foreign-Born, English Language Learners (ELL) and Homeless Students - Information available in Principal’s Packet in Main Office.

7. NOTICE: HCPS collects your Social Security number for the following purposes: identification and verification, employment qualification, tax reporting, benefits and retirement processing, unemployment compensation, and state reporting to the Department of Education. Social Security numbers are also used as a unique numeric identification within some of our systems and may be used for search purposes. (April 1, 2009)

8. All students enrolling in a school site must fill out the Student Residency Form and provide the school with the necessary documents.

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