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JF Student Enrollment Requirements

Upon initial enrollment of a student in the Albuquerque Public Schools, the student and/or parent/legal guardian shall present the student’s birth certificate or other satisfactory evidence of the student’s age to the district.

Upon initial enrollment, the student and/or parent/legal guardian shall provide the district with evidence that the student is in compliance with immunization requirements under New Mexico state statute.

Upon initial enrollment, a school shall request satisfactory evidence from each student of having received a dental examination within the past year. Families will be allowed the ability to waive the requirement of a student dental examination. Dental examinations shall be obtained at the expense of the enrollee/parent or guardian.

Each year the student and/or parent/legal guardian shall provide evidence of residency within the Albuquerque Public Schools district, to ensure the student attends the school in the attendance boundary area in which they reside.  Students who are homeless and are provided protections under federal law shall be required to follow appropriate enrollment procedures as outlined in federal law. Children of military families relocated to New Mexico by official order may enroll their children in public schools prior to their actual physical presence in the district and provide proof of residence in the district within forty-five (45) days of published arrival.

Administrative Position:

  • Chief Operations Officer

Department Director:

  • Executive Director of Student, Parent, Employee Service Center


Legal Cross Ref.:

  • 42 U.S.C. 11301, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
    Act of 2001, as amended by the Every Student
    Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015

  • §22-1-4 NMSA 1978 

  • §22-1-14 NMSA 1978

  • §22-8-2 NMSA 1978

  • §22-12-2 NMSA 1978

  • §24-5-1 NMSA 1978

  • §24-5-1 to §24-5-6 NMSA 1978

  • NMAC 6.12.13

  • NMAC

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: JF, JLCB

Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: April 2001
Reviewed: September 13, 2010
Reviewed: October 11, 2010
Revised: November 3, 2010
Reviewed: March 18, 2013
Revised: April 3, 2013
Reviewed: July 7, 2021
Revised: July 7, 2021