STEP 1: Determine the student's eligibility:
Children age 5 by September 1 and not age 21 on the first day of school are eligible for enrollment.
If the child is not a U.S. citizen, contact the office of Student Services at 410-996-5490. If the child is a U.S. citizen who has been attending a non-U.S. school overseas, contact the school guidance office for assistance once the assigned school has been determined.
If the child does not live with a parent, legal guardian, or certified relative, contact the Student Services office at 410-996-5490.
STEP 2: Identify and contact the school:
You should register at the child's local school. To determine what the local school is for a specific address, you can access the School Locator or contact the office of Transportation at 410-996-5414.
STEP 3: Verify age, identity, residency, and immunization compliance
Parents registering their children for the first time in a Cecil County public school must provide proof of age, identity, county residency and immunizations. If not up to date, required immunizations must be completed within 20 days of registration.
Students who have previously attended school should bring their latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Students of homeless families are to be enrolled regardless of enrollment documentation. The school and parent/guardian must obtain the information in a timely manner.
Print and complete the following forms and return to the appropriate school with the required documentation listed above.