When registering a new or returning student in the Paulding County School District, 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.
Parent/Guardian should schedule a time for an online application to be processed.
Parent must complete online application.
Parent must provide:
- One valid, acceptable proof of residence (see below)
- Parent/Guardian state issued picture ID
- Birth Certificate or acceptable proof of age document for any kindergarten or 1st grade student
- IEP for special needs students (highly recommended if available)
Documents required for a student's permanent record that must be submitted at time of registration, if available, or within 30 days:
- Birth Certificate (Grades 2 - 12)
- Social Security Card or Number (recommended but optional)
- Immunization Records (DHR Form 3231)
- Eye, Ear, Dental & Nutrition Screening (DHR Form 3300)
- Second proof of residence
- Request for Records
- Withdrawal Form/Grades / Transcript from previous school
- Discipline Records (only middle and high school) may be required before completing registration
Acceptable proof of residence is:
(1) Any two monthly utility bills (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);
(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 or:
(3) Home ownership title consisting of either a warranty deed, quit-claim deed, or security deed in the name of the parent/guardian showing the location of the legal residence.
Proof of residence cannot be in digital format. If billing is online, please print current statement (within last 30 days) from utility service or mortgage provider. If providing a lease agreement, lease must be printed, signed by landlord and tenant, show address, and have current dates. E-signatures and digital signatures are acceptable.
If the family is living in the household with someone else, a Statement of Legal Residence form is required AND must be notarized. This form must be completed by the enrolling parent/guardian AND the homeowner/lessor. Enrolling parent/guardian should complete the section entitled "Affidavit of Parent/Guardian" (statements 1-5). The homeowner/lessor should complete the section entitled "Certification of Residence Owner/Lessor." Proof of residence, as mentioned above, must be provided in the name of the person completing this section of the form. This form will be required to be renewed each subsequent school year at the beginning of the year. If proof of residence is in enrolling parent name or spouse of enrolling parent, a Statement of Legal Residence is not required.
This form can be notarized at Central Registration or by an authorized notary public. Click to print the Statement of Legal Residence.