Enrollment

Clipart of child in red shortsThank you for you choosing Lawrence Public Schools (LPS).  Please use the links below to select the enrollment process that best meets your needs. 
 
Note: New to LPS students will be asked to create a pre-registration account using the link below.  Taking this step from home will save you time when you visit the Family Resource Center (FRC) or High School to register.  If you cannot do this step from home, a staff member can help you with the process onsite. 
 
New to Lawrence Public Schools Registration, K-12
Estudiantes Nuevos
 
Register PK-12 student(s) for 2017-2018 school year (Next Coming School Year)
 
Re-enrolling Students, K-12
Estudiantes Reingresando
 
 
Abbott Lawrence Academy 
The Accelerated Academy at Lawrence High School 
 
  • Application package for grade 9 enrollment 
  • Entrance exam (ISEE Test)
    • ABBOTT LAWRENCE ACADEMY FINAL ISEE TEST DATE- SATURDAY JANUARY 23
    • Open registration begins at 8AM, walk-ins welcome! For more information, please contact your middle school guidance counsellor or administrators, or contact abbottlawrence@lawrence.k12.ma.us
    • ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 1!

Required Documentation:

  • Student registration application
  • Student’s original birth certificate
  • Proof of residency (electric, gas, or mortgage bill dated within 30 days or a certified rental agreement)
  • Immunizations up-to-date
  • Physical Exam (within one year)
  • TB Test/ Low Risk Results
  • Vision screening (must include Stereopsis) – Kindergarten Only
  • Lead test results – PreK-Kindergarten Only
  • Legal custody paper, if applicable
  • Last report card or transfer form, if transferring from another school district
  • I.E.P, if student received services under a Special Education Program
  • I.A.P, if the student receives services under Section 504
 
CHILDREN MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1ST  IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN.
Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1 to register for Preschool.*
 
* Age exceptions include children 2.9 years and older that are referred by Early Intervention or via an LPS screening or Special Education evaluation, and siblings who will be three years old by September 1. Other three year olds are welcome to apply but will be waitlisted for open seats available after September 1.
 

Additional Documents that May Be Required:

  • Caregiver Authorization Affidavit
    Please complete and submit when authorizing other family members or friends to care for your child during a short or long-term absence (not to exceed one year).
     

    English | Spanish

  • Homeowner-Lease Holder Affidavit
    Complete and submit as alternative proof of address if there is no other documentation available.
     

    English | Spanish

  • Custody Documentation
    If one of the parents/guardians of the student is not listed on the birth certificate, custody documentation will be required. Otherwise this individual may only be listed as an emergency contact.
 

For Students in Grades K-8 Please Visit:

Family Resource Center
237 Essex Street, 4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
978-722-8551
 
By Appointment Only:
Monday through Friday, except Thursday
8:00AM to 2:00PM
 
No Appointment Required
Thursdays
12:00PM to 6:30PM
 
Third Saturday of each month:
May, June, August, September
9:00AM to 12:00PM
 

For Students in Grades 9-12 Please Visit:

Lawrence High School
70-71 North Parish Road
Lawrence, MA 01841
978-975-2750
 
No Appointment Required
June to July
Monday through Thursday
8:30PM to 11:30AM
 
September to May
Monday through Friday
8:30AM to 11:30AM
 

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Lawrence Public School Family Resource Center
237 Essex Street, 4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
978-722-8551