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How to Enroll

JCPS offers a variety of programs for students from three years old through grade 12.

JCPS early childhood programs, for students ages three and four, are designed to prepare children socially, physically, emotionally and educationally for elementary school. We offer full-day, half-day, and home-based program options. Some programs are free while others are tuition-based.

JCPS elementary schools serve students in from kindergarten through 5th grade. JCPS elementary schools are grouped into clusters comprised of five to eight schools. A child’s elementary cluster is determined by his or her home address. Elementary students may also apply for a magnet school or magnet program. Parents must complete an application for an elementary assignment.

Middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students are assigned to the middle or high school that serves their home address. This is knowns as the resides school. An application is not required for a student to attend the resides middle or high school. Middle and high school students may choose to apply for one of the district’s magnet schools or programs. An online application is required.

Registration & Application Process

There are three steps for new students

  1. Registration
  2. Registration is where parents supply basic information about the student and family—name, address, birthdates, etc. It can be completed online, at any school or at the JCPS registration site located in the Lam Building at 4309 Bishop Lane. The JCPS registration site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The English as a Second Language office provides assistance to families who speak other languages. Call 485-6250 for more information.

  3. Provide Proof of Residence in Jefferson County*

    You may submit your proof of residence electronically or take it to a school or the JCPS registration site

  4. *You may register your child for school regardless of immigration status and/or a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence. If a student lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence or has temporary living arrangement because of an economic hardship; temporary foster care placement; or is residing in a shelter, with a family member, or in a hotel, the student may qualify for further educational assistance through the Office of Homeless Education. To access services, you call the Homeless Education program at 485-3650 or email giselle.danger-mercaderes@jefferson.kyschools.us

  5. Complete an Application

    After your address has been verified, you will be given the Activation Key to access the application.  Once you have received the Activation Key, you may complete an elementary cluster application (required for an elementary school assignment) or a magnet application for elementary, middle or high school.

Current JCPS students
Current JCPS students may go directly to the application. An application is only required for elementary students who are entering kindergarten for the first time, elementary students who have moved, or students who are applying for a magnet school or program.


Last modified April 27, 2015