Enrolling Your Student

Who must attend school in Idaho?

Idaho law requires that all resident children between the ages of seven and 16 must attend school.  In this district, a resident child refers to a child whose parent or legal guardian has a home located within the boundaries of the Fremont County Joint School District.

How old does my child have to be to start school?

Children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or by September 1 of the year they are enrolling. Children entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1 of the year they are enrolling. This is a state guideline and as such, we cannot enroll students before they reach these important ages.

Required Documentation for NEW Students

Please bring proof of residency when you register your child. This can be a utility bill, rental contract, or mortgage papers.

Idaho State law requires that parents must present the following documents in order to register any child in public school:

  • Certified birth certificate. If a copy is unavailable at the time of registration, the parent/legal guardian may have up to 30 days to submit the document to the school.

  • Records of immunizations. Please see the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Guide to Immunizations for information about which immunizations are required for school enrollment. See IC39-4802 for exemptions.

  • Prior School Records.

    Transcripts and records regarding education and/or special services placement are helpful. If you have not already transferred your child’s records, you may sign a record transfer request at the time of registration.

  • Proof of Guardianship. In all registration proceedings, legal guardians, other than parents, must provide certified proof of guardianship.

NEW Students Registration Forms

Click on the link below to download a copy of the New Student Registration forms. Students who are already registered in Fremont County Joint School District do not have to complete these forms each year. Return the completed forms to the school(s) in which your student(s) will attend. If you have any questions regarding which school your student will attend, you may contact the District Office at (208) 624-7542.

Open Enrollment Information

We recognize the desire of some parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school other than their neighborhood school, from either within or outside of Fremont County Joint School District. If you are interested in applying for admission to a school in our District, please review the information on this page.

If the applicant student is a non-resident, a behavior/discipline record and an attendance record from the student's current/previous school must be attached to the application when it is submitted. The application will not be complete without these documents and the application will not be processed without the required records.

Application Process

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until February 1 of each year for enrollment in the subsequent school year. This deadline shall be waived in the case of students who move out of their attendance zone during the school year. The District may also consider other applications submitted after February 1.

Application Reviews

The District will prioritize applications from students who live within the District and may deny students for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The student was expelled by the previous District;

  • The student has a documented history of significant disciplinary issues or history of chronic absenteeism. However, students applying who have a 504 plan or IEP may not be denied enrollment or have enrollment revoked if the behavior resulting in disciplinary action or chronic absenteeism is a manifestation of the student’s disability.

  • The receiving school within the District does not have space available according to the capacity limits set by the Board of Trustees.

Applicants meeting the above deadlines will receive notification of their open enrollment status within 60 school days of the date that the complete application was submitted.


Parents/guardians of a student accepted under this policy will be responsible for transporting the accepted student.


Open Enrollment students do not need to re-apply to maintain their enrollment at the school in which they’re enrolled; however, the parent/guardian shall notify the District of their intention to re-enroll on an annual basis no later than February 1.

Students who reside in the District and move out of their school attendance zone during the school year must initiate an Open Enrollment request to stay in their school.


Please contact the school you would like your student to attend. 

Enrollment & Capacity Summary