NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.
CURRENT DIVISION STUDENTS PRE-ENROL
You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.
If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.
CHOOSING A SCHOOL
Resident students can attend their designated school if they make their selection no later than 4 p.m. on April 14, 2023. However, 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.
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 14, your child’s chance of attending a school or program remains the same. Schools review all registrations after April 14, 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
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.
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.
- how to get help using the digital student registration form
- important dates and deadlines
- factors to consider when choosing a school
- school open houses
- entrance criteria schools
- transitioning to high school
- random selection
- the Growth Control Model
- lottery process
- closed boundaries
- applying for yellow bus service