Step 1. Determine Student Eligibility
All children enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls. For a child enrolling in first grade, the child must be six years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls. A five-year-old child who has completed a private or public out-of-state kindergarten for the required 450 hours, but has not reached the “school age” requirement shall be allowed to enter the first grade.
For resident children with disabilities who qualify for special education and related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), “school age” begins at the age of three and may continue through the semester in which the student turns 21 years old or receives a regular high school diploma by completing requirements comparable to regular graduation requirements.
Step 2. Verification Requirements
Parents registering their children for the first time in a Boise public school must provide proof of age, identity, District residency and immunizations, unless homeless.
Students who have previously attended school should bring their school records, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Step 3. Find and Contact Your School