STUDENT REGISTRATION

Find information regarding new student enrollment and registration

Enrollment Requirements

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Students entering the Georgia public school system for the first time must be five (5) years old on or before September 1st to enter Kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1st to enter first grade. If the student was a legal resident of one or more states for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public Kindergarten or first grade, or a private Kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the Kindergartner is five years old by December 31 or the first grader is six by that date.

Pre K- Students must be 4 years old on or before September and must also live in the J.L. Lomax, Pinevale, Sallas Mahone, S.L. Mason or W.G. Nunn Elementary School zones. Students who are currently attending Pre K in Valdosta City Schools do not need to register for Kindergarten.  

Valdosta City Schools offers open and nondiscriminatory enrollment. Children will not be denied participation in educational programs on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Title II of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).

Required Documents

PHOTO ID OF PARENT/GUARDIAN - If you are not the student’s parent or guardian, i.e., an “other person” such as a grandparent or other relative, you must complete the Kinship Caregiver Affidavit which can be downloaded and printed below

CERTIFIED/OFFICIAL COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD -In accordance with Georgia law, a social security number will be requested for each enrolling student at the time of the initial enrollment. Parents may choose not to provide a social security number by signing a waiver.

GA CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION (Form 3231) - Georgia Law requires children attending school (Kindergarten – 12th grade) to be age appropriately immunized with all the required vaccines at the time of first entry in school. Immunization forms from other states must be transferred to the Georgia form.

GA CERFICATION OF VISION, HEARING, DENTAL, AND NUTRITION SCREENING (Form 3300) - A student, regardless of grade level, who has never been in a Georgia public school must provide certification of eye, ear, dental and nutrition examinations on the Georgia Department of Human Resources Form 3300.

TWO (2) PROOFS OF RESIDENCY

  1. Current Rent/Lease Agreement, Mortgage Statement, Deed, Property Tax Bill

  2. Current Utility Bill (electric, water, gas, internet, cable)

    • Utility bill must be no more than 30 days old , no disconnection or pending disconnection bills and all documents must be in parent/legal guardian's name, include the address, and the company's name.

TRANSCRIPTS/FINAL REPORT CARD/DISCIPLINE RECORDS - Parents/Guardians are encouraged to obtain a copy of the student’s academic and discipline records or request they be forwarded to the new school at from the previous school. This will assist us with grade level placement, course and credit assignment, if applicable, and provide the student with any additional educational services as needed.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online registration is available for all students new to Valdosta City Schools. Parents are strongly encouraged to register using our online platform. To begin your Online Registration application, please click the following link:

https://campus.gocats.org/campus/OLRLogin/valdosta

If you are unable to use the online application platform, please follow the instructions for “In-Person” registration.

REGISTRATION FORMS

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

All “In-Person” registrations will be by appointment only and you will need to contact your child’s zoned school to schedule an appointment. You can complete the registration packet below, download and print a copy of the application and forms to bring with you to your scheduled appointment or you may pick up the registration at your child’s zoned school. All required documents must be submitted at the time of your appointment. To determine your child’s school zone, please contact our Central Office at (229) 333-8500.

For the protection and safety of all persons, we ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must sign-in

  • Masks and/or face coverings are optional

  • Social distancing at a minimum

    of 3ft apart.

All students enrolling in Valdosta City Schools, must reside within the Valdosta City limits with their parents or legal guardians, and meet the age requirements as established by state law.