Registration

New Students

Online Pre-Registration  (Use if this is the 1st time you are registering your child(ren) in our schools.)

Returning Students

The following forms are provided for your convenience, to complete and bring with you to your school's registration event:

DDESS Area Service Center

700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Interim Area Director:  Dr. Beth Middlemiss


phone:  678-364-8000

Deputy Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Dr. Fran Austin

phone:  678-364-8012

Documentation for Proof of Eligibility

The following documents are used to provide proof of eligibility to attend DDESS schools.

Enrollment in DDESS schools in the Continental United States (CONUS)

New students registering for enrollment in DDESS schools in CONUS are required to provide verification of the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent Status
  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-base Housing Assignment

Returning students in CONUS must provide verification of the following each school year:

  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment

Documents that may be used for verification of information:

Date of Birth

  • Certified copy of birth certificate (copy will be retained for the file)
  • Child's passport (copy will not be retained for the file)

Dependent Status

  • Sponsor is listed as biological parent on child’s birth certificate
  • Child is listed on military sponsor’s orders
  • Sponsor is named on child’s military identification card (ID)
  • Appropriate military service form documenting that the Service recognizes the child as a dependent of this member
  • Approved DEERS registration form
  • If the sponsor is a step-parent, and one of the above cannot be provided, the following is required:
    • Child’s birth certificate documenting sponsor’s spouse is biological parent
    • Custody documents indicating spouse has full custody of child
    • Marriage certificate of sponsor and child’s biological parent

  • If neither the sponsor nor spouse are the biological parents of the child, court ordered custody or guardianship documents are required (power of attorney or notarized agreements between biological parents and sponsor are NOT accepted).

    Note: If court order names only the spouse as guardian or custodian of the child, the sponsor will be required to complete and sign an in loco parentis affidavit (available from the school registrar).

Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor

  • Current orders (less than 3 years old at most locations)
  • Sponsor's active duty identification card (copy of picture side will be retained in the file)
  • Letter from sponsor's command certifying active duty status
  • Current deployment orders

Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor

  • Current Standard Form (SF) 50
  • Letter from Servicing personnel officer verifying full-time employment

Verification of Housing

  • Housing assignment letter, voucher, or RCI lease agreement (each installation may have specific requirements, please check with registrar)
  • Letter from housing office that housing will be available and offered within 90 school days.


Enrollment in DDESS schools in the territories, possessions or commonwealths.

New students must provide verification of the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent Status
  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment (if used as basis for eligibility)
  • Non-DoD Agency Certification (for non-DoD civilians, only)


Returning students must provide verification of the following each school year:

  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment (if used for eligibility purposes)
  • Employment Status and Certification of Non-DoD Civilian Sponsors and Dependents


The following documents may be used to verify information.

Date of Birth

  • Certified copy of birth certificate (copy will be retained for the file)
  • Child's passport (copy will not be retained for the file)


Dependent Status

  • Sponsor is listed as biological parent on child’s birth certificate
  • Child is listed on military sponsor’s orders
  • Sponsor is named on child’s military ID
  • Appropriate military service form documenting that the Service recognizes the child as a dependent of this member
  • Approved DEERS registration form
  • If the sponsor is a step-parent, and one of the above cannot be provided, the following is required:
    • Child’s birth certificate documenting sponsor’s spouse is biological parent
    • Custody documents indicating spouse has full custody of child
    • Marriage certificate of sponsor and child’s biological parent
  • If neither the sponsor nor spouse are the biological parents of the child, court ordered custody or guardianship documents are required (power of attorney or notarized agreements between biological parents and sponsor are NOT accepted).
  • Note: If court order names only the spouse as guardian or custodian of the child, the sponsor will be required to complete and sign an in loco parentis affidavit (available from the school registrar).


Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor and Assignment

  • Current orders of sponsor indicating permanent assignment to the territory, possession or commonwealth
  • Current orders of sponsor indicating permanent assignment to a remote or unaccompanied tour for at least 1 year AND designated location move orders for the dependents to the territory, possession or commonwealth


Employment Status of DoD Civilian Sponsor

  • Residing off the installation:
    • Letter from servicing personnel officer verifying full-time employment in a transferable position.

  • Residing on the installation:
    • Housing assignment letter, voucher or RCI lease agreement.
    • SF 50


Employment Status and Certification of Non-DoD Civilian Sponsors and Dependents

  • Sponsor’s employing agency must certify that the sponsor occupies a position that is subject by policy and practice to transfer AND must certify that the agency will reimburse the DoD for the educational services provided to the dependent


Note: 
This list is not all inclusive and is subject to modification without notice based on regulatory changes. It is always advisable to check with the registrar at the school or district office prior to registration for the most current, as well as local, requirements.

Local districts and schools may require additional documents be submitted during the registration process. Most DDESS schools list the required documents on their websites.

If you have additional questions regarding eligibility and/or registration for the DDESS schools please contact either:

  • the district to which you will be assigned or
  • the DDESS Area Service Center at (678) 364-8000 and ask for the Eligibility Coordinator.