How to Enroll

  • 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 in grades Kindergarten - 12.

    Prekindergarten eligibility requires a child to be 4 by September 1, and toilet trained.

    Preschool Typical Peer eligibility requires a child to be 3 by September 1, and toilet trained.

    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: Begin the enrollment process and identify your child’s school:

    CCPS is implementing an online enrollment process for New Students. Parents/guardians who wish to enroll their child should complete the Google form Click Here (if you are unable to access the Google form you will need to call the school directly to gain access to the enrollment forms). If there is more than one school aged child in the home that needs to be enrolled, the parent/guardian will submit a Google form for each child.  Once the Google form is completed, an online enrollment packet will be emailed to the address provided. Parents/guardians will be able to complete the documents using any device that is connected to the internet.  

    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.

    Guidelines for Immunization Requirements

    Students who have previously attended school in grades Kindergarten through 12 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.

    STEP 4: Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Application

    Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are now available online for meal benefits for the 2020-2021 school year. Filling out the application online is the preferred method because it's contactless and it gets approved overnight. Paper applications can take up to 10 days to process. If you have any questions about Free and Reduced Meal Benefits, please contact the Food & Nutrition office at 410-996-6257.