The Desert Star new student Admissions Process
Please be aware In accordance with the Arizona State Statute a prospective Kindergarten student must be the age of 5 and a prospective 1st grader must be the age of 6 by September 1st of the school year.
A School Tour is highly recommended to make an informed choice for your child’s education. Note: a tour is not required in order to complete the application process.
Complete Required Forms for Admission
The following forms are to be completed by the legal parent/guardian prior to admittance:
Arizona Residency Documentation- Proof of physical address
ESEA Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Home Language Survey
Transmittal for Release of Records
Provide one of the following:
A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate: Please bring the original and we will copy and certify it for our records.
Other reliable proof of the pupil’s identity and age, including the pupil’s baptismal certificate, an application for a social security number or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate.
Provide one of the following for immunization records:
A ‘Certificate of Immunization’ signed by a licensed physician certifying that the child has received age-appropriate immunizations as required by Law. Please bring the original and we will copy and certify for our records.
A ‘Request of Exemption from Immunization’ form signed by a parent or guardian.
Admissions Notification - A school representative will contact you to inform you all paperwork has been received. Your child will be enrolled unless the program, class, grade level or building exceeds capacity.