School Registration

Registration for new students 

All new K-12 students register at their neighborhood school. You can find your neighborhood school on the School Locator web page.

Note: Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, kindergarten students must be five and first-grade students must be six on or before Oct. 1. (Superintendent's Policy JEB). Learn more about kindergarten registration here.

Online registration is available for NEW students 

NEW K-12 students registering at their neighborhood school for the 2020-21 school year can register online.  

  • If you have questions about registration, please call the school your child will be attending.

Registration for PSD students moving to a new school

  • Current PSD students who are moving to a new school should contact their current school to withdraw and their new school to register. Students moving from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school do not have to contact their schools. Please note that online registration is only for students who are new to PSD. 
  • Fifth grade students will be pre-registered at their neighborhood feeder middle school in February. Fifth grade students will visit feeder middle schools in April. 
  • Eighth grade students will be registered at their neighborhood feeder high school. Contact each high school for registration details.
  • Fifth grade and eighth grade students wishing to attend a middle or high school outside their attendance area (or for a program continuation), must submit a School Choice application.


Transitions to middle and high school

PSD has special orientation days to help students new to middle or high school transition into their new school and routine.

Fifth graders visit their middle school in April and then as incoming sixth graders, attend a special orientation at the start of the school year. Schools also have programs that pair sixth graders with an upperclassman "buddy" to help them learn the ropes during the transition.

High schools have special orientations for incoming ninth graders with upper class mentors available to guide new students. Please contact individual schools for details about the programs.