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Your Zoned School?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 YearTo help us better serve you, please register well BEFORE school starts. Don't delay. Register today!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:
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 DatesWho Should Register?
New to a Building
- New Middle or High
- New to the District
Current School Students (K-12 Returning To The ‘SAME’ School)
June 1 - June 15
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?OrCall 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.