Jennifer D. Andreu, Administrative Director
Federal & State Compliance Office
Admission, Registration and Immunization Requirements
All children who have attained the age of six (6) years or who will have attained the age of six (6) years by February 1st of any school year, or who are older than six (6) years of age but have not attained the age of sixteen (16) years, except as otherwise provided in Florida law, are required to attend school regularly during the entire school term. All children enrolling in a District school shall meet the immunization requirements in F.S.1003.22, and provide evidence of a physical examination.
School Board Policy 5112 - Entrance Requirements establishes the admission and registration requirements for students entering school. The following documents and forms are to be provided upon initial registration:
Documents needed at time of Registration
- Original birth certificate, certificate of baptism, insurance policy, religious record, passport, or Affidavit of Age (FM-4681)
- Verification of age and legal name
- Proof of a physical examination by an approved health care provider including a tuberculosis clinical screening, appropriate follow-up, and a certificate of immunization
- Two (2) verification of parent/legal current residence (address) such as Broker’s or attorney’s Statement or purchase of residence, properly executed lease, utility receipt, or Statement of
Bonafide Residence (FM-7444)
Forms needed at time of Registration
Students transferring from out of state, other districts in Florida, or who are foreign born, must adhere to the same admission and entrance requirements for registration.
All students are assigned to attend the school in the district where their parents/legal guardians reside, unless the child has received an assignment to another school through a Parent Choice Parent Choice Student Transfer, or through Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ School Choice & Parental Options. To find your neighborhood’s area schools, you may access www.dadeschools.net, select Schools, Find your Neighborhood School. The Initial Entry Registration Procedures Handbook and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) have been linked for your convenience.
An informational bulletin prepared by the Florida Early Learning Coalition that addresses legislative changes for the 2016-2017 Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) enrollment is linked for your review.