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Welcome to Cape Girardeau Public Schools and
the New Student Registration Site!

All new students to Cape Girardeau Public Schools must be registered by Friday, August 5, in order to start school on August 11.  Open Registration begins Monday, July 18 through Friday, August 5 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm at the Central Administration Office at 301 N. Clark St.  

No appointments will be necessary and we are requesting that only parents attend due to limited space.  

Bring the following documents with you when you come to register:
student birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, parent photo ID and
proof of residency(utility bill or rent agreement/receipt)


Whether you have a child who is getting ready to go to Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, or you have recently relocated to the Cape Girardeau area and need to enroll your school age children into the district, we hope that the resources on this page will assist you in providing a smooth transition for them.  Be sure to check the other sections of the Cape Schools website for district news and information. 

Parents/guardians of students who are new to the district may now register at the central office.  You will find the procedures and links to forms and information below.

To enroll a student in Cape Girardeau Public Schools, you and your child must be residing within the district boundaries.

  Pre-Kindergarten Students
New applications for Pre-K Fall enrollment will be posted on our website and made available in our Central Administration Office in January of each year.  Students are generally accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Once a student has been accepted into the Pre-K program, the parents will be contacted and given information about the registration process.  Registration typically takes place in the summer and parents will schedule an appointment to bring their child in for a developmental assessment, to complete registration forms and collect information.  Please check back on this website for updates regarding dates and contact information.

Files and Forms


  Kindergarten Students
Registration for Kindergarten students is held in the Spring.  This process will include both the registration documentation and a developmental assessment.  Once the dates for Kindergarten registration are confirmed, they will be published on this website along with a phone number to call to schedule an appointment.

If a student has been enrolled in Kindergarten in another district and relocates to Cape Girardeau, you will follow the same process outlined in the following section for students in grades 1-12.

Files and Forms

  Students in grades 1-12 who are new to the district 
     This category includes all new students including students who have been enrolled at Cape Schools and transferred out to another district and have returned.

Please call our Central Administration Office at 573-335-1867 to schedule an appointment with the Registrar.  You should bring the following with you to your appointment: