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Current Student Pre-enrolment


Each spring, parents across the 
Division pre-enrol to tell us the school they’d like their child to attend next year. Pre-enrolment helps families plan and allows schools to prepare based on the number of students expected to attend in the fall.

CHOOSING A SCHOOL

DESIGNATED SCHOOL

Resident students can attend their designated school if they make their selection no later than 4 p.m. on April 15, 2021However, if their designated school uses a lottery process, some students may not be able to attend that school. 

A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.

Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.

OTHER SCHOOLS

A student may also attend any other school in the Division, as long as:

  • the school has available space
  • the student meets any entrance criteria of that school

If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area will be chosen by random selection.

NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS CHANGING SCHOOLS

We are happy to welcome non-resident students in schools with space once resident students are enrolled. The Education Act requires us to offer available spaces to resident students first.

Non-resident students who are changing schools, including students who are entering junior high or high school, are welcome to attend any Division school with space. Enrolment will depend on:

  • which level the school is at on the Growth Control Model, and 
  • if there is space at the school after all resident students are enrolled

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

If a student applies to an alternative program and is unsuccessful, the student can:

  • return to the school they are currently attending
  • attend their designated school
  • attend another Division school that has space in planned classes 

Students enrolled in an alternative program with the Division can continue in that alternative program, if it is offered at the next grade level.

PRE-ENROL IN SCHOOLZONE

Sign in to SchoolZone between 9 a.m. on March 8 and 4 p.m. on April 15, 2021 to select your child’s preferred school for the 2021-22 school year. 

When you sign in to your parent SchoolZone account on your computer, tablet or smartphone:

  • choose Next Year
  • select the name of the child you are pre-enrolling
  • follow the instructions to select your child’s preferred school for next year

ONLINE LEARNING AT ARGYLL CENTRE

Families who know their child thrives in online learning and who wish to choose online learning for the entire 2021-22 school year will need to select Argyll Centre when registering or pre-enrolling. 

Argyll Centre offers online learning for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. When making this choice, it’s important to know students enrolled in online learning at Argyll Centre: 

  • can expect consistent learning groups for the school year
  • can expect live online teacher instruction that is similar to the online learning format offered at all schools this past year
  • will not be connected to their current school as was the case this year—if students choose to return to their previous Division school for the 2022-23 school year, in some circumstances (lottery schools, entrance criteria schools, programs of choice), their space is not guaranteed

To learn more, read our news story announcing what to expect next year.

COURSE SELECTION

Course selection is not part of selecting your child's preferred school in SchoolZone. Junior high and high school students will choose their specific courses (e.g., core courses, fine arts, career and technology studies) through a separate process at their current school.

UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS

If your address has changed, please update your information with your child’s current school before pre-enrolling in SchoolZone. You may be asked to provide one or more of the following kinds of documentation to verify your address:

  • driver’s license
  • utility bill
  • home insurance 
  • property tax bill

GET HELP COMPLETING PRE-ENROLMENT

Talk to your child’s current school principal if you:

  • don’t know the password for your parent SchoolZone account
  • need help signing in to SchoolZone
  • have a question about completing pre-enrolment in SchoolZone
  • need a paper form instead

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