Enrollment Online

  • Kindergarten enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is now open! Columbia Public Schools (CPS) offers two options for kindergarten enrollment: either online or using a paper form and making an appointment with their home school. You can use the school locator to determine your school.

    K-12 Online Enrollment Application

    Online Enrollment (OLR)

    If you do not presently have a child enrolled in Columbia Public Schools (CPS), you may start a new registration.

    If another child is already attending school with Columbia Public Schools, please log into the CPS Families Portal and open Campus Parent.  Navigate through the Campus Parent menu, choose 'more,' and then select 'Annual Registration.' From there, initiate the enrollment process for the 2024-2025 academic year for your incoming kindergartner.

    Paper Application

    Families may also use a paper application to begin the enrollment process

    Important Documents to Prepare 

    1. Birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics (except for currently enrolled CPS Preschool students)
    2. A copy of your student's immunization record. You may review the immunization requirements for Missouri.
    3. Proof of residence (current water, electric, or gas bill, home contract/lease showing address, or a notarized letter from the owner of the residence with whom the family is living and residence utility bill).

    Other supporting documents may be needed. 

    Note: If your child is enrolled in a CPS Preschool, Early Learning / Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), or Public Education Employee Retirement System (PEERS), you only need to bring an updated immunization card and proof of residence.

    Preschool Enrollment Application

    For preschool, please get in touch with the Early Learning Center at 573-214-3585 to schedule an assessment.  If your child qualifies, they will provide a link to their enrollment form.  All other preschool enrollment forms will be denied. 

    If you do not have a laptop or desktop computer, enrollment kiosks are available at the board office! It is recommended that you call to confirm availability, then come in with your documents* and submit your online enrollment forms for new or returning students.  573-214-3400

    Step 1 Use the School Locator Tool to find your student's school.
    Step 2 Sign into Online Registration (OLR) to complete the forms.  Be sure to upload the required documents* as you go through the form.
    Step 3 Submit the completed application. -- Nothing happens until you click SUBMIT.
    Step 4 Contact the school to finalize enrollment and determine your child's start date: CPS School Directory

    *Please obtain digital copies of the following required documents for upload to each application:  Proof of residence, birth record, and immunizations.