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Find Academics in the APS Handbook, including information about enrollment, registration, withdrawal, athletic eligibility, registration forms, immunizations, and the school assignment and transfer process.

Enrollment, Registration and Withdrawal

Enrollment is generally based on your neighborhood address. Students can also make school choices using the school transfer process or look at APS school choices. Below are the policies and procedural directives governing elements of the enrollment process.

Athletic Eligibility

Eligibility for student participation in extracurricular activities is determined by the New Mexico Activities Association's by-laws that are developed to create a level playing field for all student athletes. Changes to enrollment, home residence, academic standing, and family status are some of the factors that determine student eligibility. Parents/ guardians are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations associated with student eligibility PRIOR to making changes to their student's status. Transferring schools may impact a student’s opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities. New Mexico Activities Association By-Laws.

Other Registration Forms

These forms, available at the school, are used in cases when students live within a school’s attendance area but not in a traditional setting. Along with the appropriate form, there should be verification of residency. The school may make home visits to verify residency.

These forms are not to be used for purposes of avoiding the transfer policy or rules.

If it is determined that the residency situation as described by the parent/legal guardian is not accurate, the student may be sent back to their neighborhood school, usually at the next academic break or the end of the year.

  • Family Living with Family Form: In cases where the student and at least one parent/legal guardian are living with a family member or friend. The individuals hosting the student’s family must provide verification of residency in the school’s attendance area (i.e., family is living with grandparents then the grandparents must provide proof of residency in the school’s attendance area). Schools may ask the student’s parents/legal guardians for proof of address 30-60 days after enrollment, but it does not have to be a utility bill. The Family Living with Family form must be notarized or signed by both parties in the presence of the school personnel as they present their photo IDs.
  • Educational Responsibility: In cases where only the student is living with a non-guardian family. The school communicates with the adult assuming educational responsibility as its primary contact on matters of attendance, academic achievement, conduct, etc. The adult assuming educational responsibility must provide proof of residency in the school’s attendance area. The form must be notarized or signed by both parties in the presence of the school personnel as they present their photo IDs.
  • Caregiver’s Authorization: Somewhat like the Educational Responsibility but used when a parent/legal guardian is not available (i.e., out of the picture, incarcerated, deceased, military deployment) and resides with someone other than a legal guardian. It is sometimes used in cases of runaway students. The adult assuming educational responsibility must provide proof of residency in the school’s attendance area. This form does not require the signature of the parent/legal guardian, but it must be notarized.

Immunizations

School Assignments and Transfer Process

School Choice

APS provides policy and procedural directive related to school choice in the district.

You can also view APS department websites for real time updates.