2024-2025 Kindergarten & New Student Registration Opens March 4
Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins Monday, March 4. Parents/guardians of children who will be five on or before September 1, 2024 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. Details about getting ready for kindergarten can be found online.
To begin the enrollment process, complete the online registration form. Please prepare to provide the documentation listed in STEP 3 as they are required to register. The documents can be uploaded to the online registration or submitted to the front office if needed. After completeing the online registration, a front office staff member will contact you to coordinate a time to meet in person. During this meeting, you will be asked to verify parental relationships and submit any additional required documentation.
If your child is of age to attend kindergarten but you believe that a delay in school attendance is in your child’s best interest, per Board of Education Policy 9000 Implementation Procedures – Student Enrollment, you may exempt them from mandatory school attendance for one year by completing a Kindergarten Waiver form. Following the one-year waiver, you must register your child for kindergarten. Additionally, if your child already is enrolled but you feel that it is in their best interest to be withdrawn from kindergarten, you may file the Kindergarten Waiver form to delay kindergarten attendance until the following school year.
Current HCPSS prekindergarten students do not need to be re-registered for kindergarten because they are already enrolled as an HCPSS student.
Complete information on enrollment in Howard County public schools can be found on our Enrollment page.