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Immunization Requirements

    • The APS Immunizations link is a method of sharing information to parents, students, staff, and communities about immunization requirements for school attendance in accordance with Official Code of Georgia O.C.G.A § 20-2-771. Stay abreast of immunization resources to ensure compliance for attending school and to help APS promote a healthy and safe environment for all APS students. Information is updated and aligned with the current recommendations of the Advisory of Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

      Certificates of Immunization are required by Georgia Law 20-2-771. All kindergarten, sixth and seventh grade students, all students new to Georgia and students coming from any private school must have the Georgia Certificate of Immunization 3231 form signed by a licensed health-care provider or the county health department. Click here for FULTON COUNTY HEALTH CENTERS  or DEKALB COUNTY HEALTH CENTERS.

      For students entering from out-of-state schools, please contact your local Health Department or a Georgia licensed physician to have immunizations transferred to the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231). You will need to have your immunization record from your state in order to transfer immunizations to Form 3231. All requirements apply to students transferring from out-of-state schools to Georgia schools.

      *New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.

      To be enrolled in APS, ALL certificates of immunization must be marked “Complete for Attendance” OR have a future expiration date. Expired certificates will not be accepted for enrollment.

      KINDERGARTEN (Requirements for K-6)

      • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
      • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
      • Three (3) Hepatitis B
      • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
      • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
      • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]

      Rising 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

      Effective July 1, 2014, all 7th grade students who were born on or after January 1, 2002, and all new entrants to grades 8-12 who are entering into a Georgia school for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months (one school year) will be required to have:

      • 1 Dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine (and)
      • 1 Dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

      PLEASE NOTE: These changes only affect rising 7th graders (born on or after January 1, 2002), and students who are considered “new entrants” for grades 8-12.

      New 11th Grade Immunization Requirements

      Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

      Effective July 1, 2021, all students who are new entrants or transfers into a Georgia school in the eleventh grade, will require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, unless their first dose was received on or after their sixteenth birthday. 

      Additional Requirements

      • Certificates must be signed by a physician licensed in GA or public health official. A stamp of a Physician’s signature is permissible when cosigned by an office staff member. 
      • Certificates must have a printed typed or stamped name and address of the physician, health department or Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) official issuing the certificate.
      • Certificates must have a complete date of issue with the month, day and year.

      Immunizations Resource Documents

        

      Valencia Beckley Hildreth, PhD, RN
      Comprehensive Health Services Manager
      valencia.hildreth@atlanta.k12.ga.us

       
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Student Enrollment & Registration Updates

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    130 Trinity Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404-802-3500 

    Student Enrollment & Registration Updates

    **Updates Regarding Health Forms Required in the Registration Process:

    During the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, we understand that the required health forms (immunization certificate Form 3231, eye/ear/dental/nutrition certificate Form 3300) may be difficult to obtain from your healthcare professional. If you are unable to provide these forms at this time, they may be submitted within 90 days after the first day of attendance for the 2020-21 School Year.

    Current APS Student Re-Registration

    Census Demographic Reports and Forms were recently sent home with all students to allow parents to update addresses and contact information for SY2020-21. Due to the

    District’s closure as a result of COVID-19, there are two alternative ways that parents can plan to complete registration for SY2020-21:

    Parents can complete registration via their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account

    Visit our Infinite Campus Parent Portal Help Page for instructions on how to:

     

    New Student Enrollment for SY2019-20

    • Families new to the APS district can complete enrollment online throughout the district closure: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/34748.
    • Pending enrollments will be finalized centrally by the Office of Student Assignment &
    • Parents will receive an email and/or phone call regarding next steps within 24 business hours of submitting the online enrollment request
    • For any questions, contact the Office of Student Assignment at studentassignment@apsk12.org or (404) 802-2233.

    New Student Enrollment for SY2020-21

    • Families new to the APS district can complete enrollment online throughout the district closure: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/34748.
    • Pending enrollments will be finalized by the student’s assigned neighborhood school.
    • Parents will receive an email and/or phone call regarding the status of their online enrollment application within 3 business
    • For any questions, contact the Office of Student Assignment at studentassignment@apsk12.org or (404) 802-2233.
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