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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 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. Please contact enrollment@bcps.k12.md.us with any questions/concerns.

Registration Manual: New Families | Existing Families

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.

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