The following information is required to enroll a student in a Florida school:
- Proof of age. A certified birth certificate for US citizens may be requested online at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm. If a birth certificate is not available refer to 1003.21, FS, for other acceptable documentation.
- A Florida Certificate of Immunization, Form 680 (blue card), completed by a Florida physician or by a Florida county health department. Parents should obtain a copy of their child's complete immunization history before leaving their current residence, as this form is not available to the general public. Information on Florida school immunization requirements is available at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/school/parent/parent_info.html.
- Evidence of a medical exam completed no less than 12 months prior to the child's school entry date. As long as the medical exam meets this 12-month requirement, parents may submit this information on the School-Entry Health Exam Form (DH 3040) or provide a copy of the exam obtained from their current physician before moving to Florida.
- Official documentation that the parent(s) or guardian(s) is a legal resident(s) of the school district attendance area.
District Registration Forms
All students are required to provide two (2) forms of verification of residence at registration this year. Proof of residence may include the following:
Proof of your residence with one(1) of the following from each tier:
Current driver license (F.S. 322.19(2) requires that you update your address information on your driver's license within 10 days of moving)
Current Homestead Exemption Card or Purchase Contract (with expected closing date within 90 days of school) or Warranty Deed
Lease/Rental Agreement (with your name as the renter)
Current utilities statement (within the last 30-45 days)
Florida Voter Registration Card
Florida Vehicle Registration or Title
A utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days
Medical or health card with address listed
Current homeowner's insurance policy or bill
Current automobile insurance policy or bill
A letter from a homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or a half-way house verifying they receive mail.
For families who may be sharing housing (students in transition), there is a new shared tenancy affidavit that must be completed in order for the student to enroll and register in school. For students who may be living temporarily with another family, the in loco parentis form has been updated to reflect a maximum of 30 days. The form may not be used in lieu of the district’s out of area request process to gain admittance into a school outside the student’s zoned school.