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Frequently-Asked Questions

Q: How do I begin the enrollment process and what I should I expect to do immediately after registering?
A: Complete the online registration form for your student. Please refer to the web-based zoning tool to locate your school zone. You will need to upload all required enrollment documents or bring them to your child's school. Once your registration has been submitted, you will be contacted by the school with the next steps." 

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

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 Damaris Aguirre (Student Services Dept) 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 in the spring 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 1.

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.