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How to Register Your Child for School

If your child has never attended a school in the Albuquerque Public School District, you will 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.

Enrollment Requirements

Meet Age Requirements

Age Requirements by Grade
Grade LevelAge Requirement
Kindergarten Student must be 5 years old by 12:01 a.m. on September 1
First Grade Student must be 6 years old by 12:01 a.m. on September 1
Pre-School Some students under 5 years old may be eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten programs provided by APS or the City of Albuquerque.

Provide Proof of Residency

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

  • A current New Mexico Driver's license
  • A deed or mortgage payment receipt, dated within 60 days of enrollment
  • A current property tax bill, current lease or housing agreement
  • A current utility bill, dated within 60 days of enrollment

Board Policies

Setup Your Online Account

Step 1: Create Your ParentVUE Account

Create a new ParentVUE account to get started with Albuquerque Public Schools' self-guided online registration process. 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)

Step 2: Provide New Student Information

Once you create your account and 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


All students enrolled in APS schools must have updated vaccination records.

Current immunization information can be found on the Nursing Immunization Info for Parents page. Make appointments with your health care provider to keep your child’s shots up-to-date.

Step 3: Complete Your Registration

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.

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.

Additional Enrollment Options

Charter Schools

Enrolling your child in a charter school is similar to registering him or her in an APS public school, except that charter schools often have limited enrollment. Because of their limited size, most charter schools hold random lottery drawings to select students.

Enrolling After Dropout

If you are enrolling after dropping out, please contact the Service Center to develop an educational plan.