1.  Do I need an appointment to register my child?

Yes, please see our Central Registration page to schedule an appointment.  Walk-in appointments may be accepted but there may be a wait time as scheduled appointments take priority.

2.  Who may register a student?

 Only the child’s legal parents or guardians may register a student.

3.  What is required to register a student?

The following items are required for registration:

Parent/Guardian Photo ID

Certified Birth Certificate

Guardianship/Custody Orders if the child does not live with his natural parents

Two Proofs of Residency— Lease or Current Mortgage plus one of the following:

     o Utility bill (electric, water or cable bill showing service address - current within 30 days OR connect order if just moving in)

        o Property tax statement or income tax statement (current year)

        o Automobile registration or insurance (current)

        o Mail from any government agency (current)

Social Security Card

Ear, Eye and Dental Screening, Georgia Form 3300 - 30 days (military compact honored)

  (available from a GA licensed doctor, any GA Health Department or RAFB clinic for military)

Immunization Certificate, Georgia Form 3231 - at enrollment (military compact honored & other GA school 30 days)

  (available from a GA licensed doctor, any GA Health Department or RAFB clinic for military)

   or a notarized Affidavit of Religious Exemption (available at Central Registration)

• School Records and Last Report Card, if transferring from another school system

4.  I do not have a copy of my child's birth certificate. How do I obtain a certified copy?

Each state has an agency which is responsible for vital records. Contact the agency for the state in which your child was born. Provided below are links to the Houston County Probate Office, Georgia Department of Vital Records, and VitalChek. VitalChek is a fast and convenient way to order certified vital records online from all states. VitalChek charges a small processing fee for this service.

• Houston County Probate Court – (478) 218-4710 

http://www.houstoncountyga.com/government/probate-court/

• Georgia Department of Human Resources/Vital Records – (404) 679-4701

http://health.state.ga.us/programs/vitalrecords/birth.asp

• VitalChek, 

http://www.vitalchek.com/

 

5.  Are cell phone bills accepted as proof of residence?

Cell phone bills are not accepted as valid proof of residence. Telephone, electric, or another utility bill that includes the physical servicing address of the residence is acceptable.

6.  I rented or purchased my home within the last 30 days and have not yet received a utility bill. What documentation do I need to provide?

A utility bill is one option for proof of address. In addition to your lease or mortgage, you may use any of the following: electric, water or cable bill; automobile registration or insurance; or mail from any government agency. If these are not yet available, contact your local utility company to obtain documentation that service is pending. Be sure that this documentation states the physical address of the residence.

 

7.  I do not have a copy of my utility bill. How do I obtain a copy?

Contact your utility company or print a copy of your most recent e-bill. Phone numbers are provided below for local utilities.

•Houston County Water Department, 478-542-2120

City of Warner Robins Utilities, 478-929-1144

City of Centerville, 478-953-3222

•City of Perry Utilities Department, 478-988-2742

•Flint Electric Membership Corp., 478-988-3500

•Georgia Power Company, 888-660-5890

 

8.  I live with someone else and do not have any utilities in my name. What documentation do I need to provide?

Proof of residence in the name of the person with whom your family is living must be provided. An "Affidavit of Residence" form will also be required that both the homeowner and parent must sign and have notarized at Central Registration.

Please note, if you are moving within Houston County or coming from a surrounding county, a cut-off notice of utilities or termination of lease must be porvided to show you no longer live at your previous address.

 

9.  I have misplaced my child's Social Security card. How do I obtain a copy?

An application for a Social Security card will need to be completed and taken to a local Social Security Administration office along with other required documents. Please contact the SSA for more information at (800) 772-1213 or

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber

 

10.  How do I obtain a Georgia Immunization Form and/or Eye, Ear, and Dental Form?

Contact a Georgia medical provider or the Houston County Health Department. The Health Department is located at 98 Cohen Walker Drive in Warner Robins; the phone number is (478) 218-2000.

If you are a military member, you can get these from the base clinic at Robins AFB. You can also have them completed at your current duty base as long as it is filled out by an active duty military doctor. 

11.  Do I need to bring my student to registration?

Children are not necessary for the registration process.

 

12.  My child is already enrolled at a school in Houston County, but we are moving within the system to another school. Do I need to register my child for the new school?

Yes. Please bring  a copy of your new mortgage/lease, as well as a recent utility or connect order for your new address, to Central Registration where you will complete a Change of Address Form.

You will also need to withdraw your child from their current school before they can be enrolled in their new school.

 

13.  We are moving but staying within the same school zone. Do I need to register my child for the new school?

No, but please take the completed the Change of Address Form along with two proofs of residency for your new home to your child's school.  If the move requires that any of your children change to a new school zone, you should take the needed items to Central Registration at 410 Bear Country Blvd, in order to update your child's contact information.

 

14.  How do I know which school my children will attend?

Please visit our HCBOE website’s Zoning page. Maps and an online tool to enter specific street addresses are provided. For a particular address, the direct link is: http://edulog.hcbe.net/edulog/webquery In addition, central registration employees will be glad to assist you with any zoning questions.

15.  What are the school hours?

Elementary schools: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)

Middle Schools: 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

High Schools (except HCCA): 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Houston County Career Academy: 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

WIN Academy: 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

16.  Where can I find a ranking of the district schools?

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement publishes Report Cards and a Scoreboard for all schools and districts in the state. The system and school websites have links to the Report Cards.

17.  Do the elementary schools in Houston County offer Pre-Kindergarten?

Yes. Admission to our Pre-K program is on a lottery based system. Total enrollment is limited by the Office of School Readiness so enrollment is done through a lottery process for each school. Many private schools and day care centers also provide state-funded Pre-K classes.

18.  What can I do to expedite the registration process?

Follow the three steps listed on our New Student Enrollment Page:

1. Schedule an appointment

2. Complete the on-line portion of the registration process

3. Bring all items listed with you to Central Registration at your scheduled time.

 

19.  Where is Central Registration located?

The Central Registration office is located at the 410 Bear Country Boulevard, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088 (Off Highway 96; next to Houston County High School).