Learn about enrollment options and age requirements, documents/proofs of residency, and setting up a ParentVUE/StudentVUE account for student registration.

How to Enroll Your Student

If your child has never attended a school in the Albuquerque Public School District, you will need to enroll them using the process outlined below.

Step 1: Meet Age Requirements (Pre-K, Kinder, and First Grade)

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-K Some students under 5 years old may be eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten programs provided by APS or the City of Albuquerque.

Step 2: Prepare the Information You'll Need

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

  • Student's Birth Certificate (or Affidavit)
  • Parent/guardian(s) names and contact information
  • Emergency contacts and phone number(s)
  • Health information including the name of your healthcare provider, dentist, health conditions and/or medication (if applicable)

Provide Proof of Residency to the School In-person

Families need to provide proof of residency each school year. After creating your account, please visit your school to provide proof of residency and complete your registration. The registration process is not complete until you've visited your student's school to provide school staff with proof of residency.

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

Additional Documents to Provide In-person

  • Immunization Card
  • Previous school's address and phone number
  • Proof of address
  • Custodial documentation (if applicable)


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

Families who are new to APS will need to make a ParentVUE account to complete your student's registration. ParentVUE is available in English and Spanish.

How to Register Your Student

After you have completed online registration, remember to visit the school in person to provide your proof of residency and other documents.

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. Remember to log into ParentVUE to verify your information before school starts.

Board Policies

Enrollment Options

Enrolling After Dropout

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