Registration Requirements

  • When registering a new or returning student in the Paulding County School District and school is already in session, the student is expected to start school within 3 days.

    Only a parent/guardian living at the same address as the student may register and enroll the student. Step-parents seeking to register a student(s) on behalf of a biological parent should contact Central Registration for instructions.

    Documents required for registration to be completed:

    1. Acceptable proofs of residence (see below)
    2. Parent/Guardian state issued picture ID
    3. Birth Certificate or acceptable proof of age document for any kindergarten or 1st grade student
    4. Georgia Department of Health Form 3231 - Certificate of Immunization (must be on the Georgia Form and completed by a Georgia doctor or Georgia health department)
    5. Georgia Department of Health Form 3300 - Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (must be on the Georgia Form and completed by a Georgia doctor or Georgia health department).  NOTE:  All four sections must be completed for it to be accepted.
    6. IEP for special needs students (highly recommended)
    7. Discipline records may be required before completing registration for middle or high school students.

    Documents required within 30 days of registration:

    1. Birth Certificate (Grades 2 - 12)
    2. Social Security Card or Number (recommended but optional) 
    3. A second proof of residence if only one can be provided at registration
    4. Withdrawal Form/Grades / Transcript from previous school

    Acceptable proof of residence:  Any two of the items listed below are acceptable

    (1)  A monthly utility bill (power, water, cable, gas, garbage, satellite) or mortgage statement issued within the last 30 days which includes the service address. Remittance portion of statement is not acceptable. Two different utility bills can be provided as both proofs of residence (i.e. water and power or mortgage and gas); Please provide the complete billing statement. For Xfinity, pages 1 and 3 must be provided for service address and services provided.  For ATT, we must have the page that shows the service address and services provided (normally page 3).

    (2)  Lease or rental agreement signed by both parties consisting of written evidence that a current valid agreement exists. Also to be included with this agreement shall be the name, address, and/or telephone number of the lessor.

    (3)  Home ownership title consisting of either a warranty deed, page 1 with Exhibit A, quit-claim deed, or pages 1-3 of security deed to include physical address.

    If the family is living in the household with someone else, a Statement of Legal Residence form is required AND must be notarized.  The original notarized document must be received in our office at 522 Hardee Street Dallas, GA 30132 by your reserved processing time.  We can notarize the form at our office as long as picture ID is presented and the person signing the form is present in front of us.  An emailed copy of the form or a copy of the form is not acceptable.  We must have the original notarized document.  For more information, please visit the Statement of Legal Residence page