Enrolling Students



Welcome to Cherokee County Schools! 


To enroll a new student in Cherokee County follow the steps below! If you are transferring from another North Carolina school please complete the address checker and contact the school that your student will be assigned to begin the process. 


If your student is Pre - Kindergarten or Kindergarten please follow the link below


Pre - Kindergarten and Kindergarten 


For students in grades 1st - 12th continue with the steps below. 


STEP 1 - If you do not know your school district please use this link to locate your school. Your student must enroll in the assigned school according to your address. If the student wishes to attend another school there is a strict process, but the process must start at the assigned school. 


Check your school assignment here! 


STEP 2 - Gather the following documents: 

Certified Birth Certificate
Proof of residency (Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, Tax Bill, Driver's License, Phone Bill, Residency Affidavit )
Valid ID
Immunization record
School Entrance Health Form
Any Court Issued Custody Papers ( If applicable)
Copy of High School Transcript (If available)


STEP 3 - Go to the link below and begin the enrollment process. Follow the on-screen instructions

Power School Online Enrollment for New Students 

STEP 4 - Your school's data manager will contact you either through the provided email or by phone to confirm registration and provide you with any additional information. 
To confirm and re-enroll a returning student!
STEP 1 - You will need to contact your current school to get a "Snap Code" to complete the process.
STEP 2 - Click the link below and enter the snap code. Follow the on-screen instructions. 

All students in Cherokee County Schools receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon "super snack." 


Riding a bus? 

Contact the principal at your child's school to determine which bus your child should take, where to wait for the bus, where the bus will stop in the afternoon, and the requirements for parents/guardians.  


Please take a minute to view the bus safety videos located on the North Carolina School Bus Safety Website.

Once you are on the site scroll down to find the video links for k-5 students, 6-12 students, and the new crossing signal rules. These videos can also be found in Spanish on the same page. 





Questions?  Concerns?  Please contact your local school or the CCS Central Office for more information.