Thank you for your interest in enrolling in Whitfield County Schools! For customized service, please visit our Student Enrollment Center at 201 East Tyler Street in Dalton. Staff in our schools do not manage enrollment and will refer you to the Enrollment Center, which you can reach by telephone at (706) 876-3955.
Enrolling in Whitfield County Schools
To reduce your wait time, you may wish to print the enrollment forms available below, complete them at home, and bring them with you to the Enrollment Center. Please read the forms completely as you fill them out. You must have all of the necessary information listed on the "Documentation you need to register" form below.
- Documentation you need to register for school (English / Spanish)
- Enrollment Application (English / Spanish)
- Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Application (English / Spanish)
- Free Reduced Meals Application (English / Spanish)
If you have any questions about enrollment, please call our enrollment staff at (706) 876-3931.
Home School Reporting
House Bills 39 and 706, passed during the 2012 legislative session and signed by the Governor, move the responsibility of homeschool reporting from local school systems to the Georgia Department of Education beginning July 1, 2012. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) developed a web-based system to efficiently comply with the new homeschool requirements.
Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to use the web-based system to submit their homeschool Declaration of Intent and attendance records as doing so will save time and resources for both the parent/guardian and the GaDOE. The GaDOE web-based system is located on the GaDOE homeschool webpage. Additional information about homeschooling and how to submit homeschool documentation is available on the homeschool webpage. Please be advised that the GaDOE web-based system is not affiliated with any vendor offering services to homeschool parents/guardians.
For parents/guardians who do not wish to utilize the web-based system, the GaDOE will also provide for the paper submittal of homeschool documentation. Parents/guardians may submit their homeschool documentation via mail or fax to the GaDOE at the contact information below:
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Suite 1754 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Fax: (404) 463-0441
The GaDOE will be responsible for issuing Certificates of Attendance for homeschool students that are eligible for a learner’s permit, driver’s license, work permit, or as needed for other purposes. Parents/guardians may request a Certificate of Attendance electronically using the web-based system or by contacting a GaDOE homeschool staff member.
The GaDOE will need your assistance to meet the requirements of the new homeschool law. Local school systems should submit to the GaDOE all Declaration of Intent forms and attendance records currently received for the 2012-2013 school year. Please do not submit homeschool records for years prior to the 2012-2013 school year. All homeschool records prior to the 2012-2013 school year should be archived and kept at the local school systems until the students reach 18 years of age.
Please note that pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-701 local school systems will continue to be responsible for filing proceedings in court to enforce the compulsory attendance law for homeschoolers after written notice has been sent to the parents/guardians. The GaDOE will coordinate with local school systems to provide the documentation needed for enforcing compulsory attendance for students in home study programs.
Thank you for your cooperation as we move forward to comply with the new homeschool requirements. For additional information about home study programs in Georgia, please contact the GaDOE homeschool division using the contact information below:
Phone: (404) 651-7179
Cell: (404) 463-7891
Phone: (404) 463-7891
What school does my child attend?
Find your address on the street-by-street listing available on our Transportation page to see which schools future students are zoned to attend. Please call our Enrollment Center at (706) 876-3955 if you have questions, and thanks again for visiting!
Release of Directory Information
The Board of Education designates the following information as “directory information.” Unless a parent or eligible student makes a timely request to the principal of the school where the student is enrolled that such information not be designated directory information on the individual student, such information will not be considered confidential and may be disclosed upon request:
- Student’s name, address and telephone number
- Student’s date and place of birth
- Student’s email address
- Student’s participation in official school clubs and sports
- Weight and height of student if he/she is a member of an athletic team
- Dates of attendance at schools within the school district
- Honors and awards received during the time enrolled in the district’s schools
- Grade level
Parents are further notified that students may be photographed, videotaped, or interviewed by the news media or school system personnel at school or some school activity or event. Parents wishing that the above information be denied release must notify the school principal in writing within 30 days of the first day of a school year or the date of enrollment.
Student Use of Internet
All students have access to the internet. Acceptable use and internet safety guidelines are available on the Whitfield County Schools website at www.whitfield.k12.ga.us. Parents may request a written copy of these guidelines by contacting the school. The school district cannot provide an absolute assurance that students will be prevented from accessing inappropriate materials or sending and receiving objectionable communications but the district will ensure that all practical precautions will be taken to keep students safe from illegal and/or inappropriate material. Students are instructed in acceptable use and internet safety and their internet use is monitored as closely as possible. If a parent does not wish their child to be allowed on the internet, they must notify the school principal in writing within the first week of each school term.
About School Supplies
School supply lists recommend items your child may need during the coming school year are now available. No child will be denied any educational opportunity if they are unable to bring any of the suggested items to school.