STEP 1: DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY
Please confirm that your address is within the Falls Church City limits; please note that there is a difference between Falls Church City and the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. Go to FCCPS Address Verification Page. If you live outside of FCCPS boundaries but would still like to attend one of our schools, please see the information about our FCCPS Non-Resident Tuition Program at the bottom of this page.
STEP 2: PRE-REGISTRATION
Once you have obtained and confirmed residency in Falls Church City, you may begin to fill out the information required in the Online Pre-Registration portal. The Online Pre-Registration is also available in Spanish. If you need assistance in another language, please contact the Registrar for assistance via Language Line (phone interpretation service)
Please NOTE: New families will start with the Online Pre-Registration. The Pre-Registration site will verify your Falls Church City address. You will need an email address in order to register your child online. If you don’t have an email you can create a free Gmail account here. No documents are uploaded during Pre-Registration. Once the Pre-Registration is approved the school Registrar will send an email with the link to the Full Online Registration. At that time parents will upload the required documents from Step 3.
After Pre-registration, you will wait to get an email from PowerSchool . This email will give a link to registration ad the information you will need to login.
STEP 3: GATHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
All required registration documents should be electronically submitted when you fill out the online registration form in Step 4. Please scan these required documents and upload them to the online registration platform. If you are having difficulty with the upload you may email them to the school registrar(s) noted below in order to expedite the subsequent enrollment appointment process.
*Proof of Birth: An original birth certificate is required (copies not accepted)
If a birth certificate is not available, an Affidavit Birth Certificate Form with substantiating documentation is required.
The legal name of the student, as shown on the original birth certificate will be entered in the student record.
Changes to an original birth certificate must be supported by a court document.
*Proof of Residency:
Each New Family to FCCPS must provide Proof of Residency: a Deed or Rental Lease AND a current utility bill or Rental Lease with a current utility bill. Utility bills may include: power, water, or gas. Please note: Cell Phone bills are NOT accepted. The Affidavit for Residency Form can be found at this link.
If the family is living in the residence of a friend/relative, the homeowner/leaseholder must provide a notarized affidavit and his/her lease or deed. An affidavit by the student's parent stating temporary residence is also required.
Parents must notify the school when their home address changes and provide proof of their new residence. If families move out of Falls Church City, children are no longer eligible to attend Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS).
Physical presence of the parent in the residence of the child is required for tuition-free enrollment in FCCPS. A change in enrollment status may be necessary if a parent initially enrolls the student but leaves Falls Church City.
Note: FCCPS may request additional information from parents of NEW students to FCCPS to substantiate residency, and if necessary, you will be contacted.
Examples of acceptable documents can be found below.
Vehicle Registration Card
Property Tax Bill Statement
Utility Bill (power, water, or gas. Please note: Cell Phone bills are NOT accepted)
Voter's Registration Card or Driver's License
If a child has no regular, fixed residence but resides within the school division in a temporary shelter, institution, or place not ordinarily used as a residence, FCCPS may accept an alternative form of address that is considered appropriate by school officials.
*Previous K-12 School Records:
School records and/or original transcripts are required of secondary students. It is also recommended to provide records for elementary school enrollment. Recent periods of non-school attendance must be accounted for. If a translated document is submitted, the original document in the original language must also be supplied.
Secondary Transcript (if applicable)...
Course grades up to the date of withdrawal...
National, state and standardized testing records (SOL’s, CogAT, NNAT, STAR, WIDA, etc.)...
Any ESOL, Gifted, SPED, 504 records...
*Health and Immunization Records:
All students must have the following health and immunization records prior to being enrolled at FCCPS. For a complete, text version of the FCCPS and State of Virginia Immunization Requirements, please click here.
Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form MCH-213 F, certificate of a physical examination completed by a licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner or licensed physician's assistant within the twelve months prior to the date the child first enters a U. S. public kindergarten or elementary school. The physical examination report must be complete, include results of required screenings, and Certification of Immunization including complete dates (month, day, year). Need a blank VA Immunization Records form? - Click here (Spanish Version). Please note that the Virginia General Assembly (Spanish Version) requires all females entering 6th grade to have the HPV vaccine.
Falls Church City Public Schools has the following tuberculosis screening requirements which must be officially documented:
Negative PPD or negative chest x-ray within 90 days prior to registration for all students who have resided in a foreign country for five or more consecutive months over the last five years. Not sure if you need a TB test? Please see the attached High TB Burden Country List 2021.
Any positive PPD requires a negative chest x-ray
STEP 4: FILL OUT ONLINE REGISTRATION (MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE APPOINTMENT TIME):
Once the Pre-Registration is approved, you will receive an email with the link to the full Online Registration. At this time parents will complete the required fields and upload the required documents from Step 3. The process can take 30-60 minutes.
The Online Registration site gathers all the introductory information for each student. Your submission will be reviewed by the school Registrar and, once approved, a confirmation email will be sent to you. The Online Registration form must be completed and approved before an enrollment appointment may be scheduled. The Online Registration is available in Spanish. If you need assistance in another language please contact the Registrar for assistance via Language Line (phone interpretation service)
All required registration documents (listed above in Step 3) should be electronically submitted when you fill out the Online Registration Form. Please scan/photograph these required documents and upload them to the online registration platform. If you are having difficulty with the upload you may email them to the school registrar in order to expedite the subsequent enrollment appointment process.
STEP 5: ENROLLMENT APPOINTMENT WITH THE SCHOOL REGISTRAR
Registrations are completed by appointment only. The student must be accompanied by the person with whom he/she lives at the time of enrollment, either a parent or a court-appointed guardian or legal custodian. The accompanying adult may be required to present photo identification and Proof of Residency.
Once you have completed Step 4 above and received your approval email from the Registrar, you may email or call the Registrar listed below who is located at the building where your child is to attend school, to schedule your enrollment appointment. Step 3 lists in detail the documents that are required from you at the enrollment appointment. If you do not have all of the documents and immunizations that are required in Step 3, you will not be able to register and will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
If you are enrolling during the school year, the student will be able to start school the day AFTER the appointment in which all documents are received. In addition, during the month of July, all appointments must be coordinated through the School Office.
Please note that registration requirements and practices may be slightly different from one FCCPS school to another. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please reach out to the registrar(s) below for support. FCCPS welcomes you and looks forward to having you as a member of our school community.
Now you are Registered for FCCPS!!!
FCCPS Non Resident Tuition Program:
Students who are not residents of FCCPS may enroll (depending on availability of seats) under the Non-Resident Tuition Program. Please review the FCCPS Tuition Application. The Tuition Application Fee is a non-refundable flat fee of $150 per student. Please click here for the FCCPS Tuition Rates for school year 2022-2023.
A student must be approved to attend FCCPS prior to completing the registration process.
To ensure that taxpayer funds are used to support students residing within the school division, any person who makes a false statement concerning the residency of a child can be found guilty of a class 4 misdemeanor.