• What You Need to Know to Enroll in School


    Once you have been accepted into any Duval County Public School, you will need to go to the school to register and enroll at the school. 


    Eligibility for Registration and Enrollment

    All registrants must provide valid documentation to include proof of birth age, Florida certification of immunization or exemption, proof of physical examination by a Florida-licensed health professional, proof of residency, and meet the following school registration requirements under Florida Law: 


    Kindergarten - Children may enter kindergarten if they will be five years old on or before September 1st.

    First Grade - Children may enter first grade if they will be 6 (six) years old on or before September 1st, and have successfully completed kindergarten.

    • All children who will be 6 (six) years old by February 1st must attend school.


    • All children must attend school until they reach the age of 16 (sixteen).


    The requirements above are Florida law and there are no exceptions.


    Pre-Kindergarten Duval County Public Schools offers engaging early learning programs that prepare children for successful entry into kindergarten.

    Parents may enroll their age three (3) or age four (4) child in a standards-based, developmentally appropriate school year program or the two - month Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program for children entering kindergarten in the fall.

    Child(ren) must be age 4 on or before September 1st of the current school year.


    What to Bring to The School to Enroll


    Proof of Birth, Vaccination, Physical Examination & Other Documentation

    All registrants must provide all of the following:

    • Birth certificate or valid evidence of date of birth
    • Florida certification of immunization or exemption
    • Physical examination for all students who have never attended a Florida public or private school (physical must be no more than 12 months old at the time of the student’s enrollment)
    • Most recent report card, if granted from another district


    Proof of Residency Requirements

    Proof of residence is required before a student is enrolled in his/her properly assigned school. For registration and subsequent enrollment, the parent or legal guardian must complete the district's student registration form and submit:

    2 (two) documents from the sources listed in Column A (both sources of information must match)


    1 (one) document from Column A and 2 (two) documents from Column B (all sources of information must match).

    For extraordinary circumstances, please contact the District's Pupil Assignment Office/School Choice office directly for further clarification regarding other accepted official identification sources not listed below.


    Column A Column B
    Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Bill or TECO Bill Automobile Insurance
    Mortgage Agreement (or closing statement) Credit Card Statement
    Lease Agreement (from a company, or *private individual) Bank Account Statement
    Driver’s License or State ID US Postal Service Confirmation of Address Change
      Current Bank Account Statement (may block out account number)
      Payroll Statement
      Current Non-cellular Phone Bill
      Vehicle Registration

     *Private lease agreement must be notarized AND two additional documents from columns B are required.


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