Welcome to Albemarle County Public Schools!
We are excited that your family is interested in becoming part of the community of learners in one of our schools, and that we have the opportunity to partner with you as your child grows and excels. Albemarle County Public Schools is one of the top-performing public school divisions in the state, and we have a rich tradition of academic and social excellence. You live in a community that values and supports education, and we look forward to working together to inspire, nurture, and motivate your child. To learn more information about our Division, visit our About Us page or explore the rest of our web site.
Our elementary schools host a Kindergarten registration event in the spring of each school year. This year's Kindergarten registration event will be in March. For more detailed information about registering a child to attend Kindergarten, please visit our Kindergarten Registration page.
If you are interested in registering a child to attend preschool, please visit the Preschool Information page to learn more about the various preschool programs that are available. Details about how to apply to the ACPS preschool programs can be found on the Preschool Application page. Applying, and being accepted into, a preschool program are the first steps in the registration process and should be done before completing the online registration form.
Please follow the steps below to enroll your child in Albemarle County Public Schools.
- Determine your Eligibility for Enrollment
Albemarle County residents whose children meet the age requirements defined by the Commonwealth of Virginia, along with certain non-residents of the county, are eligible to attend Albemarle County Public Schools.
- Determine your School Attendance Area
Albemarle County Public Schools determines which of our 16 elementary schools, 5 comprehensive middle schools, and 3 comprehensive high schools your child will attend based primarily on your physical (home) address.
- Complete the Registration Form
Albemarle County Public Schools utilizes an online registration form to collect the majority of information used to enroll your child.
- Present Required Documentation
The Commonwealth of Virginia and Albemarle County Public Schools require you to provide certain documents in order to enroll your child.
For answers to the most frequently asked questions about registering your child to attend Albemarle County Public Schools, or to find contact information for individuals who can assist with the registration process, please visit our Registration FAQs page.
For assistance registering a child who was not born in the United States or speaks a language other than English, or if the documents needed for school registration were issued in a foreign country, contact the International and ESOL Office at 434-296-6517.
Para asistencia bilingüe, o para más información, llame 434-296-6517.