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What are some typical high school registration requirements?

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Typical high school registration requirements include proof of age and residency within the high school's district. Physical examinations, as well as an immunization record, are required. Records from the student's prior school are necessary, and both parents and students must sign release forms.

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Parents or guardians can provide proof of age when registering a student for high school by presenting an official birth certificate. Photocopies are not typically accepted; neither are baptismal certificates or hospital notices.

Proof of residency must be established with two documents. These can be any combination of a mortgage, deed or lease, current utility bill or a property tax statement. If the student is residing in the school district because of an emergency or hardship, parents or guardians need to sign an affidavit of residency and have it notarized.

Documents needed from the student's former school include disciplinary and attendance records, the student's last report card and any standardized test scores. In addition, the former school must provide a transfer card.

Students, parents and guardians are asked to sign several release forms that may differ depending on the school. Students are asked to agree to use the school's technology for educational pursuits only, while both parties are asked to complete a media release form that allows the school to use the student's likeness in print or video. Parents or guardians are also asked to fill out a parental release, as well as provide information concerning the language spoken in the home or any siblings the student may have. They must also provide any court orders in the event of custody situations, along with a proper student registration form provided by the school.

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