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

Each spring, our elementary schools host Kindergarten Registration for the coming 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 our Preschool 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 completed before submitting an online registration form.

Registration Steps

Please follow the steps below to enroll your child in ACPS:

  1. Review 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 ACPS.
  2. Determine your school attendance area.
    ACPS determines which of our schools your child will attend based on your physical (home) address.
    *NOTE: Please check the 2023-24 Redistricting Advisory Committee page for information on changed boundaries for Agnor-Hurt, Baker-Butler, Hollymead, Stony Point, Stone-Robinson and Woodbrook elementary schools.
  3. Prepare to present required documents.
    In order to enroll your child in ACPS, state law requires you to provide certain information to the school division. Our online registration form provides an opportunity for families to upload required documents. We recommend that you gather your documentation prior to completing our online registration form. If you do not have all of your required documentation at the time you submit the registration form, you will need to make arrangements with your child's school to provide the documentation.
  4. Complete an online registration form.
    ACPS uses an online registration form to collect the information used to enroll your child in one of our schools.

Assistance & More Information

To receive on-site assistance with the enrollment process, please contact your child's school to schedule an appointment.

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 & English Learners (EL) Program at 434-296-6517.

For answers to the most frequently asked questions about registering your child to attend ACPS, or to find contact information for individuals who can assist with the registration process, please visit our Registration FAQs page.

For more information on how to verify your child's registration, please visit our Registration Verification page.

Para asistencia bilingüe, llame 434-296-6517.