Welcome to Registration

The Los Alamos Public School District uses PowerSchool Registration, an online data collection system, for new student applications and returning student registrations. The system is fully secure and environmentally conscientious, and allows the district to verify all student information prior to the start of the new school year. The registration system also allows for the electronic signing of all annual permission forms.

Complete your child’s enrollment/registration by selecting the correct tab below. Additionally, please click on this link for our school boundary maps.

New Mexico Pre-K is a voluntary program created by the Pre-Kindergarten Act of 2005 and is jointly administered by the Public Education Department (PED) and the Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD). There are two half-day programs (AM or PM, 3 hours each) located at Piñon Elementary School in White Rock. An additional program in Los Alamos may be added for the 2019-2020 school year as well. Enrollment for the NM Pre-K program is by lottery.

To participate in this program, your child must:

  • be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2019.
  • reside in Los Alamos County (this program is not eligible for open enrollment).

If your child lives within the school zone of a NM Pre-K program, bus transportation will be available. Parents of students who reside outside of the school zone must transport their child to school..

The deadline to apply for the NM Pre-K program for the 2019-2020 school year has now passed. The lottery will be conducted and parents will be notified by June 15, 2019.

Students who are not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list.

If you have any questions contact Jennifer Guy at 663-2228.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please contact the school in which you are zoned for further information. Admission to kindergarten as required by New Mexico State Statute, shall be made solely on the basis of chronological age.  A child who is 5 years of age prior to 12:01 a.m. MDT on September 1 of the school year can enter kindergarten at the beginning of that school year.

Only a parent with legal custody or a person, who serves as a formal guardian, with a Power of Attorney for educational and medical purposes, may enroll a child in the Los Alamos Public Schools.

The following is a list of documents that are required to enroll your child:

Proof of child’s date of birth

  • Birth certificate (state certified – no copies accepted), or
  • Passport/Visa, or
  • Other legal/notarized identification

Proof of parent/guardian identity

  •  Driver’s license, or
  •  Passport/Visa, or
  •  Motor Vehicle Administration identification card, or
  •  Other legal documents used for identification

Proof of parent/guardian relationship or custody

  •  Birth certificate which identifies the parents, or
  •  Court order, or
  •  Separation or divorce decree, or
  •  Other legal documents

Current immunization record

Proof of residency to determine child’s school attendance area require the following original documents

  •  Current (dated within the last 60 days) Los Alamos County utility bill with name of applying family and the Los Alamos address,

AND one of the following:

  •  Current (dated within the last year) Original Rental/Lease Agreement for the residence, or
  •  House Closing Statement for the residence, or
  •  Current (dated within the last year) property tax bill, or
  •  Deed, or
  •  Current (dated within the last 60 days) Mortgage statement, or
  •  Other Residency Scenarios (Conditional Enrollment)

Forms

Enrollment for students who reside in Los Alamos County for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. Click the button below to begin the registration process.

NEW STUDENT INFORMATION

The New Student Application is for all new students who reside in Los Alamos County. New students who reside outside of Los Alamos County must complete the Open Enrollment Application. If your child attended any Los Alamos Public School last year, please complete the Returning Student Registration Form. 

Only a parent with legal custody or a person, who serves as a formal guardian, with a Power of Attorney for educational and medical purposes, may enroll a child in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  Out of district students must complete the Open Enrollment Application to be considered for admission.

Proof of child’s date of birth

  • Birth certificate (state certified – no copies accepted), or
  • Passport/Visa, or
  • Other legal/notarized identification

Proof of parent/guardian identity

  •  Driver’s license, or
  •  Passport/Visa, or
  •  Motor Vehicle Administration identification card, or
  •  Other legal documents used for identification

Proof of parent/guardian relationship or custody

  •  Birth certificate which identifies the parents, or
  •  Court order, or
  •  Separation or divorce decree, or
  •  Other legal documents

Current immunization record

Proof of residency to determine child’s school attendance area require the following original documents

  •  Current (dated within the last 60 days) Los Alamos County utility bill with name of applying family and the Los Alamos address,

AND one of the following:

  •  Current (dated within the last year) Original Rental/Lease Agreement for the residence, or
  •  House Closing Statement for the residence, or
  •  Current (dated within the last year) property tax bill, or
  •  Deed, or
  •  Current (dated within the last 60 days) Mortgage statement, or
  •  Other Residency Scenarios (Conditional Enrollment)

Click the button below to begin the registration process.

RETURNING STUDENT INFORMATION

The Returning Student Registration Form is now available. Emails were sent to each family with instructions and a registration code. If you did not receive a registration code, please contact Sandra Osborn at 663-2228 or s.osborn@laschools.net.

The Returning Student Application is for all students who attended ANY Los Alamos Public School last year, and who currently reside in Los Alamos County, or is an approved out-of-district student.

Please note: If your child previously attended a Los Alamos Public School and you have moved out of Los Alamos County in the last 12 months, you must complete an Open Enrollment Application rather than the Returning Student Registration Form. In addition, if your child has moved outside of the school boundary for their current Elementary School, you must complete the Open Enrollment Application.

LAPS requires that families provide two proofs of residency when registering their student. Failure to provide residency information may prevent your child from attending school.  You will have the option to upload this document when you complete this form, or you may bring the document to the school secretary.

Documentation For Residency Verification
Acceptable documents to establish physical residency include one of the following:

  •  Current (dated within the last year) rental/lease agreement for the residence, or
  •  Current (dated within the last year) property tax bill, or
  •  Current (dated within the last 60 days) mortgage statement, or
  •  Deed, or
  •  House Closing Statement for the residence;

AND

  • Current (dated within the last 60 days) utility bill.

Please complete school registration first before completing athletic registration for Middle School, Topper Freshman Academy, and High School athletics Additionally, and to save time, please download the physical form and take the form to the physician to fill out, and return it to the Athletic Office at Los Alamos High School.

OPEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

The online Open Enrollment Application for the 2019-2020 school year is now available.

Please note: There is NO in-person enrollment requirement for the 2019-2020 school year. The Open Enrollment Application is an online process only.

Parents must complete the online application to apply for Open Enrollment. No paper applications will be accepted. The application may be completed on your smartphone or computer. You may apply at the LAPS district office if you do not have access to a smartphone or computer, or if you need additional assistance.

Complete the Online Open Enrollment Application if your child is:

  • a student who lives outside of Los Alamos County.
  • a student who previously attended any LAPS school, but has moved out of district and has not yet been accepted for out-of-district enrollment.
  • an Elementary student who resides in Los Alamos County, but who has moved to a different Elementary School zone. Click this link for our school boundary maps.

Information on the application must be current as of the first day of the school, August 15, 2019.

Applications will be considered in the order that they are received by priority ranking established by School Board Policy and Regulation 5118. Parents will be notified if their child is accepted to attend Los Alamos Public Schools.

If you have any questions about Open Enrollment contact Sandra Osborn at 663-2228 or email s.osborn@laschools.net.

Click the button below to begin the enrollment process.