Welcome to Valdosta City Schools Centralized Registration

Valdosta City Schools is pleased to announce the opening of our new Centralized Registration Office.  All parents enrolling a new student can schedule an "In-Person" appointment or use our online registration platform to complete the enrollment and registration process. Valdosta City Schools Centralized Registration Office staff is committed to making the enrollment process as easy and efficient as possible for families. Centralized enrollment and  registration is designed to assist families new to the Valdosta City School System with student enrollment needs, as well as handle current students wishing to “move/transfer” within the district. It is our wish to make the transition to a new school as easy as possible. With the needs of new families in mind, we have made it possible to enroll all children (Grades PreK - 12) in the family at one time and in one central location. 

Our Centralized Registration Department is located on the block of the Valdosta Board of Education at the official address of 1215 Slater Street. Parents/guardians will no longer have to register on site at the schools they are zoned to attend.


  • To register a new or returning student to Valdosta City Schools

  • To change and/or update an address

  • To withdraw a student


Parents are strongly encouraged to register using our online platform. To begin your Online Registration application, please click the following link:

24-25 School Year Online Application

23-24 School Year Online Application

Note: If you have previously submitted an online registration application for the current or next school year and you need to enroll another "NEW" student, you will need to log into your parent portal account and click the "New Student Online Registration" button to complete the application.

TO REGISTER IN-PERSON (* appointment only*)

*Only the primary/custodial parent or guardian is required at the  registration appointment. The student does not need to be in attendance,  other family members or friends do not need to be present.*

If you are unable to use the online application platform, please contact us to schedule an appointment or click here: Schedule an Appointment. The registration application and forms are available at the bottom of this page for downloading and printing or you may pick them up from our office. You must bring the completed registration application, associated forms, and the required documents with you to your appointment.


If you have moved and need to change your address, please complete the Change of Address form (bottom of page) and submit it to our office. You must provide two (2) proofs of your new address, Please see the "Required Document" section for acceptable proofs of residency


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.

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- Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a state lottery funded educational program for all age eligible 4 year old children in Georgia. The purpose of Georgia’s Pre-K Program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Students must be 4 years old on or before September 1st and be a resident of the state of Georgia. Students who are currently attending Pre K in Valdosta City Schools do not need to register for Kindergarten.  For more information on Georgia's Pre-K Program, please click the following link: Pre-K Program Information

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).


Heather Walker

Central Registrar

Phone: (229) 671-6007

Email: hwalker@gocats.org

(Elementary School Liason)


Cynthia Wright

Central Registrar

Phone: (229) 671-6012

Email: cwright@gocats.org

(Middle and High School Liason)


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


SOCIAL SECURITY CARD - A social security number will be requested for each 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 into school. Immunization forms from other states must be transferred to the Georgia form.

GA CERTIFICATE 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.


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

    • Lease/Rent agreements and Property Tax bills must be within the current year, and the term date has not expired

    • Mortgage statements and payment receipts must be less than 30 days old

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

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

  3. Multi-Family

    • If you are residing with another family or in a home that is owned by another person and does not receive any of the required documents in your name, you will need to complete the Multi-Family form, it must be notarized, and submitted with two proofs of residency in the owner’s name. You may download this form below

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 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.


Centralized Registration Office

1215 Slater Street

Valdosta, Ga 31601

Phone: (229) 671-6000 Ext. 1007 or 1012

Email: centralized.registration@gocats.org

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

(12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Closed/Lunch Hr)