- Student Enrollment in Gulf Shores City Schools
- After School Programs
- Kindergarten Students
- Pre-K Students
- New Students
- Non-Resident Students
- Returning Students
- What's My School Zone?
Documents Required To Enroll in Gulf Shores City Schools
For students who are new to Gulf Shores City Schools:
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Social Security Card
- Alabama Certificate of Immunization (Original)
- Report card, Transcript, and Current transfer grades with date last attended.
Three Proofs of Residency
Current: valid lease, mortgage statement, deed, settlement statement, or property tax notice.
2 Current from the following: utility bills, correspondence from a government agency such as a current social security statement, SNAP, Federal income tax return with address, Medicare/Medicaid, etc., or pay stub with address. (Cell phone bills and driver licenses are not accepted as proof of residency.)
If the student does not live with both parents, legal documents stating physical custody must be provided (Guardianship documentation, Divorce Decree, Legal Guardianship, etc).
Withdrawal papers from previous school, including report card and transcripts. We will accept an unofficial transcript for scheduling purposes only.
If students do not live within the Gulf Shores City Schools district, please contact the Central Office at 251-968-9873 for more information.
GULF SHORES HIGH SCHOOL
600 East 15th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone: 251.968.4747 Fax: 251.968.4770
GULF SHORES MIDDLE SCHOOL
450 East 15th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone: 251.968.8719 Fax: 251.967.1577
GULF SHORES ELEMENTARY
1600 East 3rd St, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone: 251.968.7375 Fax: 251.968.7217
The After School Programs meet the needs of students and families after school in Gulf Shores City Schools. It is our goal to make sure that each child in our program is safe, secure and supported. Children are greeted by welcoming local site directors and activity leaders that care about the well being and progress of each of the children in their care. The safety of our children is a priority.
Each site ensures that there is a quiet time of at least 30 minutes where children can do homework or read quietly to give our parents more family time when children get home from school.
Please select the following link to register you child and find out more information for GSES and GSMS After School Care Program. For more information, please contact your child's school.
If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021, your child will be eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year.
Currently enrolled students in Pre-K at Gulf Shores Elementary are treated as returning students and therefore do not need to participate in Kindergarten registration.
If you have any questions, please call the elementary school at 251.968.7375. We look forward to see you soon!
First Class Pre-K is gearing up for another year of learning through social and academic skills in the Gulf Shores City Schools. Pre-Registration will open on January 15th and will be available until March 2, 2021. On March 4, 2021 at 5:30pm in the GSES Cafeteria, there will be a random drawing for acceptance to the program. You do not have to be present for the drawing. Notices will be emailed to you beginning April 16th.
Please click on the following link below to view information.
Pre-K Registration Information Link (all links currently closed)
Please click on the following link to complete your Pre-Registration Form and any other information needed to make a smooth process. Please note this form will be available through the state of Alabama beginning January 15th
Alabama First Class Pre-K Online Pre-K Lottery Registration Link
Pre-K Registration is from the state of Alabama not a part of the GSCS Registration.
If your chid is selected by lottery on March 4, you may bring your documents to the elementary school or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Social Security Card
Alabama Immunization Form
3 proofs of residency (1 pertaining to mortgage or lease, 2 current utility bills)
Parent Picture ID
GSCS Registration will be required if your child's name is drawn
If selected in the Pre-K lottery, register your child (children) HERE
Children who turn four years old by Sept. 1 of the attendance year are eligible to enroll in Pre-K in the Title I elementary school. Pre-K is available in Title I schools only, and classes are limited. The Pre-K application period is during the month of February prior to the attendance year. To register your child for Pre-K you must have your child’s Certified Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and two proofs of residence with the physical address of your residence (not a post office box).
Pre-K (OSR) The Office of School Readiness
First Class: Alabama's Voluntary Pre-K is part of the Office of School Readiness within the Alabama Department and is charged with administering Alabama’s state funded Pre-K program. OSR funds First Class Pre-K classrooms through a competitive grant process and administers the program in a variety of settings that include:
· Public schools
· Private childcare and schools
· Head Start programs
· Community-based programs
· Faith-based programs
· Military programs
OSR was created in the 2000 legislative session. In the first year of operation, OSR funded eight pilot Pre-Kindergarten programs. Currently, OSR funds over 1,000 Pre-K classrooms and supports the professional development of a high quality workforce through education, training, and on-site coaching.
High Quality Pre-K Alabama’s state funded First Class Pre-K program, has been awarded the highest quality rating by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) for the past twelve years. OSR is dedicated to working with Pre-K programs to ensure that Alabama’s 4-year-olds have access to high quality childhood learning experiences that prepare Alabama children for school success and readiness.
Research shows that children benefit the most from high quality early learning experiences. OSR works with classrooms to promote those high quality experiences in Alabama.
Follow the steps below to create an account and complete the Registration process.
How do I get started?
- Select New Student
- Create an Account (if you do not already have a student in the district)
- Review “Introduction” page and click “Next” to enter the forms (new student will complete all information)
- Continue clicking and updating any forms that are needed until you get to “Review & Submit”
- On the “Submission Confirmation” page you have the option to print a copy of the submitted form.
- Reach out to the school to make an appointment to turn in Required Documentation.
2021-2022 Non-Resident Application
(no longer accepting applications at this time)
Application may be submitted with all required documentation by email to email@example.com.
Application (printed and completed) may be submitted in person, or by mail to the BOE Central Office address provided below:
Gulf Shores City Schools
300 East 16th Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Application, all required documentation and non-refundable deposit must be submitted before student will be considered for acceptance.
If your child is returning to GSCS (you will receive a Snapcode either in the report card or mailed to your home).
If you did not receive the Snapcode letter, please call the school to get it before beginning the Registration process.