Student Registration & Moving Tips
e know that schools are a primary concern
as you make decisions about changing your residence.
We encourage you to visit our schools to see
our comprehensive instructional program in operation.
Please call the principal of the school in which
you are interested to arrange a visit.
How do I learn which school
my children will attend?
our Schools Boundaries Locator to search
on for schools based on your new address.
Then please call the Office of Strategic Planning
at 410-887-4215 to confirm your findings.
When should I register my
- Schools are open throughout the summer to
accommodate parents in the registration process.
The early registration of students provides
the school system an opportunity to evaluate
student placement and adjust staffing in response
to unanticipated enrollment increases. Parents
should contact their local school to schedule
an enrollment appointment. For more information,
parents may call 410-887-4554.
What information do I need
to register a child?
- When registering a child, you will need
to present :
- Proof of Baltimore County residency
in accordance with Rule
5150 (Deed or lease and photo ID with
3 proofs of residency)
- Certificate of birth
- Immunization record
- Copy of the child's most recent report
card (if applicable)
- If the student is transferring from another
public school in Maryland, a copy of the Maryland
Student Transfer Record will be required.
This form may be obtained at the school from
which the student is transferring.
- Most importantly, contact the appropriate
school prior to registration. Schools are
open throughout the summer to accommodate
parents during the registration process.
How can I help my child make
a smooth transition to a new school?
- Arrange a time to meet with the guidance
counselor at the school to discuss any concerns
you may have about your child's adjustment
to the new setting.
- Encourage your child to become involved
in school activities.
- Finally, take an active role in your PTA
and consider becoming a school volunteer so
that you and your family quickly become part
of your new school community.
How can I obtain more information
about the Baltimore County Public Schools?
- Contact the administration office of the
school your child will be attending. You can
find the telephone numbers for all schools
in the Baltimore County Public School system
using our school directory
or by visiting the About
Us section of this web site.