REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online Registration 

  • Online registration for new students enrolling in the SOCSD for the 2018-19 school year is open. To access the online registration form, click here.  Be sure to select 2018-19 as the school year.     
  • Online registration for new students entering kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year for the first time opens March 28.  To access the online registration form, click here.  Be sure to select 2019-20 as the school year.  
  • Online registration for enrollment in our prek program for the 2019-20 school year has closed.   
  • Online registration for returning students for the 2019-20 school opens July 9, 2018. To complete your online registration form, you must log into your PowerSchool parent portal at http://www.starkvillesd.com/parents/power-school.  If you do not have an account, you will need to create one to complete registration requirements. 
  • Students who enroll at Starkville High School must complete course selection information online. Contact Starkville High School for more information.
  • Students who enroll at Armstrong Middle School must complete a course selection form. Contact Armstrong Middle School for more information.

Required Documents 

Allowable documents for residency verification have changed.  Parents/guardians are required by the state auditor’s office to provide two proofs of residency verification annually for a child to legally enroll in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidation School District.  Proofs of residency must be current and must have the same address as the one listed on the registration document.  Parents/guardians must provide the Starkville Oktibbeha School District with a minimum of one document from each group as verification of address.

Group 1

  • Mortgage Statement
  • Property Deed
  • Filed Homestead Exemption Application
  • Apartment or Home Lease
  • Filed Property or Warranty Deed

Group 2

  • Utility Bill
    • Water Bill
    • Electric Bill
    • Gas Bill
    • Cable Bill
    • Garbage Bill
  • Certified copy of filed petition for guardianship/final guardianship decree

If utilities are included in the Apartment or Home Lease, please use one of the following documents for the second proof of residency:

  • Doctor, dentist or hospital bill (mailed to address)
  • Credit card statement
  • Insurance policy (Health)
  • State or federal benefit check
  • Salary check stub
  • Government mailing (Social Security or Medicaid Determination letter, IRS, etc.)
  • Bank Statement
  • Driver’s License

District administration may approve other documentation that will objectively verify residency ONLY in circumstances that building level administrators deem extenuating circumstances.

AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION AND VOTER PRECINCT IDENTIFICATION ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY.  Driver’s license is only considered an acceptable proof of residency IF utilities are included in home/apartment lease. 

All prek, kindergarten and new students enrolling in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District for the 2019-20 school year must provide hard copies of proofs of residency to the school office during registration.  Only returning students will be allowed to upload residency verification documents electronically.  

In addtion to proof of residency verification, the following documents are required for students to complete registration and enroll in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District: 

  • MS Form 121 for immunization record for new kindergarten students and/or new transfer students: Mississippi School Immunization Laws
  • Updated immunization form required for all students entering 7th Grade:
    • The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will require the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade beginning with the coming school year.
    • Students entering 7th grade will not be allowed to attend school without providing an updated immunization record, referred to as a Form 121 Immunization document showing all required immunizations, including the Tdap vaccination.
    • The required Tdap vaccination and other recommended vaccinations are available at the Oktibbeha County Health Department located on Yeates Street.
    • Parents must provide an updated immunization record if their child is entering 7th grade.
  • Certified Birth Certificate (New students ONLY)

Who May Attend SOCSD

Subject to the provision of the laws of the State of Mississippi, the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District shall provide a free, appropriate, public education to the following students:

  • Emancipated minor children who reside within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District. 
  • Minor children who lack a fixed, nighttime address. 
  • Minor children who reside with one or both natural parents within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.
  • Minor children who reside with a court-appointed legal guardian within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, except those who reside with a legal guardian whose guardianship was established for the purpose of establishing residency for school district attendance purposes.
  • Minor children who reside with a guardian or someone who acts and/or functions as a parent or guardian, whether or not the same be a natural parent or legal guardian within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School  District. However, such minor children may not establish such an arrangement for the purpose of school district attendance.
  • Minor children who reside outside the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are employees of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have chosen to enroll the minor child or children to the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.
  • Minors who have been accepted by virtue of the inter-district transfer provisions of state law.

Age Requirements for SOCSD Students

The school district complies with age requirements for entry into kindergarten and grade 1 as follows:

Kindergarten:
A child must have attained his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year.

Grade 1:
A child must have attained his/her sixth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year.

Exception:
Any child who transfers from an out-of-state school whose state law provides for an enrollment date subsequent to September 1 may be enrolled if specific provisions of Mississippi Code Section 37-15-9 are met.

Special Education, Developmentally Delayed Classes:
Students who are ruled eligible for Special Education Developmentally Delayed classes may be enrolled if they have attained their third birthday on or before December 1 of the current year.

Maximum age of attendance:
Individuals 21 years of age or older must have written permission of the board for attendance.