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Student Registration

Welcome and thank you for choosing North Colonie schools for your child’s education. We look forward to partnering with you to provide engaging, relevant and challenging educational experiences and opportunities for your child.

Registration is now being completed online. For all new students being registered to attend one of our North Colonie schools, please see instructions below:

This online registration is for K-12 students, CPSE and non public students (not for UPK). SCROLL DOWN for the UPK Registration Forms. If you have any questions, please email the Registrar’s Office or contact us by phone at (518) 785-8591 x 3135.

Information for Registration:

  • Proof of Residency (lease or deed/mortgage statement with one additional current bill issued in the past 30 days)
  • Proof of Age
  • IEP or 504 Documents, if applicable
  • Report Card/Transcript from previous school(s), if available
  • Immunization Record
  • Physical Exam Form
  • Any additional Documents that are pertinent to your student

Please upload all documents in PDF format, if possible. Once you have completed and uploaded these forms to your device, you can begin online registration by clicking on the link below.

K-12 Online Registration (2023-24 School Year)

To be eligible for Kindergarten (at the opening of school of any year), a child must be five years of age on or before December 1. Kindergarten online registration will begin starting in January 2024 (for September 2024 enrollment). If you are enrolling your child in grades 1-12 for September 2024 enrollment, please go online starting March 1st to complete an online registration. *For September 2024 kindergarten enrollment, your child must turn five by December 1, 2024.

We will be in contact after the registration application has been processed, but if you have any questions, please contact us at student.registration@nccsk12.org

Non-Public Schools or CPSE Registration

For students attending a non-public school or for families registering their child for CPSE, please utilize the CPSE Registration Checklist. Once you are all set, please email the forms below to: student.registration@nccsk12.org

Are you an existing North Colonie family with a Parent Portal account?

You can also complete a registration application through your parent portal account. After logging in, select More in the main menu, then select Online Registration. If you need assistance, please contact informationservices@nccsk12.org

Pre-K/Universal Pre-K (UPK) for 2024-25

The North Colonie Central School District is again offering Universal Pre-K (UPK) as part of funding from the New York State adopted budget. UPK is a free program that will be open to North Colonie families with children who will be four years old by December 1, 2024. Please note that students who are age-eligible to enter traditional Kindergarten (5 years old by December 1, 2024), are not eligible for UPK.

At this time we are opening registration for 2024-2025 UPK.  We are currently in the process of solidifying our partners for the year and how many seats will be available.  With that said, we thought it was important to start the process and allow families to begin the registration process.  When we have finalized our UPK sites and seat numbers, we will communicate with all families.

This year our registration will be fully online.  If you need support or access to technology to complete your registration, please contact our registrar.  All contact information is listed below.

Please note that lunch is not provided at our UPK programs.

UPK Registration Information

To apply, the following paperwork must be submitted:

  • Registration application
  • A certified transcript of a birth certificate, if not available, a passport, or record of baptism
  • A copy of a residential lease/deed/mortgage statement with a current utility bill dated within the past 30 days
  • Custody paperwork, if applicable.
  • Updated immunization records**
  • Copy of most recent physical exam**

** If you do not have copies of these records, or they are not up to date, we will accept them up until 4:00 p.m. on July 15, 2024.  If at that time, we do not have them, a student will lose his/her seat.

Completed registration forms and the required supporting documents can be submitted on-line as part of the registration.  If you have questions, please contact our Central Registrar at: student.registration@nccsk12.org.  The District Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

All children who are registered will be entered into our lottery.  Our lottery is random and will include all names of students who are registered by our deadline.  UPK spaces are not determined on a first come, first served basis.

All applications must be submitted and complete by Friday, May 31 by 4 p.m. Our intention is to hold our lottery in the month of June.

Our Current UPK Partnership

The district currently partners with Catholic Central (formerly St. Ambrose) of the Albany Diocese and the Colonie Youth Center.

Exploring Other Opportunities

In the coming weeks, North Colonie CSD will issue a Request For Proposal (RFP) in an effort to establish more partnerships with eligible UPK providers. Our hope is that we will be able to offer more slots to North Colonie families. We will keep you apprised of any information when it becomes available.

Items required at time of registration:
Deed or Mortgage

Also, please include an additional bill that has been issued within the past 30 days to accompany a copy of your deed/lease/mortgage:

Additional acceptable documentation:

  • Pay stub;
  • Income tax form;
  • Utility or other bills;
  • Membership documents based upon residency (e.g., library cards);
  • Voter registration document(s);
  • State or other government issued identification;
  • Documents issued by federal, state, or local agencies;
  • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers.

Documents must be current and original – they will be copied and returned to you immediately. Print-outs from online accounts will be accepted if they show the name and address of the resident and have a current date.

  • A copy of a residential lease; deed; or mortgage statement;
  • A statement by a third-party landlord, owner, or tenant from whom the parent(s)/guardian(s) lease from or live with (either sworn or unsworn);
  • Such other statement(s) by a third party establishing the physical presence of the parents/guardian(s) in the school district
Contract to Build/Buy a Home

(Grades K-12 for September entrance into current school year only)

In addition to the above proof of residency, one of the following forms of documentation is required at the time of registration:

  • Pay stub from Employer;
  • Income Tax Form;
  • Utility or other bills;
  • Voter Registration documents;
  • Documents issued by Federal, State or Local Agencies;
  • Evidence of custody of the child(ren), including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers.
  • Homeowners or Renters Insurance

* Documents must be current and originals — Please bring them with you to your appointment. We will make a copy and return them to you during your appointment.

Delayed Residence Policy: (Policy 5152, Policy 5152-R)

Necessary Documentation to Establish Student Age

In addition to the foregoing documentation, the district requires appropriate documentation sufficient to establish the age of the child(ren) being registered. The following documentation will be required at the time of registration:

  • Certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism; or if not available
  • A passport (including foreign passport)
    • If the foregoing documentation is not available, the district will consider other documentary evidence, including but not limited to:
      • Official driver’s license
      • State or other government issued identification
      • School photo identification with date of birth
      • Consulate identification card
      • Hospital or health records
      • Military dependent identification card
      • Documents issued by federal, state, or local agencies
      • Court orders or other court-issued documents
      • Native American tribal documents
      • Records from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies
      • All forms included in the registration packet – filled out as completely as possible

If relevant, additional documentation needed for school information:

  • IEP (Individualized Education Plan) from previous school district
  • Section 504 documentation from previous school district
  • Last report card for placement purpose
Additional Information

A health physical must be provided in order to attend school. The exam must have been performed within the 12 months prior to the child’s start date in our school district. If a physical has not been performed, you are allowed 30 days from the start of school to obtain one. The Health Certificate/Appraisal Form is provided for your doctor’s use. Please remember, however, that the most current immunization records are absolutely required in order to register.

Health Forms

Visit the Health page to learn more about required health forms.