You can find instructions on how to register your child for Elementary School
below. Elementary school consists of grades 1 - 4, Kindergarten and Early
A child must be 5 years of age on or before September
1, 2013 in order to register for
kindergarten for the 2013
- 2014 school year. Children who turn five after September 1 and on or before December 31 may be assessed and considered for early entrance to kindergarten based on high ability at the request of a parent or guardian. These students must qualify for the program by meeting performance benchmarks determined through assessments administered by district staff. These assessments must be given no later than 14 business days prior to the start of school to determine entry eligibility.
You will want to follow steps 1 - 4 as outlined
below in order to complete registration.
While kindergarten attendance is not required by the State of Indiana, it is the critical foundation on which your child’s future academic and social success is built. We encourage you to consider if your child is ready to begin his/her kindergarten experience as a mature, capable, and eager learner. Can your child do the following?
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You will want to refer to the school boundary maps
for Elementary Schools to see what school your child will be attending. This
map shows the "home school" for your child based off of where you currently or
will be residing within the district.
If you would like your child
to attend a different school
other than your home school
or if you have not taken possession
of your home/apartment, you
will need to
a transfer appeal.
Information you will need to register include:
Legal settlement of the student is the school corporation whose
attendance area contains the residence of the parent with whom
the student is living. I.C. 20-26-11-2.
The residence of a child is determined by the residence of his or
her parent(s) or legal guardian(s). This place of residence must
be within HSE district boundaries for the child(ren) to attend
HSE Schools. Persons who present misinformation to the district
concerning place of residence should expect the removal of the
child(ren) from classes and retroactive billing for the daily
tuition rate. If there is any question as to whether a residence
is within HSE attendance boundaries, please call the central
office at (317) 594-4100 for verification or refer to the
subdivision-to-school reference list mentioned in step 1 above.
Before any student is assigned to attend a Hamilton Southeastern
School, the student’s parent or legal guardian* must prove legal
residence within the attendance boundaries. Families whose primary
residence is outside Hamilton Southeastern attendance boundaries
are not eligible to attend Hamilton Southeastern Schools.
All applicants must submit at least three proofs of residency.
Documents must be pre-printed with the name and address of the
student’s parent or guardian* and must be presented at the time
These documents also will be required for any change of address.
Familes not currently within the school corporation will need to
submit an appeal to the Transfer Appeals Committee prior to enrollment.
Appointments are not necessary at the Elementary level. It is suggested,
however, that you contact your school for the best time to stop in.
You can get your school's contact information here...
A child residing in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools and having successfully completed a Kindergarten Program - public, private, homeschool is eligible to enter grade one. Children not having completed a Kindergarten program will be assessed for proper placement.
Click here for information regarding early entrance to first grade...
Registration for Early Childhood is a little different then the above process.
Please visit our special services page for more information on this program.