According to Arizona Revised Statute 15-828, all new enrollments are required to provide a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate.
If a certified copy of the birth certificate is not available, we are able to accept a baptismal certificate, application for social security number or original school registration records AND an affidavit stating why a copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained.
If the student is a foster child or other ward of the court, we are able to accept valid documentation from that agency indicating that agency has custody of the child in lieu of a birth certificate.
Parents/Guardians have no more than 30 days to provide a copy of the birth certificate or the district is required to report the missing birth certificate to the local authorities.
A certified copy of the birth certificate has the raised seal and appropriate signature. The school will make a copy of the documentation and return it immediately.
The birth certificate is used to verify the spelling of the child’s name as well as his/her age for placement in the appropriate grade level.