Student Registration

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Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) is excited that your family is interested in becoming part of the community of learners in one of our schools. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you as your child grows and excels. ACPS 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 about our school division, visit our About Us page or explore the rest of our website.

Kindergarten Registration

Our elementary schools host an on-site Kindergarten registration event in the spring of each school year. For more detailed information about registering a child to attend Kindergarten, please visit our Kindergarten Registration page.

Preschool Registration

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 our preschool programs can be found on the Preschool Application Forms 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.

Registration Steps

Please follow the steps below to enroll your child in Albemarle County Public Schools:

  1. Review our admission requirements.
    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.
  2. Determine your school attendance area.
    Albemarle County Public Schools determines which of our 15 elementary schools, 5 comprehensive middle schools, and 3 comprehensive high schools your child will attend based primarily on your physical (home) address.
  3. Complete an online registration form.
    Albemarle County Public Schools utilizes an online registration form to collect the majority of information used to enroll your child.
  4. Present the 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.