Dr. David C. Mosely
Superintendent of Schools

(229) 431-1285

How to Register Your Child for School

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When and Where to Register

Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to be enrolled in kindergarten for the current school year.

Children who will be six years old on or before September 1 are of legal age to be enrolled in first grade for the current school year. Students presently enrolled in kindergarten in the Dougherty County School System do NOT need to register for the first grade.

Parents should register children at the school in their zone which houses the child's grade level. Personnel are available at the schools to register students between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need assistance determining which school your child should attend, please call the Transportation Department at 431-1265.

Documents Required for Registration

When registering your child for school, parents/guardians will need to provide:

  • Certified copy of the child's birth certificate
  • Child's Georgia Immunization Certificate*
  • Child's Georgia Eye, Ear, and Dental Screening Certificate*
  • Social Security number or waiver (notify registrar if waiver is needed)
  • Proof of Residency (one item from the list below)
    Copy of mortgage statement/payment - dated with name and address
    -- Copy of rental agreement - must include the names of all people living in the house, the name of the lease holder/company, expiration date, signature or a mortgage agreement
    -- Copy of utility bill, telephone bill, or cable bill - name and address must appear on statement; the utility company will provide written verification.
    -- Copy of homeowner's insurance policy/receipt - must be dated and show name and address.
    -- Income tax form with address on it - current year only.
  • State photo ID of LEGAL parent/guardian
  • Proof of custody/guardianship if person other than the natural parent is registering the child. Legal proof of guardianship is needed (i.e., court documents or DFACS papers).
  • Withdrawal form, discipline report, transcript or final report card from previous year.

*Immunization and Eye, Ear, and Dental Screening Certificates are available from your family physician, pediatrician, or at the Dougherty County Health Department, 1710 S. Slappey Blvd. THE DOUGHERTY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PHONE NUMBER IS 430-6300. HOURS ARE 8:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M., MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY; 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY.

Children born after 1992 are required to have a HEP B injection. Students entering sixth grade must have an adult tetanus shot and a meningitis injection for their immunization records to be up-to-date.

To make appointments for screenings or immunizations, call the Dougherty County Health Department at 430-6300.


Dougherty County School System
200 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701
(229) 431-1264

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The Dougherty County School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability.