Enrolling Your Child in School

How to Enroll Your Child in School

All students must register at their home-zoned school. The school district Attendance Zones Locator (http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/zoning/)
will identify the correct school.

Requirements for Children to Begin School

1. Grade Placement (Florida State Statute 1003.21) 

  • Voluntary Pre-K: A child must be four years old on or before September 1st.
  • Kindergarten: A child must be five years old on or before September 1st.
  • First Grade: A child must be six years old on or before September 1st AND satisfy one of the following:

    a) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten in a Florida public school.
    b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten in a non-public school.
    c) Previous attendance in an out-of-state school in which the student was admitted on the basis of age requirements established by the state of residency.

2. Proof of Residency

  • Certain documents will be required to prove residency. A complete detail of these requirements can all be found in:
    Residency process (http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/residency/)
  • Current students must update residency documentation before transitioning to middle (6th grade) and high school (9th grade).

3. Proof of Immunization

4. Other

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
  • Physical/Health Examination (dated within 12 months of the student’s first day of school)
  • Social Security Number (optional)
  • Academic Records (for students previous enrolled in another school)

For additional Information regarding immunizations, please contact:
Florida Department of Health- St. Johns County
904-209-3250
200 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL 32084
http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov/about-us/

Your local St. Johns County Health Department provides free pediatric immunizations.
View the St. Johns County Health Department Immunization Flyer.

For additional information regarding any health issue for school enrollment, please visit (http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/health/)

Although we will request the records from the previous school, placement may be expedited if you have:

  • Most recent report card
  • Unofficial transcripts or grades
  • Most recent test scores (mandatory prior to registration for Honors or Dual Enrollment classes)

If you would like to complete the registration paperwork in advance please visit http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/enrollment/form.

If you do not know the name of your zoned school please use the Zone Locator at http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/zoning/

Revised 2/16 SS/jd