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Entrance Requirements for School


A birth certificate or officially acceptable evidence of date of birth at the time of registration. The name used on the records of a student entering school must be that as shown on the birth certificate unless evidence is presented that such name has been changed through a court as prescribed by law.

To obtain a copy of the birth certificate, you may contact the Health Department of the state your child was born or you may contact the Vital Records Department of the state where your child was born. Include: father's name, mother's maiden name, child's birth given name, county of birth, and date of birth. In Tennessee, this must be submitted on the official request form that can be obtained from your local health department. Payment must be sent with your request. The charge for the short form is $5.00, long form is $10.00, each additional copy is a charge of $2.00. Phone requests will be charged to a credit card (VISA, Discover, American Express, or Master Card) for an additional $10.00. The credit card number is 615-741-0778. The direct number is 615-741-1763.

Social Security numbers are requested on all students entering school for the first time.

Tennessee school entry medical examination. The school system will usually accept physicals done during March through August of the current year. The school system encourages parents to get these physicals completed early in order to have them ready when school starts.

Evidence of state-required immunization which shall be the permanent (green) or the temporary (white) certificate.