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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.



Resident students can attend their designated school if they make their selection no later than 4 p.m. on April 14, 2023However, 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.


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.


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

Online Learning

Families of Grade 1–12 students who would like their child to learn online can register or pre-enrol at Argyll Centre. Students will be accepted as long as there is room in the desired class or program. Kindergarten is only available in person. Learn more about online learning in Edmonton Public Schools.


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.


Sign in to SchoolZone between 9 a.m. on March 6 and 4 p.m. on April 14, 2023 to select your child’s preferred school for the 2023–24 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


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.


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


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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