Student Registration

Please use the links below to learn about the application or registration process for each new or returning student. Contact Central Office at 423-547-8000 with questions.

Wandell Early Learning Center (Pre-K Registration)

Pre-K applicants: Placement in the WELC is based on income eligibility, and priority is also given to students with special needs and students of faculty and staff.

Returning Students (Grades 1-12)

Returning students are all students who were enrolled in Elizabethton City Schools during the 2017-18 school year. This includes students who were registered as tuition students or out-of-zone students.

New Students (K-12)

New students are students who have never attended Elizabethton City Schools or who may have moved and did not complete the 2017-18 school year in our system.

Freshman Registration

Rising Freshmen: This applies to rising freshmen who are zoned for Elizabethton High School.

New Tuition & Out-of-Zone Application (K-12)

Tuition students are those whose parents or guardians do not live within Elizabethton city limits, but who wish to attend Elizabethton City Schools as tuition-paying students.

Out-of-Zone placement requests may be made by parents for students who are zoned for an Elizabethton elementary school but wish to attend a different Elizabethton elementary school.


Returning Students (Grades 1-12)

Returning students are all students who were enrolled in Elizabethton City Schools during the 2017-18 school year. This includes students who were registered as tuition students or out-of-zone students.

Please log in to Skyward Family Access to update your child’s enrollment information for returning students in grades 1-12. Please reference the Skyward Family Access webpage for instructions on registering for Skyward if you have not already done so. Your child's school must have a current email address on file for you to access Skyward. New students (in-zone, new tuition and kindergarten) will complete paper forms. Please contact your child's school with questions or concerns.

Returning Tuition and Out-of-Zone Students
Returning tuition and returning out-of-zone students do not need to use the Cyclone Connection to apply for tuition or out-of-zone status. Parents of returning tuition and out-of-zone students will still update their student data forms in Skyward as described above.  With questions about this process, please call Central Office (547-8000).

  • Parents of students in grades 6-12 do not need to do anything to ensure their child will continue attending as a tuition student.
  • Parents of returning tuition and out-of-zone students in elementary school ONLY will be asked to complete the Returning K-5 Tuition Application or Returning K-5 Out-of-Zone Application at their schools. This information helps school staff know the number of students to expect for the coming school year.

New Students

New students are students who have never attended Elizabethton City Schools or who may have moved and did not complete the 2017-18 school year in our system.

Parents of new in-zone students should make an appointment with their child's school to complete registration information at their earliest convenience. Parents of new students shall provide the school with the required documentation below. All new students (kindergarten, tuition, in-zone) will complete student data forms on paper, NOT online in Skyward Family Access.

What to bring to registration

  • PARENTAL PHOTO IDENTIFICATION - parent/guardian information must match birth certificate/legal documentation. State law requires registration process be completed by the parent/legal guardian
  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE - the mother’s copy is not acceptable.
  • LEGAL DOCUMENTATION - If divorced (or legally separated) legal documentation must be provided to the school for custody requirements.
  • IMMUNIZATION RECORD – Official TN Dept. of Heath Certificate of Immunization Record Form
  • CURRENT PHYSICAL (Physical must be current within one year to the start date of school. Physicals are only necessary for new Kindergarten, Pre-K, or transfers from out-of state or other TN school districts, or new tuition students.)
  • SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
  • MEDICAL ALERTS – Any information you wish to share that will help us serve your child better.
  • PERMANENT PHYSICAL ADDRESS WITH (2) PROOFS OF RESIDENCE (Acceptable: Property tax records, mortgage document or property deed, apartment or home lease, electric, water or gas bill. NOT acceptable: Cable or phone bills.)

Elementary Registration
Elizabethton elementary schools will offer registration for new in-zone students July 31 – August 3, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Parents may pick up a registration packet with instructions from their child(ren)'s designated school so the school administrator can determine placement for the 2018-19 school year. Students transferring from another school system will not be registered until records have been faxed from the sending school. All of the above information must be received prior to a student being enrolled.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten preregistration dates are below and take place at each school for city residents only. Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before August 15, 2018. To register your child for the 2018 – 2019 school year, you must provide the information listed above by the first day of school. Please bring this information when you preregister. Parents who wish to enroll their kindergarten student in a different Elizabethton school than the one for which they are zoned should apply online in the Cyclone Connection (more info below), and these children should register at the school for which they are curently zoned. Preregistration dates are listed in the table below:

Harold McCormick

Friday, April 20

8:00 – 3:00

(lunch from 11:30 – 12:30)

East Side Elementary

Monday, April 2

8:00 – 3:00

(lunch from 11:30 – 12:30)

West Side Elementary

Monday, April 16

8:00 – 3:00

(lunch from 11:30 – 12:30)


Freshmen Registration

2018-19 High School registration is currently taking place during school hours for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Counseling Office expects to have all students registered by April 13. Registration for rising freshmen will take place after school hours every Thursday night in April. Rising freshmen and their parents should attend registration according to the table below.

2018 Rising Freshmen Registration Dates

April 5

April 12

April 19

April 26

5:30 Last Names A – B

5:30 Last Names L – M

5:30 Last Names N – T

5:30 Baseball Team

6:15 Last Names C – F

6:15 Track Team

6:15 Last Names V – Z

6:15 Softball Team

7:00 Last Names G– H

 

7:00 Soccer Team

 

Documents to bring to registration:

  1. The completed Purple Registration Form
  2. Proofs of Residency - The ONLY proofs of residency that will be accepted are: property tax records, mortgage documents or property deed, apartment or home lease agreement, or utility bills (water, electric, gas).
  3. Custodial documents
  4. Also your student’s current T. A. Dugger file must have their Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and Current Immunization form (this is to be on a TN form for high school).

Registration Documents

Click the links below to view documents you may need for registration. 

Course Catalogue
Course Offerings with Codes
9th Grade Registration Sheet
10th Grade Registration Sheet
11th Grade Registration Sheet
12th Grade Registration Sheet
City Parent Letter
Carter County Parent Letter
4th Period Regular Class Offerings
4-Year Plan for 2018-2019

New Tuition & Out-of-Zone Application (K-12)

Tuition students are those whose parents or guardians do not live within Elizabethton city limits, but who wish to attend Elizabethton City Schools as tuition-paying students. Reference Board Policy 6.204.

Out-of-Zone placement requests may be made by parents for students who are zoned for an Elizabethton elementary school but wish to attend a different Elizabethton elementary school.

Cyclone Connection (Online Tuition / Out-of-Zone Application)
cyclone connection logoThe Cyclone Connection is an online application for both tuition applicants and out-of-zone requests. The online application opens in April and closes after the first ten school days. At that time, parents must apply in person, on paper at Central Office, and the application must be approved by the Director of Schools. Central Office is located at

804 S. Watauga Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643


Tuition Fees
Tuition may be paid either in one lump sum, or at the beginning of each semester. The annual tuition fee schedule is below. The family cap is $2,200 annually.

Home Address

(Grades K-5)

(Grades 6-8)

(Grades 9-12)

Carter County

$800

$400

$300

Outside Carter County

$1,600

$1,600

$1,600


Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students
The Board may deny admission of any student who has been expelled or suspended from another school system in Tennessee or another state even though the student has established residency in the system in which he/she seeks enrollment.