Register for School


Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAt Metro Nashville Public Schools, we do our best to make registering for school as simple as possible. Here we’ll take you through exactly what you need to do to register your child for school, organized by grade-level. However, regardless of grade level, registration for MNPS will require the same basic documents.

How to Register for MNPS

Use the Online Portal: We strongly encourage families to register new or returning students through the . On the portal, you can:

  • Apply for a Student Identification Number

    • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOnce you have a Student ID, you can begin the process of applying for Pre-K, Kindergarten, an optional school or registering for your student’s zoned school.

  • Register for school

  • Upload required documents

This process can be completed on computers and smart phones.
An email address is necessary to begin the application. Families can call their nearest Enrollment Center for assistance.

Can’t Register Online?

Beginning June 24: Contact your nearest Enrollment Center to make an appointment if you cannot register online.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAppointments can be made by calling or emailing the preferred Enrollment Center location.

  • No walk-in appointments are available.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSMasks are required.

  • Please do not visit an Enrollment Center if you have any symptoms of COVID 19.

  • Temperatures will be taken at Enrollment Centers.

  • Only one parent/guardian should be present for registration.

  • Only one visitor is allowed inside at a time - and please only bring small children if childcare is not available


Do You Need a Translator to Help You Register for School Online, or Speak a Language other than English at Home?

Contact the English Learners office at (615) 259-8608 or email ELreg@mnps.org if you:

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSneed a translator to help you get to register for school

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSspeak a language other than English at home

Regardless of what language you speak at home, student identification numbers are assigned by the Enrollment Center.

See more information about the English Learners office further down on the webpage.


YOU CAN NOW APPLY FOR A STUDENT ID ONLINE 

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSVisit our and follow instructions to upload the following documents:

The following documents must be uploaded for processing:

  • Photo ID of parent or guardian

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSChild’s birth certificate

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSCurrent Proof of Residence

  • If your child will be in grades K to 12, you also will need a Tennessee Immunization Record.

This process can be completed on computers and smart phones.
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAn email address is necessary to begin the application. Families can call their nearest Enrollment Center for assistance.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOnce you have a Student ID, you can begin the process of applying for Pre-K, Kindergarten, an optional school or registering for your student’s zoned school.


Documents You Need To Register For MNPS:

Applying for Pre-K? See the section below.

  1. Student Registration Packet for 2020-2021 - See the sidebar on this webpage for packet downloads.

  2. Record Of Birth (birth certificate, passport, visa, I-94, etc.)

  3. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSImmunization/Vaccination Record (on a Tennessee Certificate of Immunization form)

  4. Photo identification of the parent or guardian (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.)

  5. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSProof of Residency (lease, mortgage statement, utility bill, etc.)

    1. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSDocument must be in parent/guardian name and dated within the last 30 days.

  6. Recent Transcript/Report Card (optional)

  7. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSchool Physical


APPLYING For Pre-K

MNPS currently is accepting Pre-K applications for the 2020-21 school year and applicants will be placed as vacancies occur.

Our process for Pre-K is distinct from any of our higher grade-levels. There are eligibility requirements that must be considered, including immunization and school physical requirements, and a separate application.

In addition to the documents required for MNPS registration, Pre-K requires these documents:

Additional Documents Required For Pre-K Registration:

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSProof of Income, which could include:

    • 1040 Form (make sure child’s name is listed)

    • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSFamily First Case Number (from Department of Human Services)

    • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSFood Stamp Number (also from Department of Human Services)

Age Requirements

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSA child must be 4-years-old on, or before, August 15, 2020 to apply for MNPS Pre-K for the 2020-21 school year.

An MNPS Student Identification Number is required to apply for Pre-K.

Visit our  to obtain a Student ID number, if you don’t already have one.
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSWhen you a receive a Student ID number, complete and submit an online Pre-K application. Application is below.


Registering For School

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSMNPS different enrollment centers across the district in convenient locations. These enrollment centers operate from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSIn order to register your child for school at an MNPS school, register online or make an appointment at an enrollment center.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSBefore you schedule your child’s pre-school-year doctor’s appointment, be sure that you double check the Immunizations Requirements of your child’s school.

For Kindergarten families: All rising Kindergarten students register for MNPS, even they attended MNPS Pre-K last year. Families can register online or make an appointment at an enrollment center.


Registering For A School Outside Your Zone

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSMNPS, as a default, will assign children to schools based on zones. This means that the school your child is automatically assigned to depends entirely on your address. However, if you would prefer your child attend a different school than the one corresponding to your zone, you have the option to fill out an external application (we call these “optional applications”) and apply to the school of your choosing. Your eligibility to apply to schools outside your zone depends upon the space available in those schools. MNPS also runs a number of charter schools that you may apply to at any time.


Registering For English Learners


Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSIf English is not the first language for you and your family, your child should be enrolled in our English Learners Program.

In Person: You can register in person beginning July 6, 2020 by making an appointment. Call 615-259-8608 or email ELreg@mnps.orgBắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS for a registration appointment. We are not able to take any walk-ins. 

Call or Email: If a language other than English is spoken at home, and you need a translator call 615-259-8608 for an appointment. 

Important: To keep us all safe from COVID-19, masks must be worn in our offices and we ask that only one guardian per family come to our office to register students.

Once your child has been registered for the EL program, your entire family will be eligible to participate in the wide variety of programs we offer to EL familiesBắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS. If you have any questions, you can read our Frequently Asked Questions below, or call us directly at the number listed above.

Enrolling from other High Schools in the United States: Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSEnglish Learner high school students enrolling in Metro Nashville Public Schools from a United States high school will enrolled in the last grade completed or attended at previous school.

Enrolling from an International School:

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAll International students enrolling in Metro Nashville Public Schools will be placed in the 9th grade until transcripts are reviewed and evaluated.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSUpon evaluation of the student transcripts for high school equivalents, the EL office will provide course placement recommendations to the school in which the student is enrolled.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSInternational students without official transcripts, or who do not have access to transcripts, will be placed in 9th grade and will take the required courses until they complete the MNPS graduation requirements.


Withdrawing from School

To withdraw a student from school, please call or email an Enrollment Center.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSParent photo ID is required.


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