Online Registration

  • Jackson Public Schools uses Online Student Registration (OSR) powered by Central Access Corporation (CA). OSR is a user-friendly module that allows parents/legal guardians to register and update student information using the ActiveParent Portal. Registering using OSR is a secure process which allows the District to verify all demographic, emergency and medical information for each student prior to the start of the new school year.

    What would you like to do?

    • Find a school attendance zone: Contact the Transportation Department at (601) 973-8513 or (601) 973-8518 or the Office of Enrollment Services at (601) 960-8852.
    • Identify Enrollment Type: See Types of Enrollment below.
    • Read detailed information about the registration processJPS Student Registration Procedures (PDF).
    • Get Help with Registration: Call (601) 960-8852.

    Types of Enrollment

    The following types of enrollment should be reviewed before making an appointment for registration:

    • Traditional Enrollment: This enrollment refers to parents/legal guardians who reside at their own residence from one day to the next and can provide valid proof of their residence. This enrollment will occur at the school.
    • Shared Residency Enrollment: This enrollment refers to parents/legal guardians who consistently reside with someone else from one day to the next. This enrollment will occur at the Office of Enrollment Services & Records located at 1017 Robinson Street, Jackson, MS 39203.
    • Non-Parental Enrollment: This enrollment refers to custodians who are the present caregivers of a child, other than a parent or legal guardian of the child. This enrollment type is reviewed and approved by district personnel taking into account the unique circumstances that would require this kind of enrollment. This enrollment will also occur at the Office of Enrollment Services & Records located at 1017 Robinson Street, Jackson, MS 39203.

    Early Registration Schedule for the 2019–2020 School Year

    Early registration for the 2019-2020 school year is March 20-May 31, 2019, for:

    1. First-year kindergartners or first-grade students.
    2. Returning JPS students.
    3. First-time Advanced Learning Program students (International Baccalaureate, Academic and Performing Arts, Montessori, and Arts Access)

    School Registration

    Parents/legal guardians who reside in their own homes and can provide two valid proofs of residence will complete registration at their child’s school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of each week. Registration hours will be from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Parents/legal guardians must arrive by 2:45 p.m. for this process. Registration hours will be extended until 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Parents/legal guardians must arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.

    • Tuesdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Arrive by 2:45 p.m.)
    • Wednesdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Arrive by 2:45 p.m.)
    • Thursdays: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Arrive by 5:45 p.m.)

    Enrollment Services Registration

    Parents/legal guardians who are enrolling under affidavit status—Shared Residency or Non-Parental—will complete registration at the Office of Enrollment Services and Records located at 1017 Robinson Street. Parents/legal guardians will report to the Office of Enrollment Services and Records on the designated day for their child's feeder pattern. The schedule below will be followed each week. Registration will be from 7:45 a.m.– 4 p.m. each day. Parents/legal guardians must arrive by 3:45 p.m. for this process.

    Look up your feeder pattern.

    • Mondays: Murrah Feeder Pattern Schools, 7:45 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Arrive by 3:45 p.m.)
    • Tuesdays: Jim Hill Feeder Pattern Schools, 7:45 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Arrive by 3:45 p.m.)
    • Wednesdays: Callaway & Lanier Feeder Pattern Schools, 7:45 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Arrive by 3:45 p.m.)
    • Thursdays: Forest Hill & Wingfield Feeder Pattern Schools, 7:45 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Arrive by 3:45 p.m.)
    • Fridays: Provine Feeder Pattern Schools, 7:45 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Arrive by 3:45 p.m.)

    Special Notations

    • All incoming seventh-graders for the 2019–2020 school year MUST HAVE their Tdap vaccination before registration can be completed.
    • Kindergartners must be five years old on or before September 1. First graders must be six years old on or before September 1.
    • For pre-K student enrollment, please contact the Pre-K Office at (601) 960-4002.

    Registration Information

    The documents in the lists below are required at the time of registration.

    New Students

      1. Valid photo ID. (No copies will be accepted.)
      2. Certified copy of student’s long form birth certificate.
      3. State of Mississippi Certificate of Immunization Compliance (Form 121) or Certificate of Medical Exemption (Form 122).
      4. Two Proofs of Residency documents. For a list of acceptable documents, visit the Registration Requirements page or call (601) 960-8852.

    Returning Students

      1. Valid photo ID. (No copies will be accepted.)
      2. Two Proofs of Residency documents. For a list of acceptable documents, visit the Registration Requirements page or call (601) 960-8852.

    Jackson Public Schools is asking all parents/legal guardians to secure these documents so that they are readily available at the time of registration. It is the District’s aim for students to start school on the first day.

Last Modified on April 18, 2019