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General Enrollment Information:

Welcome to the Avery County Public Schools Online Application for Student Enrollment!

The information reported in this packet will become part of your child's cumulative school record. Student record information will not be released to third parties or used for purposes other than routine daily and/or emergency contact needs without the knowledge or permission of parents, legal guardians, or students who have passed their eighteenth birthday, except in accordance with the law.

Only a parent or legal guardian may enroll a student in Avery County Schools. Proof of Guardianship can include a birth certificate, divorce papers, Social Services paperwork, or paperwork signed by a judge awarding custody.

Remember to inform school staff of any special needs your student may have (504 Plan, IEP, AIG, special health care needs, special education, etc.)

All applications will be processed electronically and checked for accuracy. Any falsification of information may result in your application not being processed and/or denied.

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Avery County Schools Online Student Enrollment Information:


We would like to welcome you and your child to Avery County Schools! Please read through the information below to identify the documents required for enrollment. Complete all forms within this online packet in order to ensure prompt enrollment for your child.

  • Completed Enrollment Packet
  • Proof of Residency - You will be required to upload prior to submitting your enrollment application.
  • Copy of the student's Birth Certificate
  • Up-to-Date Immunization Record
  • NC Health Assessment Transmittal Form
  • Copy of Court Decree (if the student is in the custody of a person/agency other than his/her natural parent(s))

As a school system, we recognize that each child is a unique individual. The information you provide to us is important in helping us to fully understand your child's strengths and needs. Thank you for allowing us this opportunity.

If you should need any help with the registration process, please contact the school. A Data Manager or school-appointed staff member will be glad to assist you!

Enrollment Documents:



  • If a certified birth certificate is not presented within 30 calendar days of enrollment, the student shall be excluded from school until the certificate is presented.


  • If your child is not immunized, you will need to speak with a school nurse.
  • By law, this must be received within 30 calendar days of enrollment.
  • If documentation is not presented within 30 calendar days, the student shall be excluded from school until proof is presented.


  • For all students new to North Carolina Public Schools.
  • Must be the NC DHHS form, provided by a doctor's office.
  • By law, this must be received within 30 calendar days of enrollment.


Only students who physically reside within the boundaries of Avery County and non-resident students who have obtained approval from the School Board may legally attend Avery 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 the past 30 days, including gas, water, electric, telephone, or cable
  • 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.


  • If the student is in the custody of a person/agency other than his/her natural parent(s).

For More Information, Contact:

Avery County Schools
775 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC 28657

Phone: (828) 733-6006


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