Enrolling a Child in School

New Student Requirements

Transfer & Admissions Procedures

Thank you for considering Floyd County Schools as an educational home for your children. Registration of new students is held prior to the new school year (usually late July).   You will find this year’s date by looking in the “News Release” section of this website.  Look in the releases between the months April to June.  

Floyd County Schools accepts transfer students in accordance with local board of education policy and State Board of Education rules. The public school will verify credits of a student who transfers from a non-accredited school or home study program through either trial placement or achievement testing.

If possible, it is recommended for parents or guardians to request a student’s academic and discipline records be forwarded to the student’s new school at the time the student officially withdraws from the previous school. Otherwise, the student’s new school will request the records from the previous school.

Requirements for registration:

  • Parent or legal guardian must accompany enrolling student
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Eye/ear/dental Certificate
  • Birth Certificate/SSN card
  • Proof of Residency (a current official utility bill that shows name and address)
  • Record from previous school, if available


Click here for additional information about Immunization and Eye/ear/dental Certificates

Social Security Numbers

Students enrolling in Georgia public schools for the first time will be asked to furnish a Social Security number. However, the Social Security Number is not required for enrollment in public schools. If they prefer, parents or guardians may sign a statement declining to provide the number without giving a reason. Students for whom Social Security numbers are not available will be assigned other student identification numbers.

Proof of Residency

If you are the parent or guardian of a student to be enrolled and do not have a utility bill because you are living with another person.  Please bring a copy of a utility bill from the residence you will be residing in with a notarized letter from the person whose name appears on the utility bill.  The letter should state that you and your child are living in the residence of the provided utility bill.  

Compulsory Attendance

Georgia law requires that students attend a public or private school or a home study program from their sixth to their 16th birthdays. Public Kindergarten is available in every school system, but it is not mandatory.

Entry Age for Public Kindergarten and First Grade

A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public Kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.

A child who was a legal resident of one or more states for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public Kindergarten or first grade, or a private Kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the Kindergartner is five years old by December 31 or the first grader is six by that date.


Georgia also provides a public Pre-Kindergarten Program for students who are four years old on or before September 1. This program is administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Floyd County Schools offers 19 Pre-K classes with 22 available Pre-K slots for students in each class.  Pre-K schools and the number of classes at each location are: Alto Park Elementary (2 classes), Cave Spring Elementary (1 class), Garden Lakes Elementary (2 classes), Glenwood Primary (4 classes), Johnson Elementary (2 classes), McHenry Primary (1 class), Midway Primary (2 classes), Model Elementary (2 classes), and Pepperell Primary (3 classes).

Floyd County Schools holds a Pre-K registration round-up each year in January or February for parents to register children for a lottery drawing to select the students for each year’s class.  Check with your local school for the next Pre-K registration date.  The dates are usually announced in early January. 

For more information about Georgia’s Pre-K programs, click on the link below: 

Bright from the Start website