Registration Information

  • VPK Students
    Click here for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Registration information.

    Current K-12 Students
    If you have questions regarding enrollment or require assistance with your enrollment please contact your current school registrar. Students that are currently enrolled in a School District of Manatee County (SDMC) school are automatically re-enrolled for the next school year. 

    Inactive Returning K-12 Students
    Contact the Office of Student Assignment to reactivate your child in the Manatee County Student Information System (Focus).  Students previously served by the School District of Manatee County (ELC, VPK, ESE, K-12, etc..) that withdrew to private, out of county, or out of state schools are inactive yet already have a student ID number and profile in Focus.  Parents be sure to have your current address and contact information ready to coordinate registration to the zone assigned school or access the application for a hardship transfer request.

    New K-12 Students
    The online registration process only applies to K-12 students that are NEW to the School District of Manatee County (SDMC). This means the student has never been enrolled in a Traditional School, Charter School, Manatee Virtual, Home School, McKay Scholarship, Empowerment Scholarship or Child Find (ESE services) through SDMC. 

    Online registration for NEW students is open for the 2020-2021 School Year!

    School begins August 10, 2020. We strongly encourage new students to register during May and June to avoid delays later in the summer.

Registration Steps for New Students

  • Step 1: Gather and Scan Required Documents
    Gather and scan the documents on the Registration Checklist before you start online registration. You MUST have all of these documents to complete your registration.


    Step 2: Submit Online Registration

    Online registration requires a FOCUS account with a valid email address. For best results, please use the Google Chrome browser. Follow directions closely and be prepared to upload the required documents. At the end, you will get an email stating that your submission was received.


    Step 3: Registration Confirmation

    After the student's information has been verified by SDMC, the registrar at the zoned school will send a confirmation email with the school start date.


    For general registration questions, or if you experience issues with online registration, please contact the Office of Student Assignment.

    If you need to contact the registrar at the zoned school, please use the School Directory.