Requirements: Grade 9

To register your child for the 9th grade they must have an 8th-grade diploma and a final report card.  If your child is coming from a school that does not issue 8th grade diplomas, you must present a final report card that shows your child has successfully completed the 8th grade and is eligible for promotion to the 9th grade. The registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates, current physical and immunization (shot) records are mandatory.  All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

For grade 9, your child must have a current record of immunization (shot) records that are age-appropriate along with a current physical. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • DPT series (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis): A minimum of four (4) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio series: A minimum of three (3) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR series (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two (2) doses of Measles, One (1) dose of Mumps and Rubella, or two (2) MMR series.
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B series, appropriately spaced.
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • TB testing is required for foreign-born students from select countries
  • Tdap Booster
  • Meningococcal Vaccination

If your child is currently in the 9th grade and has received a schedule at their previous school, please also bring an unofficial transcript, a current report card, the 8th-grade diploma, and a transfer with you.

Specialty Schools

If your child has auditioned for a Performing Arts school or applied to STEM Academy, you must bring the Acceptance Letter.

Charter Schools

If your child has been accepted to a Charter School please return to the website and download the Charter School Registration Packet. 

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.