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New Student Registration Instructions 

All registration applications for Kindergarten through 12th Grade enrollment in Arab City Schools are processed in the ACS District Registrar’s office at 241 South Main Street, Arab, AL 35016. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays only. 
For information regarding PreK or Early Childhood Special Education enrollment applications, please contact:

The following items are needed for enrollment: 
  • Picture ID of the parent/legal guardian enrolling the student
  • Proof of residence (signed lease, deed, mortgage, most recent utility bill addressed to the parent/guardian at the residence, or the order to turn on utilities)
  • Original State of Alabama Certificate of Immunization form. Please ensure the immunization form is current and not expired. Immunization forms with handwritten dates will not be accepted.
  • Copy of the student’s birth certificate
  • Copy of the student’s Social Security card (optional)
  • Complete address of the previous school attended
  • Last report card and official withdrawal form from the previous school, if applicable
  • Special education records or 504 paperwork, if applicable
  • Legal documentation establishing custody or guardianship, if applicable 
Arab City Schools System forms to be completed:
  • Registration form
  • Home Language Survey
  • Free/reduced lunch application
  • McKinney-Vento Act form 
  • ALSDE Employment Survey 
  • Health form 
  • Media Consent Form
  • Notification of Emergency or Illness Form
These forms are collected digitally by clicking this link.


If the student resides with anyone other than the legal parent/guardian, additional paperwork may be required. Out-of-district students will be accepted on a space available basis and in compliance with Arab City Schools Board Policy JBCB. 

Nonresident Fee

All new students who reside outside the Arab City Schools attendance zone will be charged an annual nonresident fee. The first child will be charged $500/year. The second child will be $300/year. The third child will be $200/year. There will be no additional nonresident fees for any subsequent children beyond the third child from the same nonresident family. 

Homeless Students

Enrollment of students who are considered homeless will comply with the McKinney-Vento Act. 

Home School or Private School Transfers

Students who enroll from home school or private school may be assessed to make a grade placement determination.