• Q: How do I begin the enrollment process and what I should I expect to do immediately after registering?
    A: Visit the school in which you are enrolling your student and provide the required documentation.  Wait (usually 1-2 business days) for a snapcode email with the link to complete online registration for your student. 

    Q: Does HCS have a preschool program?
    A: Five of our schools received grants to conduct the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program.  Trace Crossings Elementary School has a separate Pre-K Program for students with special needs.

    Q: Does HCS offer after-school care?
    A: We have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Birmingham for this service, known as YMCA Afterschool Academy.

    Q: I am living with my parents, friend or relative. I do not have a lease or deed in my name. What do I do?
    A: You will need to call Lisa Yancey at 205.439.1016 to set up an appointment to complete the necessary paperwork.

    Q: I have a child who will enter kindergarten next school year. When should I plan to register him/her?
    A: Kindergarten registration is usually around the third week in April at all Hoover elementary schools.

    Q: If I move outside of Hoover, can my child remain in Hoover City Schools?
    A: No.

    Q: My child's primary residence (or physical custody) is with my ex-wife/husband, can I enroll him/her?
    A: No, HCS policy limits enrollment to only Hoover residents who have custody of a child.

    Q: What is proof of residency?
    A: HCS requires either a valid lease or a recorded deed in the enrolling parent's name, along with a current utility bill.

    Q: What is the age for a student entering 1st grade?
    A: A student must be six years old on or before December 31.

    Q: What is the age to enter kindergarten?
    A: A student must be five years old on or before September 2.

    Q: Where can I find current school zones?
    A: School zone boundaries can be found on this web-based zoning site.

    Q: I need more FAQs.
    A: Try our Deeper FAQs section.