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 Zone Locator 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 our Residency Process.
  • Current students must update residency documentation before transitioning to kindergarten, middle (6th grade) and high school (9th grade).
    Students with expired residency (e.g. expired lease) will be required to provide updated residency documents.

3. Proof of Immunization

4. Other

  • Copy of Birth Certificate (If a birth certificate is not available, please refer to 1003.21, FS for other acceptable documentation.)
  • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
  • Physical/Health Examination (dated within 12 months of the student’s enrollment date – can be from out of state) that meets the Florida Department of Health Requirements.
    Sports physicals will not be accepted for first time enrollment physical/health examination.
  • 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
200 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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

For additional information regarding any health issue for school enrollment, please visit our School Health Services Department website.

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)

Grade level placement at time of enrollment should be based on the last grade completed by the student.  Schools may adjust a student’s grade level and schedule once official school records have been received.

Register a New Student

Only open to students who will be under the age of 5 on September 1, 2021

Pre-K Students

Registration for Summer VPK 2022
Please click the enrollment button above. (Acceptance is not guaranteed and is based on program availability.)

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021


If you have questions regarding enrollment, please contact us.

Apply for a Career Academy or Program of Choice

Eligible students who are currently enrolled in a St. Johns County public school or St. Johns Virtual School may apply to a Program of Choice by completing the general application in Home Access Center (HAC) during the application window.

Eligible students who are currently attending a private school, home school, or a virtual school may apply to a Program of Choice in PowerSchool during the application window. You will need to create a PowerSchool account if you do not already have one.

The application window to apply for a Program of Choice for the 2022-2023 school year will close at 5pm on February 10, 2022.

For more information, please visit the SJCSD Career & Technical Education website.

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