New Student Registration
We offer families a wealth of choices suited to student’s individual interests, talents and abilities. Choices range from neighborhood schools and choice programs focused on themed curriculum, such as the performing arts and STEM to fundamental schools and career focused high school programs. Our school district also offers a wide array of extracurricular programs from nationally recognized athletics and band programs to foreign language clubs and STEM academies.
As the seventh largest district in the state, one of our strengths is the diversity of our nearly 122,000 prekindergarten through adult education students. We have nearly 150 schools including K-12, adult education centers and our own virtual school. Many of these schools feature at least one of our 70 choice programs.
Whether your child is entering kindergarten or your family is new to our school district, thank you for making Pinellas County Schools your first choice for your child’s education.If you have questions about the registration process, contact Student Assignment at (727) 588-6210.
To register for kindergarten, children must:
- Be 5 years old on or before Sept.1
- Be able to show proof of residency (home address)
- Have a Florida Certificate of Immunization (shots record)
- Have a physical examination certificate: List of locations offering free or low cost school physicals for uninsured residents.
Please contact your zoned school for a complete listing of the school's kindergarten open houses and events. For more information about kindergarten registration,watch this preparing for kindergarten video.
New Student Registration ProcessIMPORTANT - New students in kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade who enroll in Pinellas County Schools will be assigned to a zoned school. All other new students will be assigned to their zoned school on a space-available basis.
STEP 1: Find Your Zoned SchoolParents will first need to find their child’s zoned school by using the School Zone Locator or calling Student Assignment, (727) 588-6210.
STEP 2: Reserve a SeatTo reserve a seat at a zoned school, use the online Student Reservation System (SRS) located on the district website, www.pcsb.org. You can use any computer, including a school computer, to reserve a seat. To use the Student Reservation System, you will need a PCS Portal User ID and password. To get a new PCS Portal User ID and password, visit any school. Make sure to bring a valid ID (Driver's License, State ID card, Passport/Visa, Military ID or Green Card). If you already have a User ID and password for another child, you do not have to obtain new ones.
STEP 3: RegisterRequired Documents:Birth certificate or other proof of identity/age:
Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Students must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have completed kindergarten to attend grade 1. All students new to Pinellas County Schools must present proof of identity/age. For other items that may be accepted as legal evidence of birth, call your child’s assigned school.
Proof of residency:
Present two of the following items: utility bill for power, water, cable, sewer or land based telephone (not cellular); rental agreement or lease; closing document; Pinellas County tax statement with homestead exemption. The items must be recent and contain the name of the parent/guardian and service address on them.
If you do not have two of these items in the name of the parent or guardian, you must complete an Affidavit of Residency. It must be completed, notarized on both sides and submitted with two of the items listed in the name of the person with whom you reside and who is listed on the affidavit.
Child’s Social Security number:
School system personnel are required to ask for this, but students are not required to have them.
Child’s most recent report card:
This is for students entering grades 1-12. If available, the report card should include the school’s address and phone number.Florida Certificate of Immunization:
All new students entering school in Florida for the first time must have a completed Florida Certificate of Immunization (DOH 680) appropriate for their grade level.
Physical examination certificate:
All new students entering school in Florida for the first time must have a school health examination certificate signed by a licensed examiner (certificate must have been issued within 12 months prior to enrollment/registration).
A recent Individual Education Plan (IEP):
If the student participates in exceptional student education, he or she must have an IEP.Downloadable Required Documents List (PDF file)