Instruction for Enrolling Students in Grades 1-12

Welcome to HCPS! We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you as you and your child enroll in grades 1-12 in our schools.

(For Kindergarten registration, please click here.)

Please note: 

  • Only a natural parent, adoptive parent, court-appointed legal guardian or a person with a military power of attorney may enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools. (Nonmilitary or traditional powers of attorney are not accepted.) 

  • A foster parent may enroll a child with the consent of the legal custodian by presenting a copy of the court order that identifies the child’s legal custodian. 

There are three ways to enroll your child: 

  1. Utilizing the online PowerSchool Enrollment form. (PowerSchool is the student data management system.)  

  2. Downloading, completing and printing the required forms and bringing them to the school your child will attend. (The school can also mail you these blank forms.) 

  3. Make an appointment with your child’s school to visit and fill out the forms there. 

Please know that the final step in any of these methods is to make an appointment at your child’s school for an in-person visit. 

Enrollment process: 

1. Click here to create an account in PowerSchool Enrollment and to start the online enrollment

Part B: Even with the PowerSchool Enrollment process, there are still two paper forms that you must provide to your school, if they apply to your child:  

Please proceed to Step 3 below.

All successfully submitted enrollments must be reviewed for completeness. Your school’s registrar will then contact you regarding the next steps, which will include scheduling an appointment to meet with the registrar to present additional documents (listed in step 3) and complete the enrollment process. There may also be additional school-specific forms to complete. Someone from the school will contact you after you submit these forms. 

 OR 

2. Download and complete the following forms and make an appointment at the school  

* Must be completed and turned in before the child’s first day of school. 

THEN: 

3. Gather the following additional documents to complete the registration process at your school 

Birth Certificate
An original official state-issue birth certificate for your child must be presented in person to the registrar.

Proof of Residency
Parents/legal guardians must provide proof of residency plus a picture ID to verify identity. Residency documents must show the person’s name and address of where he/she is residing, see links below. These documents will also be required for a change of address*.

Click Here for the proof of residency flyer.

Click here for the Address Affidavit documents required.

Immunizations and Physicals

  • An up to date record of your child’s immunizations.

  • FOR GRADES K to 5 ONLY: A comprehensive physical exam form signed by a qualified U.S. licensed health care provider and dated no earlier than 12 months before the date your child will begin school.

Exceptional Education Services: 

  • If your child currently receives special education services, please follow up with the school registrar to submit any documentation (IEP cover page, services page and least restrictive environment statement) to your enrollment. A member of the exceptional education team will then contact you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does the submission of these forms mean my child is all set to start school immediately? 

No. All successfully submitted enrollments must be reviewed for completeness. Your school’s registrar will then contact you regarding next steps, which will include scheduling an appointment to meet with the registrar to present documents and complete the enrollment process. There may also be additional school-specific forms to complete. The entire process should take from three to five business days. Your child will not be able to start school until the full process is complete. 

How can I ensure that my student is enrolled as quickly as possible? 

Contact your child’s school to arrange an appointment to meet with the registrar. You will be required to bring all the documents listed above to the meeting in order to ensure a timely enrollment. 

How do I access PowerSchool Enrollment? 

Click here for PowerSchool Enrollment and begin the registration process 

Can I pause the PowerSchool Enrollment process and return to it later? 

We recommend that you fill out all the forms in one setting to avoid incomplete registrations. However, PowerSchool Enrollment will save the progress of the registration form and allow completion later.  

What if I don’t have access to PowerSchool Enrollment? 

If you cannot access the portal, please contact the school. Give them your name, address, student’s name and grade level. They will send you printed versions of these forms to you. You will then need to contact the school to set up an appointment to submit these documents and complete registration.