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. Hear what families are saying about Pinellas County Schools.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: Register