Check well in advance of the school year to find out what paperwork is required and when the deadlines are. To be sure of what a particular school's requirements are, check with your school district, the school's Web site or call the school directly.
Search Maricopa County Education Service Agency or Arizona Department of Education for traditional schools in your area.
Many school districts ask you to apply for more than one school with a common application. Find out from your district what their policy is.
Provide proof of your child's age and identity
Either a birth certificate or another reliable document stating the child's identity and age (such as a passport, school ID card, school record, report card, military ID, hospital birth record, adoption record or baptismal certificate). Some schools may require a social security card. If you need another copy of your child's birth certificate, see Maricopa County Vital Records.
Proof of residence
Provide a driver's license, voter/motor registration card, utility bill, rent statement, income tax return statement, proof of home ownership (including a mortgage statement) or any official document showing both your name and address.
Records of vaccination and immunization against specified diseases
Check with your school district to find out which immunizations are required.
Registration and emergency forms
You may have to fill out registration and emergency medical referral forms.