ENROLLING A STUDENT
The Elizabethtown Area School District utilizes an online application process to enroll new students. This process is only for students not currently enrolled in the District. Students in grades K-12 transferring between schools within the district do not need to complete an enrollment application but do need to follow the Change of Address process. To use this form, you must first have an active email account. Once you complete and submit your form, the registrar will contact you via phone or email to review your student’s online registration form. Keep in mind that the information you enter will be transmitted to food service, transportation, nursing services, and your child’s building. As such, the accuracy when completing this form is crucial to ensure a smooth start to your Elizabethtown experience. Prior to using the online application process, families are advised to have the required documents (see below) available to upload to the application.
The district will proceed with the registration of your child only if the below-mentioned required documents and a completed online registration form are submitted electronically to the Student Registration Office. It typically takes a minimum of three (3) days before your child can begin school once the online form and required documentation are received and finalized. Please be aware the District cannot proceed with your registration unless all of the above documents are presented. If you do not have a copy of the immunization record, you will need to obtain this from either your family physician or your previous school district. Your documents can be faxed to the Student Registration Office at 717-361-1842.
Required Registration Information:
- Immunization Record. A list of immunization requirements can be found on our website.
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Proof of Residency in the Elizabethtown Area School District. A list of accepted documents for proof of residency can be found by CLICKING HERE. We require two forms.
- Photo Identification of the parent/guardian (driver’s license or state-issued ID only)
Requested Registration information:
- Copy of most recent report card from the last school attended
- Unofficial transcript for high school students along with class schedule
- Custody paperwork if you would like to share this with the school
- Documents from the previous school such as IEP, ER, NOREP, GIEP, and 504 Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
How old must my child be to enroll in the Elizabethtown Area School District?
To be eligible for enrollment in Elizabethtown Area schools, students must reside within the boundaries of the Elizabethtown Area School District and have attained the chronological age of five (5) years by August 31.
What is the compulsory school age in Pennsylvania?
The compulsory school age in Pennsylvania requires all students to begin school no later than age 6 and attend school until age 18 or until graduation.
I'm thinking about buying or building a house in the school district and want to know what primary elementary school my child would attend?
You should call the registration office at 717-361-4893 or the business office at 717-367-1521 to confirm your child’s elementary building based on your anticipated address. Real estate agents may not have the most up-to-date school boundary zones, so please take a moment to call us.