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Register for Grades 1 to 5

Welcome to City Schools!

Notice: The registration period for NEW students (all grade levels) seeking to enroll in Baltimore City Public Schools for SY2020-21 is NOW open.  To ensure the safety of our families and staff, City Schools will be utilizing an online registration system to support this enrollment process.  Please note that the summer transfer period for EXISTING students is tentatively scheduled to launch July 20 – August 24. Additional details will be shared with families and students in the coming weeks. In the interim, please contact enrollment@bcps.k12.md.us with any questions/concerns.

How to register

  • Complete the registration form for your neighborhood (zone) school – available online and accessible via computer, tablet, or mobile devices
  • Gather and upload the required documents (see below).
  • Await confirmation from the school’s enrollment official
  • Charter schools:  Contact the school directly to ask about the registration process. (Note that the application deadline for most charters schools was Friday, February 7).
  • Technology access:  If unable to complete the online registration process, please fill out the traditional registration form (in English or Spanish, gather/submit the form and required documents (see below) to the Office of Enrollment, Choice & Transfers (200 East North Avenue, Room 106, Baltimore, MD 21202) or any Documentation Support site – location details are forthcoming. 
  • Out of Zone School Requests – The window to request consideration for placement outside of zoned boundaries is set to tentatively launch on July 20, 2020.
  • Additional support and/or questions: Please contact the school’s enrollment official directly (school telephone #); or reach out to the district office team at Enrollment@bcps.k12.md.us or 410-396-8600.
Remember to bring the following documents to register or transfer:
 

Proof of Student Identity & Age 
•    Birth certificate or other government-issued document (passport, military ID, birth registration, DHS/DOJ/DOS immigration and refugee resettlement forms)

Proof of Parent/Guardian Identity
•    Photo ID of the parent/legal guardian (driver’s license, passport, alien/permanent resident card, military ID, employment authorization card, ISAP card, DHS/DOJ/DOS immigration and refugee resettlement forms) 

Proof of Address (only two (2) of the following examples are required)
•    Complete, recent utility bill (gas, electric, water, telephone, or cable)*
•    Deed or title to residential property
•    Fully-executed, property sales agreement
•    Military housing order
•    Mortgage settlement sheet
•    Original, signed (by landlord and tenant) lease agreement reflecting the name(s) of the parent(s)/guardian(s) as tenants
•    Property tax bill or statement
•    Recent bank or mortgage statement* 
•    Recent employer pay stub*
•    Recent homeowner, renter, or medical insurance statement*
•    Recent letter from Social Security Administration, Social Services, Maryland Vehicle Administration, Internal Revenue Services, or Maryland Judicial System*

*Recent = within the last sixty (60) days

Other Requested Documentation
•    Academic records (recent report card and/or transcript)
•    Individualized education program (IEP) or 504 documents (if applicable)
•    Proof of custody/guardianship (if applicable)
•    Health records (immunization history, lead test certificate, and physical/vision exam results) – new enrollees only
 

If you're registering for pre-k, you may also need to provide proof of monthly income dated within 30 days.  

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