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2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration Opens March 6, 2023

March 1st, 2023

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins March 6, 2023. Parents/guardians of children who will be five on or before September 1, 2023, must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.

To begin the enrollment process, complete the online registration form. While completing the online registration form, you can also upload the required documents. Your child’s school will contact you to schedule a meeting to complete the registration process. During this meeting, you will be asked to verify parental relationships and submit any additional required documentation.

If your child is of age to attend kindergarten but you believe that a delay in school attendance is in your child’s best interest, per Board of Education Policy 9000 Implementation Procedures – Student Enrollment, you may exempt them from mandatory school attendance for one year by completing a Kindergarten Waiver form. Following the one-year waiver, you must register your child for kindergarten. Additionally, if your child already is enrolled but you feel that it is in their best interest to be withdrawn from kindergarten, you may file the Kindergarten Waiver form to delay kindergarten attendance until the following school year.

Current HCPSS prekindergarten students do not need to be re-registered for kindergarten because they are already enrolled as an HCPSS student.
Complete information on enrollment in Howard County public schools can be found on our Enrollment page.

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Parents/guardians enrolling students in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year should follow these steps:

Please view these Frequently Asked Questions for additional enrollment information. Further details about getting ready for kindergarten can be found online.