Student Registration & Moving Tips
We 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?

  • Use 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 child?

  • 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.
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