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Please use the links below to learn about the application or registration process for each new or returning student. Contact Central Office at 423-547-8000 with questions.

Wandell Early Learning Center (Pre-K)

Returning Students (Grades 1-8)

New Students & Kindergarten Registration (K-8)

New Tuition & New Out-of-Zone Students (K-8)

Returning Students (Grades 1-8)

Returning students are all students who were enrolled in Elizabethton City Schools during the previous school year. This includes students who were registered as tuition students or out-of-zone students.

Please log in to Skyward Family Access to update your child’s enrollment information for returning students in grades 1-12. Please reference the Skyward Family Access webpage for instructions on registering for Skyward if you have not already done so. Your child's school must have a current email address on file for you to access Skyward. New students (in-zone, new tuition and kindergarten) will complete paper forms. Please contact your child's school with questions or concerns.

Returning Tuition and Out-of-Zone Students
Returning tuition and returning out-of-zone students do not need to use the Cyclone Connection to apply for tuition or out-of-zone status. Parents of returning tuition and out-of-zone students will still update their student data forms in Skyward as described above.  With questions about this process, please call Central Office (547-8000).

  • Parents of students in grades 6-12 do not need to do anything to ensure their child will continue attending as a tuition student.
  • Parents of returning tuition and out-of-zone students in elementary school ONLY will need to complete the Returning K-5 Tuition Application or Returning K-5 Out-of-Zone Application at their schools. This information helps school staff know the number of students to expect for the coming school year.

New Students & Kindergarten

New students are students who have never attended Elizabethton City Schools.

Parents of new in-zone students should make an appointment with their child's school to complete registration information at their earliest convenience. Parents of new students shall provide the school with the required documentation below. All new students (kindergarten, tuition, in-zone) will complete student data forms on paper, NOT online in Skyward Family Access.

What to bring to registration

  • PARENTAL PHOTO IDENTIFICATION - parent/guardian information must match birth certificate/legal documentation. State law requires registration process be completed by the parent/legal guardian
  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE - the mother’s copy is not acceptable.
  • LEGAL DOCUMENTATION - If divorced (or legally separated) legal documentation must be provided to the school for custody requirements.
  • IMMUNIZATION RECORD – Official TN Dept. of Heath Certificate of Immunization Record Form
  • CURRENT PHYSICAL (Physical must be current within one year to the start date of school. Physicals are only necessary for new Kindergarten, Pre-K, or transfers from out-of state or other TN school districts, or new tuition students.)
  • MEDICAL ALERTS – Any information you wish to share that will help us serve your child better.
  • PERMANENT PHYSICAL ADDRESS WITH (2) PROOFS OF RESIDENCE (Acceptable: Property tax records, mortgage document or property deed, apartment or home lease, electric, water or gas bill. NOT acceptable: Cable or phone bills.)

Elementary Registration
Elizabethton elementary schools will offer registration for new in-zone students in the month of July (exact dates to be announced once set) from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Parents may pick up a registration packet with instructions from their child(ren)'s designated school so the school administrator can determine placement for the coming school year. Students transferring from another school system will not be registered until records have been submitted from the sending school. All of the above information must be received prior to a student being enrolled.

Kindergarten Registration
Pre-registration is for city residents only and takes place at the school for which your child is zoned. View a zoning map here. Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before August 15, 2019. To pre-register your child for the coming school year, you must provide the information listed above by the first day of school. Please bring this information when you pre-register.

Parents who wish to enroll their kindergarten student in a different Elizabethton school than the one for which they are zoned should complete an out-of-zone application online in the Cyclone Connection (more info below). Out-of-zone requests will not be confirmed till the first half day of school, so these children should pre-register at the school for which they are curently zoned. 

East Side Elementary

Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:00 – 3:00

(lunch from 11:30 – 12:30)

Harold McCormick Elementary

Thursday, April 11

8:00 – 3:00

(lunch from 11:30 – 12:30)

West Side Elementary

Monday, April 15

8:00 – 3:00

(lunch from 11:30 – 12:30)

High School Registration

Information about course registration for freshmen and upperclassmen is available on the high school Counseling web page.

New Tuition Students & New Out-of-Zone Students (K-8)

Tuition students are those whose parents or guardians do not live within Elizabethton city limits, but who wish to attend Elizabethton City Schools as tuition-paying students. Reference Board Policy 6.204.

Out-of-Zone placement requests may be made by parents for students who are zoned for an Elizabethton elementary school but wish to attend a different Elizabethton elementary school.

Parents interested in their children attending Elizabethton City Schools as new tuition students should apply online in the Cyclone Connection for grades K-8 or in person for grades 9-12. Tuition students are those whose parents or guardians do not live within Elizabethton city limits, but who wish to attend Elizabethton City Schools as tuition-paying students.


Tuition Applicants in Grades K-8, Out-of-Zone Requests in Grades K-5

The Cyclone Connection will open Wednesday, April 17 at 8 a.m., and applications are sorted on a first-come, first-served basis with regard to the priority order. The Cyclone Connection doubles as the out-of-zone request form for Elizabethton elementary students wishing to request attendance at a different Elizabethton elementary school than the one for which they’re zoned.

A link to the Cyclone Connection will be available on this web page as well as on ECS Facebook and Twitter.  All applications should be completed by Wed., May 1. However, online applications will be accepted until August 23.

Elementary students’ acceptance will not be confirmed until the first half day of school, when schools can verify enrollment of Elizabethton residents. In recent years, all tuition applicants have been accepted, though ECS cannot guarantee students will be placed in their first-choice school.

Junior high applicants will be contacted in May by the school registrar to pickup a registration packet and submit required documentation.

Returning tuition students in grades K-5 do not need to apply in the Cyclone Connection, but they will need to submit the Returning K-5 Tuition or Returning K-5 Out-of-Zone form to their child’s school. Returning tuition students in grades 6-8 do not need to do anything.


Priority Order

Applications are sorted on a first-come, first-served basis, with regard for the priority order below. 

  • In-zone students
  • Full-time employee's out-of-zone students
  • Full-time employee's tuition waiver students
  • Returning out-of-zone students
  • Siblings of returning out-of-zone students
  • New out-of-zone students
  • Returning tuition students
  • Siblings of returning tuition students
  • New tuition students

Tuition Fees

Tuition may be paid either in one lump sum, at the beginning of each semester, or monthly online. The annual tuition fee schedule is below. The family cap is $2,200 annually. Tuition status may be revoked based on failure to submit tuition payment or failure to meet the requirements of Board Policy 6.204.

Home Address

(Grades K-5)

(Grades 6-8)

(Grades 9-12)

Carter County




Outside Carter County





Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students
The Board may deny admission of any student who has been expelled or suspended from another school system in Tennessee or another state even though the student has established residency in the system in which he/she seeks enrollment.