Student Enrollment Process

DC’s online enrollment process is quick and easy! It can be done from the comfort of your home and even from your phone!

RSVP for an Enrollment Kickoff Night at your school!

DateTimeCampusLocationRSVP
Monday, April 83:30P to 6:00PBenning Campus (Ward 7)4801 Benning Rd SE
Tuesday, April 94:00P to 6:00P DC College Prep (Ward 5)1405 Brentwood Pkwy NE
Wednesday, April 103:30P to 6:00PWebb Campus (Ward 5)1375 Mount Olivet Rd NE
Thursday, April 114:30P to 6:30PLegacy College Prep (Ward 8)3999 8th Street SE
Thursday, April 113:30P to 6:00PShaw Campus (Ward 2)421 P Street NW
Thursday, April 113:30P to 6:00PWheeler Campus (Ward 8)3301 Wheeler Rd SE
Thursday, April 113:30P to 6:00PSmilow Campus (Ward 7)5300 Blaine Street NE
Thursday, April 113:30P to 6:00PDouglass Campus (Ward 8)2600 Douglass Rd SE

New, Transfer, & 9th Grade Students

enrollment process for new students

Step One: Collect Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Parent ID
  • (optional)
  • (optional)
  • Most Recent Report Card, if applicable
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable
  • Proof of DC Residency Documentation
    • You can use any one (1) of the following documents to prove residency
      • A pay stub issued within the past 45 days showing only DC tax withholdings, displaying the name and current address;
      • Proof of financial assistance from the Government of the District of Columbia (i.e., TANF, Medicaid, SCHIP, Housing, etc.) issued within the past 12 months, displaying your name and current address;
    • If you do not have any of the documents listed above, you can use any two (2) of the following documents. (The address and name on each of the below items must be the same.)
  • District of Columbia-issued Driver’s License or non-driver’s identification displaying your name and current address;
  • Utility (gas, electric, water) bill, displaying your name and current address, with a separate payment receipt or canceled check for payment of the bill for a period within 2 months; and/or
  • DC Vehicle Registration, displaying your name and current address.

Step Two: Submit Enrollment

  • Log into the
  • You Will Need Your Child’s Snapcode. This will be emailed to you on Monday, April 8 from DC’s Enrollment Team.
    • Snapcodes are unique each year and are linked to each student’s personal information. We will include your child’s snapcode (15 characters) in their correspondence you will receive on April 8, giving directions on use the enrollment portal and upload the appropriate documents. If you have misplaced or did not receive the student’s snapcode, please contact enrollment@kippdc.orgto obtain it.
    • You will have a snapcode for each child you are enrolling at DC, so you may need to fill out the information in the portal several times if you are enrolling more than one child.

Step Three: DC Review

  • After 48 hours DC’s Enrollment Team will review the submitted documentation and information.
    • If accepted, you will receive an email with a link to electronically sign your DC Residency Verification form.
    • If additional information is needed, you will receive an email outlining additional information you will need to upload to the Enrollment Portal.

Step Four: E-Sign DC Residency Verification

  • Please electronically sign the DC Residency Verification form. You will receive one verification form to sign for each child you are enrolling at DC.

Enrollment Complete!


Returning Students

enrollment process for returning students

Note: Students transferring from one DC school to another and all 9th-grade students will be treated as new students, please use the process above. Families enrolling in DC’s Virtual Learning Program should reach out to Kristine Ras for more information.

Step One: Collect Residency Documents

  • Parent ID
  • (optional)
  • (optional)
  • Proof of DC Residency Documentation
    • You can use any one (1) of the following documents to prove residency
      • A pay stub issued within the past 45 days showing only DC tax withholdings, displaying the name and current address;
      • Proof of financial assistance from the Government of the District of Columbia (i.e., TANF, Medicaid, SCHIP, Housing, etc.) issued within the past 12 months, displaying your name and current address;
    • If you do not have any of the documents listed above, you can use any two (2) of the following documents. (The address and name on each of the below items must be the same.)

      • District of Columbia-issued Driver’s License or non-driver’s identification displaying your name and current address;
      • Utility (gas, electric, water) bill, displaying your name and current address, with a separate payment receipt or canceled check for payment of the bill for a period within 2 months; and/or
      • DC Vehicle Registration, displaying your name and current address.

Step Two: Submit Re-enrollment

  • You Will Need Your Child’s Snapcode. This will be emailed to you on Monday, April 8. Be on a lookout from DC’s Enrollment Team.
    • Snapcodes are unique each year and are linked to each student’s personal information. We will include your child’s snapcode (15 characters) in their correspondence you will receive on April 8, giving directions on use the enrollment portal and upload the appropriate documents. If you have misplaced or did not receive the student’s snapcode, please contact enrollment@kippdc.orgto obtain it.
    • You will have a snapcode for each child you are enrolling at DC, so you may need to fill out the information in the portal several times if you are enrolling more than one child.

Step Three: DC Review

  • After 48 hours DC’s Enrollment Team will review the submitted documentation and information.
    • If accepted, you will receive an email with a link to electronically sign your DC Residency Verification form.
    • If additional information is needed, you will receive an email outlining additional information you will need to upload to the Enrollment Portal.

Step Four: DC Residency Verification

  • Please electronically sign the DC Residency Verification form. You will receive one verification form to sign for each child you are enrolling at DC.

Enrollment Complete!


Need Help?

We know that the enrollment process can be confusing, here are a few ways we can assist you:

Email or Call Us

If you don’t have certain documents or have questions about your particular situation, please call your school or email the enrollment team.

Email Enrollment Team

Enrollment Team In-Person Hours

Our enrollment team is available to walk you through the enrollment process and answer any additional questions and concerns you may have.

Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm

Special Education Services

If your child currently receives special education services or you have questions about what our schools can offer your student.

Special Education Services Information


Important Notice:

All students enrolled in public schools in the District of Columbia must provide proof of residency in the District. A bona fide DC resident is a person who has established a physical presence in the District of Columbia. To verify residency, the student’s parent/guardian completes a DC Residency Verification Form (at the school) and presents documents showing their address. The parent/guardian must enroll that student in person, at the school, and the parent/guardian must be the individual listed on the residency documents.