MY GUIDE > How to Enroll Your Child in a Texas Public School

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The enrollment 1-2-3

Here are the three basic steps to enroll your child in a Texas public school, plus some other good things to know:
1. Use Google or another search tool to find the public school nearest to your home. This is usually the school your child should attend. Type “nearest public school” in the search box, then use the map to find the school nearest your home.

2. Call the school. Explain where you live and your child’s age and ask them to confirm that they are the right school.

3. Visit the school to start the enrollment process. Bring your child’s immunization records (or an immunization waiver or "exclusion" from the Department of State Health Services) and birth certificate, or other proof of identity and residency.

Learn more about Enrolling Your Child in School.