- Student Enrollment in Gulf Shores City Schools
- After School Programs
- Kindergarten Students
- Pre-K Students
- New Students
- Non-Resident Students
- Returning Students
- Virtual Academy Students
- Registration in Gulf Shores City Schools
- What's My School Zone?
Documents Required To Enroll in Gulf Shores City Schools
For students who are new to Gulf Shores City Schools:
- Online Registration at www.gsboe.org
- 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 Acceptable forms include:
(1) Current: valid lease, mortgage statement, deed, settlement statement, or property tax notice.
(2) Current: utility bill
(3) Current: utility bill, 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.
For more information, please contact your child's school. Check the FORMS tab for any needed documents that need to be completed and registration.
If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020, your child will be eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year. Kindergarten registration opens on March 1, 2020. Click HERE to begin online registration. On April 29, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, you are invited to the elementary school to complete the registration process. Be sure to bring all the required documentation listed on the first page of online registration. You can also click here for a list of required documents.
Current student enrolled in Pre-K at Gulf Shores Elementary are returning students and therefore do not need to participate in Kindergarten registration nor come up to the school on April 29. Currently enrolled students in Pre-K at Gulf Shores Elementary are treated as returning students. Registration for returning students will occur soon, so stay tuned!
If you have any questions, please call the elementary school at 251.968.7375. We look forward to see you soon!
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.
If you were selected in the Pre-K lottery, click HERE to register your student(s) online.
If your child is new to Gulf Shores click HERE and follow the steps below to create an account and complete 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.
The Gulf Shores Board of Education has a non-resident admission policy for admitting students who are not Gulf Shores residents. The policy requires a tuition payment of $1,500 for the first child and $1,000 for each additional child, as well as academic, behavior, and attendance eligibility requirements. Additionally, admission is based on space (capacity). Tuition must be paid in full prior to August 1, 2020. Please be aware that tuition does NOT include school fees, donations, yearbooks, etc. as these will be collected separately at the school level. Full-time employees of GSCS with non-resident students are subject to the Non-Resident Policy but are eligible for a tuition waiver if their child qualifies. Children of full-time employees enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year as non-resident students do not need to re-apply for the 2020-2021 school year.
STUDENTS APPLYING FOR NON-RESIDENT STATUS CAN REQUEST A TUITION WAIVER BASED ON FINANCIAL HARDSHIP. (See details below)
The application process for non-resident students opens March 1 and closes March 31. Completion of an application does not guarantee acceptance. Notice regarding admission status will be emailed to the address provided on the completed application.
Gulf Shores City Schools offers a Virtual Academy which is open to any qualifying student and is free of charge. If capacity prevents the acceptance of your child into the traditional educational program, you may wish to consider our Virtual Academy. For more information please contact Dr. Susan Nelson at email@example.com.
Click here for information on Non-Resident Procedures
Non-Resident Application Process OPENS March 1, 2020
Please READ all information before beginning your application. Complete the Non-Resident Application and Non-Refundable Deposit and submit to Gulf Shores City Schools, along with the following items:
1) Most recent report card/grades from 2019-20 school year.
2) Attendance report from 2019-20 school year.
3) Discipline report from 2019-20 school year.
4) Non-refundable $100.00 registration deposit.*
(You will need to download the application to your computer. Then you can either complete the fillable PDF or print a copy and complete. An application will need to be completed for each child applying as a Non-Resident Student in the Gulf Shores City School System.)
eSchool Payment for $100 Non-Refundable Deposit
(eSchool Payment link will take you to all GSCS Schools. Please select Gulf Shores Middle School. Please note that elementary, middle, and high school non-resident students will pay their non-refundable deposit here. In the NOTES field please specify which school your child will be attending.)
*Tuition for non-resident students is $1,500 for the first student and $1,000 for additional siblings. A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required with each application and will go towards the tuition balance if admission is granted.
Application (fillable PDF) may be submitted with all required documentation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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), click on the Returning Student Tab, you will follow these steps below to complete the Registration process. If you did not receive it, please call the school to get it before beginning the Registration process.