Student must be registered by his/her custodial
parent (biological, adoptive, legal guardian).
Parent must live in the actual school district in
which you plan to enroll your student.
The following information is required at time of
Parent must produce a picture I.D. - driver's
license, military I.D., or passport.
Signed current lease or deed for your address,
valid dates, signatures
Current utility bill with name and address copy is
acceptable (telephone, gas & electric, cable bill)
Student's proof of birth (birth certificate,
baptismal certificate, hospital certificate,
Student's current proof of immunizations
Student's most recent grade report- transcript,
report card from last school attended at time of withdrawal.
If student is receiving or has received Special
Education, 504, or related services,
please provide current
documentation; i.e., Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504, Psychological
Custodial parent must submit proof of custody;
i.e., divorce settlement papers, court papers.
Please call the school to find out when
enrollments are scheduled and whether a registration appointment is necessary!
Not sure which school your student is attending?
Call the Howard County Public Schools Public Information Office to find out
Immunization Questions: Contact the Howard County
Public School System's health staff at the child's home school or the Health
Services Office at 410.313.6812.
Custody Documents: In the case of a divorce or
separation, it is important for the school to have a copy of the information
pertaining to custody. This is for the student's protection. Students can ONLY
be registered by the Residential/Custodial Parent. Is is important to note
that you must have court-ordered custody in order to register a student in
Howard County Public Schools.
If you have any "special" living arrangements
(living with a relative until your home is built, sharing residence with
another family, homeless, etc.) please contact the school's Pupil Personnel
Worker at 410.313.6646. Special documentation must be on file if you do not
have your own legal mailing address in your school's district.
If you are buying/building/leasing, and don't live
within your school district, you must contact the office which handles
out-of-district requests at 410.313.6997.
Students who are new to Howard County and were
born outside the U.S. and/or need ESOL services should contact the Office of
International Student Services at 410.313.7101 or 410.313.7102 for assessment
Other Helpful Information
Lost birth certificate? For children in
Maryland, a copy of a birth certificate can be obtained from:
Howard County Health
Department, 7178 Columbia Gateway Drive (off Rt. 175)
There is a charge for this
Can't find your deed? You can obtain a copy
of your deed from:
Howard County Land Records
Department, at 9250 Bendix Road, Columbia, 21045
There is a charge for this
Don't have your deed yet? House is in the
process of being built? Contact the office which handles out-of-district
requests at 410-313-6997.
Pupil Personnel Office
Any deviation from the stated requirements must be
approved by the Pupil Personnel Office at The Howard County Department of
Education - 410-313-6646 or 410-313-6822. Also contact the Pupil Personnel
office in situations regarding:
Multiple Family Living Arrangements
Bus transportation is provided for kindergartners
who live 1/2 mile or more from school, first through eighth graders who live 1
mile or more from school, and high school students who live 1-1/2 miles or
more from school. For school bus route information, call the Transportation
office at 410-313-6733.