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    The online registration system (REGISTRATION GATEWAY) streamlines the process in a user-friendly way that promotes greater efficiency, organization, and records management.  The system can be accessed anywhere that supports an internet connection. 

    2017-2018 School Year

    To help us better serve you, please register well BEFORE school starts. Don't delay. Register today!


    1. You are considered a "NEW STUDENT to BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS" if you:

    • are transferring from a school not in the Birmingham City Schools District.
    • are enrolling for any Birmingham City School for the first time.
    • have always been home schooled and are going to attend any Birmingham City School for the first time.

    2. You are considered a "CURRENT OR RETURNING STUDENT" if you:

    • are returning to the same school for the next school year.

    Registration Dates
    Who Should Register?

    March 1 - March 25


    Current School Students (K-12 Returning To The ‘SAME’ School)

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    April 3 - April 14 


    Kindergarten Students


    Register Now!


    June 1 - June 15 


    New Students: 

    • New to a Building
    • New Middle or High
    • New to the District


    Register Now!



    Question: School won't start until August, so why can't I wait to register then?
    Answer: To better serve parents/guardians and our 24,000 students, we strongly encourage everyone to register early so that we may better serve you and help get your children ready for a productive school year.
    Question: I don't have a computer,  How do I register my child?
    Answer: Schools will announce certain days when they will provide computer lab assistance at their locations. Please check with your school and ask about days and times.  

    Question: May I do online registration on my cell phone or iPad?
    Answer: Yes. You may register with any device that has an internet connection.

    Question: I'm still having trouble with online registration. What do I need to do?
    Answer:  Please email for assistance.
    Call your child's school from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

    Question: What type of school supplies will my child need for the fall?
    Answer: Please check with your child's school for a list.  

    Question: Will there be a registration fee for my child?
    Answer: Different schools have different registration fees. Please check with your school.  There is no cost to do the online registration (see What if I miss the registration deadlines .. below).


    Question: When do I register my child if I wish to request a Transfer?


    Answer:  Parents who request a "Transfer" (including current transfer students who must apply for a transfer yearly) must register during the last week of July, if approved. 


    Rationale: We must ensure that we do not create overcrowded classrooms or schools.  Zoned students must have first priority.



    Question: What if I miss the registration deadlines?

    Answer: Current BCS students must register during the specified timelines.