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Attention Parents:

An online application must be submitted before your appointment takes place. If you have not already done so, please complete your application using our online application process. Cell phones/devices are not recommended! If you do not have access to a laptop/desktop computer, please enter "APPT" for your application number and arrive to your appointment 30 minutes early to use a laptop at Central Registration Center.

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Student Enrollment Requirements

We are excited to have you join our school district. Effingham County Schools registers all students, new to Effingham County or those off roll for 10+ days, at our Central Registration Center. Students transferring from one Effingham County School to another without missing 10+ consecutive days of school may directly report to the new school without going through Central Registration.

The following SIX* documents are required for registering new students in Effingham County. 

Birth Certificate 

  • Certified copy of student’s original birth certificate OR
  • Other acceptable evidence of age as specified in Effingham County BOE Policy JBC: School Admissions 

Social Security Card*

Georgia Immunization Form

  • For children aged 4+ 


Ear, Eye, Dental, and Nutrition Form

  • For children aged 4+  

Proof of Residency

  • Current (within 30 days) utility bill such as water, electric, landline phone, or cable bill with physical address of residence. Cell phone bills or mortgage statements are not accepted.
  • Lease must include all utilities 

Parent ID

  • Photo ID of the parent/guardian registering the child

Additional Documents

The following documents should be provided when applicable:

  • Most recent report card and current transcript from last school attended.
  • Documentation of any health concerns or allergies of which the school should be aware.
  • Custody or guardianship papers issued by the court if student lives with anyone other than the natural parents, as listed on the birth certificate.
  • Any court orders that prevent or limit access of a parent to the child or the child’s educational records.
  • Any restraining orders or other legal documents specifically limiting the access of any individual to the student(s) being enrolled. 


Call Central Registration if you have questions/concerns about Proof of Residency: 912-754-2530



*Parent may elect to sign a form at the time of registration stating the individual does not wish to provide the social security number, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-150. 


**If the family is living in the household with someone else who has proof of residency in his/her name, you must submit a Family Residency Affidavit. This is a notarized document signed by the homeowner stating that the parent and child(ren) live in the house with him/her. This must be submitted along with valid proof of residency.  Both the parent / legal guardian and the person the family is living with must come to the Center at the time of registration to have this statement notarized.