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Frederick County Public Schools Opens Online Enrollment for New Students

Online enrollment is open for students NEW to Frederick County Public Schools!

Parents may enroll their child in FCPS by creating an account here in English or here in Spanish.

Additional information is online at https://www.fcps.org/student-services/enrolling-a-student

All new enrollments, including pre-kindergarten (pre-k) and kindergarten, occur online in a secure virtual environment.

Those enrolling a child also upload required documents and photo identification online.

Required enrollment documents are as follows:

For immunization and health records, provide BOTH of the following:
-Department of Health and Mental Hygiene form 896 Immunization Certificate and
-Documentation of a recent physical exam, recorded on the Maryland Schools Record of Physical Examination

For proof of date of birth, provide ONE of the following:
-birth certificate
-physician’s certificate
-hospital certificate
-baptismal or church certificate
-parent’s affidavit
-passport/visa

For proof of residency, provide ONE of the following:
-current property tax bill
-current rental bill
-current utility bill for water, gas, or electric

Also provide the parent/guardian photo ID.

Pre-kindergarten

The FCPS pre-kindergarten program is a state-funded program for 4-year-old children who meet the following eligibility requirements:
-Child must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current school year
-Child must reside in Frederick County 

Children whose families qualify under the Free and Reduced-Price Meals income guidelines and children who are homeless or in foster care receive automatic placement into the pre-kindergarten program. Enrollment is still required; please use the links here for English or here for Spanish.

Otherwise, applying for an FCPS public pre-kindergarten program, regardless of the time of year, DOES NOT automatically guarantee enrollment. Every attempt is made to provide space for as many children as possible, but because of funding restrictions, spaces are limited. In order for an application to be considered, all appropriate information must be completed and accompanied by ALL required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be processed and may affect a child’s placement.

For more information about eligibility and applications for prekindergarten, please visit https://www.fcps.org/academics/prekindergarten.

Inclusive Pre-K Peer Applications

FCPS offers a unique pre-kindergarten program in inclusive special education classes. These classes are available at 14 FCPS locations and educate all students using pre-academic standards while implementing Individualized Education Plans for eligible children who have been identified with a disability. 

Inclusive Pre-K classes are available for 3- and 4-year old students who will attend half-day sessions. Students must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, and transportation is not provided. Students may attend any school location, regardless of residence.

The application process is open, and students will be selected via an FCPS lottery process. Please visit https://www.fcps.org/student-services/enrolling-a-student for details. There is one application for Hillcrest Elementary and a separate application for the remaining 13 schools.

Families that speak a language other than English or who have children that speak a language other than English:
Please call the FCPS International Office at 240-236-8761 (or for Spanish 240-236-8762) to be directed to the appropriate person for registration.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Families interested in learning more about the process of applying for early entrance to kindergarten:
Please see updates and application information at https://www.fcps.org/academics/kindergarten-early-entrance

For more information about enrolling students, please visit
https://www.fcps.org/student-services/enrolling-a-student.

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