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How to Register Your Child for School

If your child has never attended an APS school before, you need to enroll him or her using the process outlined below.

Note: You do not have to re-enroll your students when they transition from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school — their current school will register them at their new school.

Meet Requirements for Enrollment

Age requirements:

  • Kindergarten: the student must be 5 years old by 12:01 a.m. on September 1
  • First grade: the student must be 6 years old by 12:01 a.m. on September 1
  • Preschool: Some students under 5 years old may be eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten programs provided by APS or the City of Albuquerque.
    Learn more about preschool and child development

Register Online

ParentVUE Online Registration

Albuquerque Public Schools now uses a self-guided online registration process. To get started, you'll need to create a ParentVUE account.

To make the online registration process smooth and convenient, please have the following information available:

  • Student's Birth Certificate (or Affidavit)
  • Emergency contact phone number(s)
  • Doctor and Dentist office contact information
  • Immunization Card
  • Previous schools address and phone number
  • Proof of address
  • Custodial documentation (if applicable)

Once you log into ParentVUE, you'll be asked to provide new student information including:  

  • Address  
  • Parent/Guardian(s) Name and Contact Information
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Health Information including the name of your healthcare provider, dentist, health conditions and/or medication (if applicable)
  • Immunizations
  • Information Release
  • Language Usage Survey
  • Previous Schools Attended
  • Parent/Guardian Relationships
  • Disciplinary History

Registration for new students cannot be completed until you (as the enrolling parent or guardian) have provided identification in the form of driver's license, passport, ID card or other legal proof of identification. Parent/Guardians will also be required to show a copy of the student's birth certificate showing the enrolling parent's name or proof of custody showing legal guardianship.

Should you have any questions, you can contact your student's school for more information.

Find your school's contact information.

Mandatory fields will be indicated by a red * and will prevent a parent from moving forward until completed. Due to the REAL ID Act of 2005, all Information provided by the parent or guardian should match legal documentation.

Proof of Residency

Families need to provide proof of residency each school year. Among the documents that will be accepted to establish residency is:

  • A current New Mexico Driver's license
  • A deed or mortgage payment receipt
  • A current property tax bill, current lease or housing agreement
  • A current utility bill.

Get additional information regarding proof of residency.

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