Admission to New Albany Schools
We know that choosing the right school is a very important decision. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us using the information to the right. Below are guidelines and regulations required for attending New Albany Schools.
The New Albany School District complies with state law and State Board of Education policy on
residency requirements. Students residing in the New Albany School District must provide two
acceptable proofs of residency before enrolling. Students residing outside the New Albany School
District must meet the requirements for out-of-district enrollment and document approval from the
site administrator prior to registration and attendance.
The New Albany School District requires all students enrolling in kindergarten or first grade to
present a certified birth certificate and valid immunization certificate. The district will enroll five (5)
year old children in kindergarten and six (6) year old children in the first grade program if the child
reaches the designated age on or before September 1 of said school year. Students enrolling for
the first time should report with their parent or guardian to the school office for enrollment
information. Proof of residency is required prior to enrollment.
IMMUNIZATIONS, BIRTH CERTIFICATE, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER Mississippi State law requires all students to be immunized prior to enrolling in school in
Mississippi. The local Health Department or your child’s physician may provide the proper
certificate to be placed in your child’s record. NO CHILD CAN ATTEND WITHOUT PROOF OF
IMMUNIZATION. If you need to obtain a certified birth certificate, forms are available in the school
office. The school must have a copy of a child’s CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE from the
STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS. Your child’s Social
Security Number is necessary for school attendance reports to the Mississippi State Department of
ADMISSION FROM NON-ACCREDITED SCHOOLS
Students from schools or programs (including correspondence, tutorial, or home study) that are
not accredited by a state or regional agency must undergo standardized achievement tests and/or
teacher-made special tests to determine; (1) the grade level to which the elementary transfer
student should be assigned or (2) the number and validity of the Carnegie units the secondary
transfer student has earned.
All students residing outside the New Albany School District who wish to attend the New Albany Schools are required to pay tuition. Tuition for out-of-district students is $500.00 per year for the first child in a family $250.00 for each additional child. Tuition must be paid in total prior to a student enrolling in the New Albany School District.
To register a student who lives outside the district, a parent should report to the principal’s office
to gain permission to enroll. Admission screening for out-of-district students will include an analysis
of grades, behavior, and absenteeism. The student must have and maintain an academic average
of “C”, make satisfactory progress toward promotion or graduation, and maintain scores at or about
grade level on standardized tests in order to transfer to the district. The school principal and/or a
designee will review the merits of each student’s application prior to acceptance as a tuition
Once admitted, grades, behavior, and absenteeism will be monitored. Should a student
become involved in a flagrant or serious discipline issue or become repeatedly involved in less
serious discipline issues, he/she will lose the privilege of attending the New Albany Schools as a
tuition student. Additionally, should a student exhibit excessive absenteeism, have grades that fall
below a “C” average, fail to satisfactorily progress toward promotion or graduation, or score below
grade level on standardized test scores, he/she will lose the privilege of attending school in the
New Albany School District.
After approval for admission by the principal, the parent should go to the Central Office to pay
the out-of-district tuition and receive a receipt. The pink receipt slip is then brought back to the
school office and the admission process is continued. The refund policy of the district is:
|Withdrawal days 2-9
||50% of tuition refunded
|Withdrawal day 10 or after
New Albany Schools
301 Hwy 15 North
New Albany, MS 38652