To register for the CURRENT school year, please follow the instructions below.
Registration for NEXT school year will not begin until March.
Online registration submissions are automatically routed to your zone-assigned school registrar.
If you want to register at a school other than your zone-assigned school, please see Student Transfers or School Choice.
Current K-12 Students
No action required, students are automatically re-enrolled for the next school year.
Inactive Returning K-12 Students
Use the School Directory to contact the registrar at your zoned school.
NEW K-12 Students
Please follow these registration steps:
Step 1: Gather and Scan Required Documents
Gather and scan the documents on the Registration Checklist before you start online registration. You MUST have all of these documents to complete your registration.
Step 2: Submit Online Registration
Online registration requires a FOCUS account with a valid email address. For best results, please use the Google Chrome browser. Follow directions closely and be prepared to upload the required documents. At the end, you will get an email stating that your submission was received.
For Parents that already have a FOCUS account, with a child enrolled in the School District of Manatee County. To enroll an additional child, login to FOCUS. Select “Online Application” and “I would like to apply for enrollment for a new child.” Be sure to select the current school year registration form type.
Step 3: Registration Confirmation
After the student's information has been verified by SDMC, the registrar at the zoned school will send a confirmation email with the school start date.
For general registration questions, or if you experience issues with online registration, please contact the Office of Student Assignment.
If you need to contact the registrar at your zoned school, please use the School Directory.