New Student Registration

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    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. Hear what families are saying about Pinellas County Schools.

    If you have questions about the registration process, contact Student Assignment at (727) 588-6210.

    Kindergarten Registration 

    To register for kindergarten, children must:

     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 Process

    IMPORTANT - 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 School

    Parents 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 Seat

    To reserve a seat at a zoned school, use the online Student Reservation System (SRS) located on the district website, 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: Register

    The final step is to visit the assigned school and deliver the Required Documents: Birth certificate or other proof of identity/age, two documents proving residency, Florida Certificate of Immunization, physical examination certificate, child’s most recent report card (for students in grades 1-12), Individual Education Plan (if your child participates in exceptional student education) and Social Security number (optional).