Office of Student Enrollment

Enrolling with CPS is as easy as 1, 2, 3….

Step 1: Complete the Registration Packet You can complete and print the fillable forms found here or you can pick up the entire packet from the nearest school. Set aside plenty of time for this task. There is a lot of information we need to know about your student!
Step 2: Gather your additional documentation. In addition to your registration packet, you will need the following items:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Proof of residency – electric, gas, or water bill showing usage within the last 30 days
  • Custody or court orders – if applicable
  • Foster care information form – if applicable
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) – if applicable
Step 3: Visit Your Child's School You can walk in or call to make an appointment with the enrollment secretary who can help answer any questions you may have and ensure your packet is complete.

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Please contact this office at 757-547-0545 for information concerning:

  • Requirements for enrolling students in Chesapeake Public Schools
  • Residency
  • Filing for home instruction or religious exemption from compulsory attendance
  • Homelessness or Foster Care
  • Truancy and school attendance
  • Foreign exchange students

What supports are in place for homeless students under Title I?

Title I, Part A includes specific requirements for collaboration with McKinney-Vento programs to serve homeless children and youth. Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides financial assistance through SEAs to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of low-income children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cassandra Brooks, Chesapeake Public Schools’ Homeless Liaison, at 547-0545 or email .

What supports are in place for foster care students under Title I?

The foster care provisions of Title I, Part A of the ESSA emphasize the importance of collaboration  and joint decision-making between child welfare agencies and educational agencies.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Cassandra Brooks, Chesapeake Public School’s Foster Care Liaison, at 757-547-0545 or email .

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information on Title I, please contact Federal Programs at 757-547-1183 or email