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How to Apply | Qualifications and Requirements
K-12 Student Registration
Registration for K-12th grade students entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the first time will take place at the school the student will attend.
To find the school your child will attend, view the school attendance boundary maps, contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or the Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 or go to the Bus Transportation webpage and type in the address (without the city and state).
Frequently Asked Questions
Documents to Bring to Registration
If you do not have these documents, please contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or the Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 for assistance.
- State Certified Birth Certificate
- Immunization (Shot) Records
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency
Provide 3 of the documents listed below (must be most current available and list name of parent/guardian and street address).
At least 1 document must be from this list
Other documents may be selected from this list
- a current utility bill dated within the last 30 days (electric, natural gas, water or propane/butane)
- a property tax bill listing homestead exemption
- a signed real estate lease agreement from a real estate office, apartment complex or mobile home property, not from an individual
- paycheck stub
- car insurance declarations page
- vehicle registration
- bank statement
- voter registration card
- state/federal support services
- current year W-2 form
- most recent federal or state income tax return
- cable or satellite bill dated within the last 30 days
Other documents may be required at the time of registration including custody papers, report card/records from last school, or income verification for Pre-K students.
Registering Pre-Kindergarten Students
To qualify for a regular education Pre-Kindergarten class, a child must be four years old by September 30, 2018, meet income requirements, and reside within the attendance area served by the school.
The first step to register is to complete the application for early childhood care and education at www.stpsb.org/childcare.
After applying online, income must be verified and eligibility determined. Bring the required income documents and the child's birth certificate to the following location or call 985-898-3306 to make an appointment for income verification:
Harrison Curriculum Center
Early Childhood Department
706 W. 28th Avenue, Covington, LA 70433
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
In addition to the other documents required for registration, Pre-Kindergarten applicants must provide income verification using at least one of the following documents:
Food Stamp Eligibility letter (SNAP), noting case certification period and the child’s name
Two consecutive check stubs within two months of completing income verification for each working adult supporting the family. Eligibility is based on total household income
Monetary Determination Letter from the Workforce Commission of LA, if unemployed
Current foster care placement agreement from DCFS
Families who do not meet income eligibility may be charged monthly tuition based on a sliding scale.
For specific information about student eligibility, placement or the screening process call the St. Tammany Parish Pre-Kindergarten Office at
Registering Kindergarten and First Grade Students
Children must be 6 years old by September 30, 2018, to be eligible for first grade, and a child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2018, to be eligible for kindergarten.
Students who attended and completed a public school kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year will not be required to register again for the first grade.
To enroll in first grade, a student must have proof of attendance at a full-day public or private kindergarten for a full academic year or have passed academic readiness screening at the time of enrollment at the school the child will attend..
For additional information about registration and school attendance boundaries, contact the Attendance offices at the following locations:
Covington Attendance Office
Harrison Curriculum Center
706 West 28th Avenue in Covington
Slidell Attendance Office
980 Ninth Street in Slidell
This school district will comply with all laws relating to the enrollment and education, as far as practicable, of all students regardless of their citizenship or homeless status.
The document requirements for registration and enrollment will not be used to adversely affect any student from receiving an education regardless of their citizenship or homeless status.