Student Enrollment and Registration

All Dearborn Public Schools enrollments can be started online through our pre-enrollment form.  Many kindergarten through 12th grade enrollments can be completed online by submitting required paperwork electronically.  Enrollment is not complete until all paperwork is received.  Those who need to submit physical paperwork will need to visit the Administrative Service Center at 18700 Audette, Dearborn, MI in Room 5, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Please call (313) 827-3005 for an appointment or more information.  

Please note, only children living with a parent or legal guardian in the Dearborn Public School District are allowed to enroll. The exceptions are kindergarten through high school students in Wayne County interested in enrolling in our online-only Virtual K-12 School or incoming 9th graders interested in the Henry Ford Early College.

Online Pre-Enrollment

Online pre-enrollment allows you to type in much of the information we will need about your child.  It saves you (and us) paperwork and time if you come to the Administrative Service Center (ASC).  You may still need to make an appointment to visit ASC and submit the paperwork listed in the Enrollment and Address Verification Check-Off below.  The other forms below are not needed if you complete the online pre-enrollment.

Please note – Instead of coming to ASC, high school students are encouraged to complete enrollment at their high school so a counselor can review their transcript and assist with class placement.  Call the high school to schedule an appointment.

Similarly, parents registering kindergarten students in spring for the next school year should complete the paperwork at their elementary school, which may have building-specific information to share with parents.  Please call the school before coming to register.

Prefer paper?

Enrollment packets are available for pick up at all the schools and the ASC.  However, all that information will need to be submitted at the ASC, along with the documents listed in the Enrollment and Address Verification Check Off sheet listed below.  Please call the school or ASC before coming to get or return paperwork.

Find your school

Check out our enrollment maps to see our school boundaries and figure out your child’s elementary, middle and high schools. For any questions, call Student Services at (313) 827-3005.

Preschool enrollment

Are you looking to enroll your child in district preschool?  Dearborn Public Schools offers free Great Start Readiness Preschool for four-year old students who qualify and paid preschool for three and four year olds. Both programs are offered at several locations.  Enrollment for our preschool programs is handled separately.  Learn more about GSRP requirements and enrollment through the Cotter School website and learn more about our paid preschool options here

Parents of kindergarten students:

For the current school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on September 1st.

Parents need to fill out a Kindergarten Waiver (see files below) if their child will turn 5 between September 2 and December 1 and the parent/guardian wants to enroll the child in a Young 5s or regular kindergarten program for the following school year. To enroll in the Y5 program, the parent or legal guardian must notify the school district in writing no later than June 1st before the beginning of the school year that he or she intends to enroll the child in kindergarten. If a child becomes a resident of the school district after June 1st, the child’s parent or legal guardian may enroll the child in Young 5s (depending on space) or kindergarten for that school year if the parent or legal guardian submits this written notification to the school district no later than August 15th before the beginning of that school year. A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian of a child that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child’s age or other factors. However, regardless of this recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten.