896bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201RCRDapproved/DCPS/Channel DetailsEnroll in a School796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____Enroll in a School12475440000001301544000000mrapoportDCPSEnrollment and Registration - Forms, Information, Out-of-BoundaryEnroll, Child, enrollment, formsHere, you can find all the information and forms you need to enroll your child in school.<p style=" text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/DCPS/Multimedia/Images/Landing Page Images/Large/Landingpage-enrollment.jpg" id="static_file~~"></p> <p>It is time to begin the DCPS enrollment process for the 2011-2012 school year. We continue to work toward making the improvements you have requested and your children deserve.</p> <p>DCPS offers multiple program options for students in all wards, such as the Catalyst arts integration, world languages and culture, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs.</p> <p><a onclick="window.open('http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/In+the+Classroom/How+Students+Are+Assessed/DC+CAS+Results','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/In+the+Classroom/How+Students+Are+Assessed/DC+CAS+Results">Test scores are up</a> and our <a onclick="window.open('http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Programs+by+Grade+Level/Preschool,+Pre-kindergarten,+and+Head+Start','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Programs+by+Grade+Level/Preschool,+Pre-kindergarten,+and+Head+Start">early childhood</a> classrooms continue to expand with the rising demand for seats.</p> <p>For the first time since 1969, DCPS has shown <a onclick="window.open('http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS/Press+Releases+and+Announcements/Press+Releases/DCPS+Enrollment+Up+for+the+First+Time+in+39+Years','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS/Press+Releases+and+Announcements/Press+Releases/DCPS+Enrollment+Up+for+the+First+Time+in+39+Years">overall enrollment increases</a> of close to 1,000 students.</p> <p>I am confident that these and other changes are making DCPS a better school system. Based on positive feedback and increasing awareness of school needs from the last two school years, we?re starting the enrollment process early this year.</p> <p><b>Why is it important to enroll early?</b></p> <p>Early enrollment helps us project the number of students for each school, which allows us to hire the proper number of staff and order the correct number of textbooks and supplies.</p> <p>Ultimately, early enrollment helps facilitate a smooth opening to the 2011-2012 school year. Enrollment at DCPS continues to increase thanks in large part to our efforts at this preemptive process.</p> <p>Recently, you have received an enrollment packet in the mail. <b>Please fill out the forms and bring them to your child?s school as soon as possible.</b></p> <p><b>Families of special education students</b> who receive funds from DCPS to attend non-public schools may return their forms to the Office of Special Education (1200 First St. NE, 9th floor) or to their non-public school.</p> <p>In an effort to make the application easier for families to complete, we have cut the number of pages in the enrollment packet while we continue to work toward a paperless registration. To further assist you in completing the packet, DCPS has provided your family with enrollment forms that already include some of your basic information.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child?s school directly or the DCPS Central Office at 202-442-5885.</p> <p>Thank you for choosing to send your child to one of our schools for the 2011 ? 2012 school year. I look forward to continuing to work with you to meet your child?s learning needs and plan for an engaging school year next year.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>Kaya Henderson<br> Chancellor</p> <p><b>How Do I Get Started?</b></p> <p>? <a onclick="window.open('http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/">Learn about our schools by visiting our school profiles page.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>? <a onclick="window.open('http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Programs+by+Grade+Level','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Programs+by+Grade+Level">You can also explore programs by grade.</a></p> <p>? <a onclick="window.open('http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/In+the+Classroom/Academic+Offerings','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/In+the+Classroom/Academic+Offerings">Learn about specialized programs available in schools</a>.</p> <p>? Fill out your enrollment forms and deliver to your school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>How do I get copies of the enrollment form?</b></p> <p><b>If you are a current DCPS family</b>, you will receive the enrollment form packet by mail in early April 2011.</p> <p><b>If you are new to DCPS,</b> you can obtain copies by visiting your <a onclick="window.open('http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/">school</a> directly or downloading the form online in April 2012.</p> <p>If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact the <a onclick="window.open('http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/help','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/help">Critical Response Team</a> at (202) 478-5738. Team members are standing by to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> <p><b>Helpful links:&nbsp;</b></p>summary-detail3318244f27d8f210VgnVCM1000002905c90aRCRD37687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____/DCPS/Multimedia/Images/Landing Page Images/Large/Landingpage-enrollment.jpgNAimgNA47687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/schoolanchorNA57687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS/Press+Releases+and+Announcements/Press+Releases/DCPS+Enrollment+Up+for+the+First+Time+in+39+Yearsoverall enrollment increasesanchorNA67687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Programs+by+Grade+LevelYou can also explore programs by grade.anchorNA77687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/In+the+Classroom/How+Students+Are+Assessed/DC+CAS+ResultsTest scores are upanchorNA87687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Programs+by+Grade+Level/Preschool,+Pre-kindergarten,+and+Head+Startearly childhoodanchorNA97687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/helpCritical Response TeamanchorNAa7687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/Learn about our schools by visiting our school profiles page.anchorNAb7687afd0fd75310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____796bf79385d56210VgnVCM2000007f6f0201____http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/In+the+Classroom/Academic+OfferingsLearn about specialized programs available in schoolsanchorNA