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New Student Registration


Schools start accepting new student registrations for the next school year on February 2, 2021. Students who are new to the Division register for school. Students currently enrolled at a Division school, including those moving to junior high and high school, pre-enrol on SchoolZone.

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

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE

Whether you register early or right before 4 p.m. on April 15, your child’s chance of attending a school or program remains the same. Schools review all registrations after April 15, and registrations are not first-come, first-served.

STEP 1: GET ORGANIZED 

You will need to provide your preferred school with documents confirming:

  • the address for the student’s parent/guardian
  • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship status and birthdate (see examples below)

STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS

Before you register, it’s important to have your documents ready. You will need to upload the documents to complete and submit your registration.

If you are using a computer, have a scanned image of each document saved on your computer.

If you are using a mobile device, you can take photos of your required documents as you fill out the form. 

STEP 3: REVIEW AND COMPLETE THE DIGITAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM

You can only register at one school. To submit your digital student registration form online, you will need to: 

  • upload your documents
  • provide an electronic signature 
  • enter your email address (this helps us confirm your identity and allows us to send you a copy of the completed form)

There is no option to save your progress. Once you start, we recommend finishing the form. 

Need help using the digital student registration form? Submit a request to get help or call (780) 429-8232.

EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTED DOCUMENTATION

If you’re not sure which documents to provide, contact your preferred school.


 LEGAL PROOF OF YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND AGE


CONFIRMATION OF ADDRESS

  • Canadian provincial birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship document
  • passport
  • student study permit
  • confirmation of a permanent residence document

If the documents don’t confirm your child’s citizenship or status, parents may be asked to provide citizenship immigration documents (e.g., work permit, study permit or citizenship card or certificate). Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

  • driver's license
  • utility bill
  • property tax bill
  • banking, financial or insurance documents


In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 

AFTER YOU REGISTER

Once you submit a completed and signed digital student registration form: 

  • the form and supporting documents are sent securely to the school to review 
  • you will receive an email confirming the form has been submitted
  • the school will contact you if they need more information (this does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school)
  • the school will confirm if your child is enrolled

OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER

If you are unable to register online, use the print version of the student registration form. You can mail or drop off your completed registration form and supporting documents to the school. You should confirm safe drop-off and pick-up measures with the school.

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