Student Registration

2 months ago

New Student Registration

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall? Are you moving to West Point and need to register your child for this or the next school year?  Were you recently approved as a tuition student for next year?  Please use the appropriate link below to complete the registration process for your child.  Please note that before you complete the online registration process, you must first call or visit the school to let them know of your intent to enroll your child. You should provide the following:

  • Two documents to verify proof of residency.  Documented proof of residency may be a valid driver's license, lease agreement, utility bill, mortgage statement, etc.
  • Child's birth certificate and, if applicable, custody orders.
  • Immunization records
  • Recent physical
  • Contact information from your child's previous school, if possible

Tuition applicants should wait until approval is received from the West Point School Board before completing their registration. 

If you are enrolling your child and he or she has never before been enrolled in West Point Public Schools, please use the following link and contact the school to schedule an appointment. 

New Student Registration



Returning Student Registration

The online registration forms for returning students who are currently enrolled in West Point Public Schools will be available in the parents' PowerSchool Portal beginning Aug 1 of each new school year.  All families will be emailed when the forms are available, and we ask that you complete the forms prior to the first day of school.

If your student was enrolled in West Point Public Schools in the past and is returning to us after a time away, please use the New Student Registration link above to register as a new student.


Questions?

If you have general questions about online registration or scheduling a time to visit the school to register, please contact:

WPMS/HS Carolyn Taylor @ ctaylor@wpschools.net 804-843-3630

WPES Jane Winter @ jwinter@wpschools.net 804-843-2030

2022-2023 Tuition Student Admission

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The procedure of admitting tuition students to West Point Public Schools is a multifaceted process. There may be zero available spots for tuition students in certain grade levels (Please see Chart A below). This is not a first come, first serve process. If there are available spots for tuition students, admission is competitive. The application process will open in December and will close in May. Admission will be based on the following criteria:


Previous Academic Performance
 Standardized Test Scores
Teacher Recommendations and References
Interview
 (In-Person/By Phone/ Via Zoom)
Extracurricular
Attendance
Discipline Record


Chart A:  Available Spots School Year 2022-2023


Grade Level 

Availability

Kindergarten

Unknown

Grade One

CLOSED

Grade Two

Minimal

Grade Three

CLOSED

Grade Four

Minimal

Grade Five

CLOSED

Grade Six

Minimal

Grade Seven

Minimal

Grade Eight

Minimal

Grade Nine

CLOSED

Grade Ten

Minimal

Grade Eleven

CLOSED

Grade Twelve

Minimal


The following steps will start the process of securing your child's seat in West Point Public Schools.


1.  Complete the Application for Admission of Non-Resident (tuition) Students and the Release of School Records form.  The application and records release should be completed online by a parent or guardian.   

2.  The Release of School Records form must include the student’s current school. If you are applying for a first-time kindergartner, please indicate that on the form, or if your child attends a pre-school, you may list that as well.

3.  West Point Public Schools will then request records from current and previous schools.

4.  Upon receiving the student’s records, the Director of Student Services, School Principal, and Superintendent will review all relevant records.

5.  A recommendation for approval or denial is then forwarded to the School Board at their regular monthly meeting.

6.  Written notice of the Board’s decision will be mailed to parents following the Board meeting.

7.  Should your student be accepted, a contract for signature, a copy of the schedule of tuition payments, and instructions for enrolling your child will be included with the acceptance letter.

Currently, the West Point School Board has set the tuition for non-resident students at $3,000, payable quarterly (August, October, January, and March).  This amount is subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.

Questions should be directed to Kimberly Overton at koverton@wpschools.net or Dr. Amy Hauser at ahauser@wpschools.net. 



How Parents Can Help

**Be Present:**Attend open-house, back-to-school night and parent-teacher conferences.  Mark these dates on your calendar.  They are great opportunities to interact with your child's teacher(s) and learn more about their classroom and school.

**Focus on Learning:**Encourage your child to give their best effort, but emphasize the value of learning over making perfect grades.  If your child is struggling in a specific area, ask the teacher to suggest ways you can help at home.

**Stay in Touch:**Use all the digital tools available to stay in touch with your child's teacher.  PowerSchool, Google Calendar, email, and teacher websites are great tools to stay current on what is happening in your child's classroom.