Student Registration

Welcome to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. If you and your family are new to our community, we look forward to enrolling your child/children into our world-class school division. The office staff in every school is able to assist you with registering your child.

What you should bring to register

  • Two proofs of residence/address (lease agreement/mortgage statement and current gas, electric or water bills)
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A physical examination report (for elementary students only)
  • A current immunization records
  • Two current emergency contact phone numbers
  • A previous school report card/progress report (if applicable)

Virginia enrollment requirements

  • A child must be five years old on or before September 30 of the upcoming school year to enroll in kindergarten.
  • A certified birth certificate or affidavit regarding birth for any student being admitted for the first time to any public school.
  • The student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with two proofs of address (lease agreement/mortgage statement and current gas, electric or water bills).
  • A copy of a comprehensive physical examination from a qualified licensed physician or licensed nurse practitioner, performed within the twelve months prior to the date the student enters kindergarten or elementary school. When a physical is completed for first-time entry to kindergarten, the Virginia Form MCH-213G can be used or a similar physical form provided by the healthcare provider. If transferring from another school, school division or from out of state, a copy of such an examination must be in the previous school’s record and available upon request. The need for a physical examination does not apply to pupils entering secondary schools, although this report is often very beneficial.
  • Proof of immunizations for all students entering a public school. Month, day, and year of immunizations must be reflected. Kindergartners, entering school for the first time, must have immunizations verified on either a Virginia Form MCH-213G, public health department form, or an immunization document from a qualified licensed physician or licensed nurse practitioner. For your convenience, directions are available for completing the MCH-213G form.

Required immunizations

  • DPT - A minimum of four doses, with at least one dose on or after the child's fourth birthday.
  • Polio - A minimum of four doses, with at least one dose on or after the child's fourth birthday.
  • Measles (Rubeola) - Two doses of the Measles (Rubeola) vaccine for all students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. The first dose must have been at age 12 months or older; the second dose no sooner than one month after the first dose.
  • Rubella - A minimum of one dose of each administered at 12 months or older. This is usually given in combination with Measles (Rubeola) as the MMR vaccine.
  • Mumps - Two doses of the Mumps vaccine before entering kindergarten. This is usually administered in combination with the Measles (Rubeola) as the MMR vaccine.
  • Hepatitis A - (Effective July 1, 2021 required for all incoming KG students) A minimum of two properly spaced doses. The first dose must be administered at age 12 months or older.
  • Hepatitis B - A series of three vaccines for all students born on or after January 1, 1994. The third dose must not have been given before 24 weeks of age.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - A minimum of two doses before entering kindergarten (effective March 3, 2010) and for new enrolling first through eleventh grade students unless a history of chickenpox disease or lab tests are provided by a licensed qualified physician or licensed nurse practitioner. The first chickenpox dose must have been administered after 12 months of age.
  • Tdap (Booster) - for all rising 7th graders and new enrolling eight-12th graders (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).
  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine –  All 7th grade, 8th grade and rising 12th grade students are required to have at least one dose of the Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine.
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) – Effective, October 1, 2008, a complete series of 3 doses of HPV vaccine is required for females and males. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 6th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at their discretion, may elect for the student not to receive the HPV vaccine. More information...

A student whose immunizations are incomplete may be admitted conditionally, if the student provides documentary proof at the time of enrollment of having received at least one dose of the required immunization(s) accompanied by a schedule for completion of the remaining required dosage(s). At the time of enrollment, ALL immunizations must be as current and as up-to-date as possible. Enrollment and attendance can be delayed if compliance with immunization requirements is not met.

No certificate of iimmunization is required under the following: a) the parent/legal guardian submits a completed and notarized Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption that the immunizations are contrary to religious tenants or practices (form available at school), or b) medical exemption written statement is provided from a physician or licensed nurse practitioner that, in his/her professional judgment, all or part of the immunization requirements are contraindicated.

Questions and the need for further clarification of immunization requirements may be directed to your school nurse or to the Student Health Services Office at 757.263.2025.

Where to get immunizations

Visit your family doctor or for free routine immunizations for children visit the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health. Please call ahead for clinic hours: 757.518.2700.

Military families

School physicals are offered by appointment only through TRI-CARE North Region, 1.866.MIL.HLTH (1.866.645.4584) or at Immunizations can be obtained at Boone Clinic, 757.953.8262 or at Oceana Clinic 757.953.3805. Call for clinic hours. Please have medical records, immunization records, military ID cards and the MCH-213G form with you.

Attendance zones

You can find your assigned elementary, middle or high school by visiting our School Locator/Map Center, which will also provide you with a detailed map of the geographic location for each school. You may also call or email the Office of Demographics and Planning at 757.263.1055.

Registration for all students is conducted at the assigned home school based on your current Virginia Beach address.

What you need for transfers within the school division

  • Two proofs of residence/address (lease agreement and current gas, electric or water bills)
  • A previous school transfer form including immunization record
  • A previous school report card or progress report card as appropriate
  • Two emergency contact phone numbers

Your child's new school will request records from the previous school.

Additional information by school-level