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Enrollment Information

Teacher and student working in classroom.Families enrolling new students in the Dysart Unified School District for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year can now register online.  Upon the completion of the online registration, families will need to participate in an enrollment finalization meeting.  Online data will be reviewed and families will be asked to provide hard copies of essential documents. 
 
The Dysart District Office located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise, Arizona, will be open throughout the Summer and enrollment finalization meeting times will be available Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On the week of July 4, enrollment finalization meetings will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 5.  When schools reopen on July 10, the enrollment finalization meetings can take place at local schools.

Parents/guardians must complete the the online registration process to enroll their children in Dysart USD schools.  In addition to completing the online registration process, families will need to bring the following documents to the enrollment finalization meeting:
 
  • Certified copy of birth certificate – Required showing that a student falls within the school district’s minimum and maximum age requirements.  Students must be five (5) years old on or before August 31 of the school year for enrollment in kindergarten and six (6) years of age on or before August 31 of the school year for enrollment into first grade.
    • The birth certificate is also used to verify the correct legal name.  In compliance with federal, state and district guidelines, all students are enrolled using the legal name on the student’s birth certificate UNLESS there has been a court-ordered name change and a photocopy of the legal name change documents are provided at the time of enrollment.
  • Proof of residency – Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) 15-802(b) requires school districts to obtain and maintain verifiable documentation of Arizona Residency upon enrollment in an Arizona public school.  The documentation must be provided each time a student enrolls in a school, and reaffirmed annually.
    • Utility Bill (gas, electric, water)
    • Purchase or Escrow Agreement
    • Lease or Rental Agreement
  • Affidavit of residency – If you are residing in the home of a relative or friend, you must provide an Affidavit of Residency notarized by the owner/renter.  The owner/renter of the home must provide the same proof of residency documentation noted above with the Affidavit.
  • Proof of Immunization – All students entering Arizona public schools are required by law to be immunized.  Proof of immunization or a signed waiver is required at the time of enrollment and must include the name of the person, birth date, type of vaccine administered and the month, day and year of each immunization (A.R.S. 15-828).
  • Legal guardianship or custodial documents – Please provide any legal guardianship and/or custody documents regarding the student.
  • Withdrawal Form – Please provide a withdrawal form from the last school the student attended.
  • Individualized Learning Plan, Evaluation and other related documents – Students receiving special services (special education, gifted, English language learner (ELL), 504 Accommodation Plans) are encouraged to provide copies of documents upon enrollment.
  • Future freshman – Promotion certificate or proof of completion of 8th grade.
  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors new to the district – A withdrawal form with transfer grades and an unofficial transcript should be provided.  Juniors and seniors who have attended an Arizona school may need to provide their AIMS and/or AZMerit scores.
      

The Rights of All Children to Enroll in School

All children in the United States are entitled to a basic public elementary and secondary education regardless of their race, color, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, or the status of their parents/guardians. School districts that either prohibit or discourage children from enrolling in schools because they or their parents/guardians are not U.S. citizens or are undocumented may be in violation of Federal law.

Click one of the links below to find out more facts about enrollment policies:   

Age Limitations 

There are no exceptions to the age limitations stated below.
 
  • Kindergarten – A student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or prior to August 31 in the school year for which you are applying (Arizona Revised Statutes 15-821).
  • First Grade – A student enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years of age on or before August 31 in the school year for which you are applying (Arizona Revised Statutes 15-821).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll my child for school?
As a convenience, parents/guardians can complete the majority of the enrollment process online here.  Once complete, parents will attend an Enrollment Finalization meeting at the school where documents will be submitted and verified.  

Which school will my child attend?      
To determine your child’s home school, refer to the attendance map.  Dysart Unified School District offers parents the opportunity to express their preference for any district school through the open enrollment process.  

What do I do if I can't complete online registration?
If you are unable to register online, you may do so at your local school.  Kiosks will be available for you to register online.