At Missoula County Public Schools, we want parents and students to have the information and tools they need to ensure their transition to a new school is smooth and comfortable.
During the school year, parents are encouraged to register their student(s) for school as soon as possible after relocating to Missoula or outlying communities.
REGISTERING NEW STUDENTS
During the school year, parents who wish to enroll students in grades K-8 should go directly to the school that will serve their student. MCPS elementary and middle schools are open for student registration from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Parents who wish to enroll high school students in Missoula should go directly to Big Sky High School (728-2401), Hellgate High School (728-2402), or Sentinel High School (728-2403). These high schools are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about high school enrollment, contact each high school directly.
Enrollment forms and directions for student registration/enrollment are also available online for families that want to complete paperwork prior to visiting a school, or that have not yet relocated to the area.
If you are unsure what school your child should attend, click here to do an online search by physical address or view an attendance area boundary map.
Please note that a child must be age 5 by Sept. 10, 2012, to be eligible to begin kindergarten on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Click here for additional information regarding kindergarten registration.
FIRST DAY OF 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
Tuesday, Aug. 28, will be the first day of school for most students attending Missoula County Public Schools in Missoula in fall 2012.
Students in kindergarten through grade 8 begin classes on Aug. 28. Kindergarten students will have a shortened day on that Tuesday.
Only freshmen students will report to Hellgate, Sentinel, Big Sky and Seeley-Swan High Schools on the first day of school, Aug. 28 (we call this Freshman Orientation). Students in grades 10 through 12 (sophomores, juniors and seniors) will report for a full day of classes on Tuesday, Aug. 29, joining their freshmen classmates.
All students enrolled in alternative high school programs at Willard School begin classes on Monday, Aug. 28.
Commitment to Equal Education and Opportunity
Missoula County Public Schools is committed to equality of educational opportunity and to equal employment opportunity. Discrimination in education or employment, because of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, political belief, or marital or parental status is prohibited unless based upon reasonable grounds as provided by law. Inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination should be directed to Steve McHugh, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, at 728-2400, ext. 1038.
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