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General Information:

Welcome to the Harnett County Schools online application system for Student Assignment, Enrollment and Special Programs! Please scroll down this page (to the colored sections below) to read important information about the type of application you would like to submit.

No reassignment or Discretionary Admission request will be evaluated after June 15th, 2020.

All requests will be checked for accuracy. Any falsification of information may result in your request not being processed.  

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Information for Student Transfer Applications:

This is an official application. The information contained on this online application should be considered private

Please note the following:

  1. Harnett County Schools DOES NOT take into consideration online ratings or personal opinions when evaluating reassignment/discretionary admission (out-of-county) requests for families.
  2. Families living in Linden Oaks that do not qualify to attend DOD schools are provided transportation to Benhaven Elementary, Overhills Middle School, or Overhills High School ONLY.  Reassignment requests for students living in Linden Oaks to schools other than the ones listed will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  
  3. Families of Kindergarten students must register at the school in their attendance area before applying for reassignment.  Kindergarten Registration for Harnett County Schools will be held May 13th, 2020.  
  4. A Child Care Verification form will be required for all reassignment or discretionary admission (out-of-county) requests that mention child care as a reason for wanting to attend a school outside of your attendance area.   There will be no exceptions to this.  All submitted Child Care Verification forms must be notarized and will be verified by the office of Student Support Services before a reassignment is approved. Missing information will cause significant delays in processing.  
  5. Reassignment and Discretionary Admission (Out-of County) requests must be renewed annually.  Families that fail to renew their reassignment/discretionary admission requests will be assigned to the school in their attendance area.  All reassignment/discretionary admission (out-of-county) requests are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
  6. Discretionary Admission (Out-of County) requests are subject to a tuition charge and must be accompanied by a release from the domiciled LEA even if the student has never attended school in that LEA (Policy 4130 - Discretionary Admission). Tuition amounts for the 2020-2021 school year will be made available after July 1st and families will be notified by HCS Student Support Services/HCS Finance Office of the amount they are required to pay by August 10th, 2020.
  7. If you are moving to the Harnett County School district after the closing date for reassignment/discretionary admission, you must enroll at the school located in your attendance area.  Any exceptions must be addressed to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services in writing electronically at studentservices@harnett.k12.nc.us or via US Mail at PO Box 1029 Lillington, NC 27546.
  8. Transportation is NOT provided by the district for reassignments or discretionary admissions and is solely the responsibility of the parent/guardian. This also includes special transportation provided as a related service for students with disabilities, which is only provided to the base school or assigned school if the child is assigned to another site by the EC department in order to implement his or her IEP.

Information for Student Enrollment / Admission Requirements:

This is an official application. The information contained on this online application should be considered private.

North Carolina law is clear regarding admission requirements of all newly enrolling kindergarten students. If you have any questions about the admission requirements outlined below, please contact Administration at your child’s school.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

✔ Certified Birth Certificate
✔ Immunization Record
✔ Proof of Residency
Health Assessment Transmittal Form - required for all students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time.
Home Language Survey
✔ Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time must become 5 years of age on or before August 31 of the school year in which they are enrolling.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT TRANSMITTAL FORM

  • Must be presented to school on or before the 30th calendar day from the child’s first day of attendance.
  • Must be completed and signed by your child’s health care provider (doctor).
  • Must be completed no more than 12 months prior to the date of school entry.
  • Must include medical history, physical examination, vision screening (including stereopsis screening) and hearing screening, and if appropriate, screening for anemia and tuberculosis.
  • Students with health assessment forms from other states should present the form to the school nurse for consideration and review.
  • A completed immunization record must be attached to the health assessment.

NORTH CAROLINA’S MINIMUM IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY

  • 5 DTP/DTaP/DT doses (If the 4th dose was given after the 4th birthday, the 5th dose is not required; 1 booster dose required after age 4; DT requires a medical exemption.)
  • 4 Polio doses (If 3rd dose was given after 4th birthday, the 4th dose is not required;1 booster dose is required after age 4.)
  • 1-4 Hib doses (Series complete if at least 1 dose was given on/after 15 months and before 5 years of age; not required after age 5.)
  • 3 Hepatitis B doses (3rd dose must have been given after 6 months of age)
  • 2 Measles doses (at least 30 days apart; 1st dose must be given on/after 1st birthday.)
  • 2 Mumps doses (1st dose on/after 1st birthday and 2nd before enrolling in school.)
  • 1 Rubella dose (on/after 1st birthday)
  • 2 Varicella doses if born on/after April 1, 2001 (Unless documented history of disease provided by physician/clinic)

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION OF PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN

  • Valid Driver's License OR Valid Identification Card
  • Valid Military Identification Card

PROOF OF PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN'S RESIDENCE IN HARNETT COUNTY

Only students who physically reside within the boundaries of Harnett County and students who have obtained approval may legally attend Harnett County Schools.

Items that may be used for Proof of Residency:

  • Copy of residential deed
  • Record of most recent residential mortgage statement
  • Copy of residential lease
  • HUD closing statement
  • Valid Gov Issued Photo ID (requires one additional proof of address)
  • Utility bill or work order dated within past 30 days, including: gas, water, electric, telephone, or cable

WITHDRAWAL FORM AND MOST RECENT REPORT CARD AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

  • Not applicable for those entering kindergarten for the first time.
  • Home-School Students should provide a copy of the Home School Registration, Attendance Record, Standardized test scores, and a record of the courses taken with credit awarded.

COPIES OF ALL CURRENT COURT ORDERS CONCERNING CUSTODY AND VISITATION, INCLUDING PROTECTIVE ORDERS

  • Custody paperwork authorized by a judge OR Social Services/Foster Care placement is required for all students not living with their natural parent.
  • Without court-ordered documentation, we can not deny a biological parent access to a student or student's records.

Students not in compliance will have 30 calendar days from the first day of school attendance to present the required proof of adequate immunizations and if applicable, Health Assessment Transmittal form. North Carolina law states, "Upon 30 calendar days, the principal shall not permit the child to attend school until the required forms have been presented".


For More Information, Contact:

Harnett County Board of Education
1008 South 11th Street
Lillington, NC 27546

Phone: 910-893-8151

 

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