Welcome to the Parents Section!
The Valparaiso Community Schools provides public school education for resident children of Center Township in Porter County, Indiana. Nonresidents may be considered for enrollment by submitting a letter of request to the Office of the Superintendent. A nonresident is financially responsible for paying the student’s tuition and must provide the student’s transportation.
Book rental fees are due in full at the beginning of each year. Families who qualify for free lunches automatically qualify for textbook assistance.
Enrolling a New Student
Contact the staff at the Administration Building to determine the school to which your child will be assigned.
Contact the secretary at your child’s new school for bus route information and to schedule a visit.
Visit the new school and bring the following documents:
child’s birth certificate
verification of immunizations
proof of residency
legal custody papers (if applicable)
unofficial transcript or home-based report card
name and address of previous school
After your child is properly enrolled, the school will contact the previous school to request copies of official records and standard test results.
Children shall be eligible for kindergarten provided they are five years old on or before August 1st of the year of enrollment. Registration is held during Kindergarten Roundup, which takes place at each elementary school in April. Parents need to provide a state birth certificate, verification of immunizations, four documents to prove residency and custody papers (if applicable).
In compliance with the state of Indiana regulations, all new students must present verification of immunizations before beginning school.