To find out which school your child will attend, visit the School Locator.

To enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools, the child must reside in Henrico County with a parent or court-appointed legal custodian. View our residency policy (PDF) | Pautas de residencia (PDF).

See information about school assignments and variances.

First-time or transferring elementary students are required to submit a comprehensive physical exam. The physical must be performed no earlier than 12 months before the date the student enters school. Print the School Entrance Health form (PDF).

If you have questions, please contact the school your child will attend.

General Enrollment Requirements for All Students

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires the following for your child to be eligible to attend public school:

            • Certified birth certificate  (must be a certified copy)
            • Immunization requirements
                      • Documentation indicating that the child has received the required immunizations must be provided. Please review the School and Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements (available from the Virginia Department of Health) for a list of the required immunizations.

The attending school must have a copy of the completed physical and immunizations, signed by health-care provider, at time of enrollment or before starting school.

            • Proof of legal residency – Deed, house contract (closing date less than 90 days), current lease agreement, current mortgage statement, or most recent tax assessment, along with current (no more than 30 days old) utility bill and picture ID. The picture ID can be a driver’s license, DMV ID or military ID. In the case of families living with other families, please contact the school for Proof of Legal Residency Address Affidavit forms and requirements. Copies of each residency document will be maintained in the student’s file. The school shall redact (block out) personal information of the parent not necessary to document residency, including rent or mortgage amounts, bank balances and account numbers. All other information shall remain unaltered. What is required for residency depends on your living situation. Please refer to the following policy and regulation for specifics and what is required for your particular living situation. P6-03-002 Entrance Requirements/Documentation and R6-03-002 VERIFYING RESIDENCY/REPORTING ADDRESS CHANGES. You can access the above mentioned policy and regulation by using the link:http://webapps.henrico.k12.va.us/policy/chapter.asp

Parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools are required to report an address change to every Henrico County school in which they have a child enrolled within 10 school days of the move. They must report this address change by completing and submitting the “Student Change Form” for each student, as well as providing the required residency documentation to each respective school.

          • Other considerations for parents
                    • Only a natural parent, adoptive parent, court appointed legal custodian or a person with a military power of attorney may enroll a child. (Nonmilitary or traditional powers of attorney are not acceptable.)
                    • A foster parent may enroll a child with the consent of the child’s legal custodian. Foster parents enrolling children in their care must present at enrollment a copy of the court order that identifies the child’s legal custodian.
                    • If your child currently receives special education services, bring a copy of his or her current IEP or 504 plan.

Grades K-5

    • Kindergarten students must be age 5 by Sept. 30 of the current school year.
    • First-time or transferring students are required to submit a comprehensive physical exam. Pupils entering elementary school for the first time must have a physical exam from a U.S.-qualified licensed physician, a licensed physician assistant or a licensed nurse practitioner acting under the supervision of a licensed physician. The physical must be performed no earlier than 12 months prior to the date such pupil enters school.
    • Helpful, but not required:
        • Withdrawal papers from last school attended
        • Copy of last report card
    • All students transferring to schools from other school divisions in Virginia or from out-of-state must meet certain state medical requirements, and documentation must be presented before the children may attend school.

Grades 6-12

    • First-time or transferring students must submit a recent transcript. Your new school will request a transcript.
    • Tdap: Effective July 1, 2014, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the sixth grade.
    • Helpful, but not required:
        • Withdrawal papers from last school attended
        • Copy of last report card
    • All students transferring to schools from other school divisions in Virginia or from out-of-state must meet certain state medical requirements, and documentation must be presented before the children may attend school.