Online Registration

Welcome to the Payson Unified School District!

We welcome re-enrollments from all PUSD schools and new/open-enrollment students from outside of the Payson school district and other Arizona school districts.

IMPORTANT!  The online application is NOT compatible with mobile devices. Please use a computer, laptop or visit one of our campuses to use our OLR kiosk.


Returning PUSD Student

If you are an EXISTING parent or guardian to a RETURNING student in the Payson Unified School District you will need to go to your PARENT GRADE PORTAL account to register your student(s) for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. If you have not yet created a Parent Grade Portal account, please click here to set-up your account. You will need an activation code from your school (it may have already been emailed to you). Once you log into your Parent Grade Portal, you should see the link for "Online Registration" on the left side of the screen (old parent grade portal view) or under "More" (new parent grade portal view).

Online registration for returning families will be a 2-step process*:

  • Sign-up for a Parent Grade Portal account & fill out the Online Registration Application
  • Fill out the Online Meal Benefits Application in the Parent Grade Portal (after July 1, 2019)

*If you are a returning PUSD family and have a new student to enroll, you will have the opportunity to add this student during online registration. A certified birth certificate will need to be provided for this student. If there are any issues with the online application or additional information needed, you may be contacted by your student’s school. 


New PUSD Student

If you are NEW to the Payson Unified School District and have a NEW student to register, please complete the online registration process using the NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION page. Once you have submitted your information, you should receive a link via email to begin your student's online application. Online registration for new families will be a 3-step process:

  • Fill out the Online Registration Application & sign-up for a PUSD Parent Portal account
  • Fill out the Online Meal Benefits Application in the PUSD Parent Portal (after July 1, 2019)
  • Schedule a Finalization Meeting with the school office

New families will still be able to register their students for the remainder of 2018-19 or start a new application for the 2019-20 school year. Please bring your student's birth certificate, and any other documents you were unable to upload through the online registration system to the finalization meeting to complete the enrollment process. 

During online registration you will have the opportunity to upload many of the required documents necessary for enrollment. Here is a list of these documents:

  • Proof of Residency (required) – Arizona Revised Statutes, ARS 15-802(b), requires school districts to obtain and maintain verifiable documentation of Arizona Residency upon enrollment in an Arizona public school. The documentation must be provided each time a student enrolls in a school, and reaffirmed annually. To be considered a valid proof of residency the document MUST include your CURRENT address.

    Examples of acceptable proof include: (Please click here for a complete list)

    • Utility Bill (gas, electric, water)
    • Purchase or Escrow Agreement
    • Lease or Rental Agreement
  • Affidavit of Shared Residency (if applicable)If you are residing in the home of a relative or friend, you must provide an Affidavit of Shared Residency notarized by the owner/renter. The owner/renter of the home must provide the same proof of residency documentation noted above with the Affidavit.

  • Proof of Immunization (required) All students entering Arizona public schools must have proof of ALL REQUIRED immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school. This is required at the time of enrollment and must include the name of the person, birth date, type of vaccine administered and the month, day and year of each immunization (ARS 15-871-874).

  • Legal Guardianship or Custodial Documents (if applicable) Please have any legal guardianship and/or custody documents regarding the student.

  • Withdrawal Form (new students only) Please provide a withdrawal form from the last school the student attended.

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors New to the District (new students only) A withdrawal form with transfer grades and an unofficial transcript should be provided. Juniors and seniors who have attended an Arizona school may need to provide their AIMS and/or AZMerit scores.

School Choice (Open Enrollment)

Open Enrollment FAQ

All children in the United States are entitled to a basic public elementary and secondary education regardless of their race, color, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, or the status of their parents/guardians. School districts that either prohibit or discourage children from enrolling in schools because they or their parents/ guardians are not U.S. citizens or are undocumented may be in violation of Federal law.

There are no exceptions to the age limitations stated below, per Arizona law (ARS 15-821):
  • Kindergarten – A student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or prior to August 31 in the school year for which you are applying.

  • First Grade – A student enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years of age on or before August 31 in the school year for which you are applying.

  • Click here to see PUSD's Open Enrollment Policy.

Online Registration FAQ
Please click here to go to the Online Registration Frequently Asked Questions