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Enrollment Process

For the purposes of this section, "parent" means either biological parent or guardian. Only a parent or guardian, with supporting documentation, can register a student.

Follow the steps listed below. Note: this process is to register new, or returning, students. Currently-enrolled students are re-registered via the Annual Data Update (ADU) process. Parents will receive ADU instructions via email in May of each year.

Registration for Palo Alto Unified School District

Please contact Registration Services for any questions: email, or call (650) 329-3707.

Registration is NOT COMPLETE until all FOUR STEPS below are completed:

Once you've successfully completed this step, you will receive an auto-generated email that contains a 5-digit confirmation code, and instructing you to schedule an in-person appointment.

  • Step 2: Gather all documents listed at the Required Documents web page. Parent MUST bring these documents to the in-person appointment described in the next step. The appointment will be rescheduled if any documents are missing or are non-compliant.
  • Step 3: Make an appointment with the Registration Services office through this page.
  • Step 4: Bring ALL required documents to the appointment. You will meet with Registration Services staff to review these documents. Arrive on time so we can have the full 30 - 45 minutes to process your enrollment. The Registration Services office is located at 25 Churchill Ave, Palo Alto.


We need the entire 30 - 45 minutes to process registrations. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Appointments will also be canceled if any documents are missing or are non-compliant, so please read the Required Documents web page carefully.