New Student Registration


*The totality of information and documentation you offer will be considered in evaluating an application, and, unless expressly required by law, the student will not be denied enrollment based on your inability to provide certain form(s) of documentation where other acceptable evidence is presented.

You will not be asked for any information or document protected from disclosure by law, or pertaining to criteria which are not legitimate bases for determining eligibility to attend school. You may voluntarily disclose any document or information you believe will help establish that the student meets the requirements of the law for entitlement to attend school in the district, but we may not, directly or indirectly, require or request: 

  • Income tax returns 

  • Documentation/information relating to citizenship or immigration/visa status, unless the student holds or is applying for an F-1 visa 

  • Documentation/information relating to compliance with local housing ordinances or conditions of tenancy 

  • Social security numbers

Please be aware that any initial determination of the student’s eligibility to attend school in this district is subject to more thorough review and subsequent re-evaluation, and that tuition may be assessed in the event that an initially admitted student is later found ineligible. If your student is found ineligible, now or later, you will be provided the reasons for our decision and instructions on how to appeal.

The Ocean City School District is proud to offer a high-quality public education to our residents. The School District also has a very strict residency verification program to protect our community resources. If the student registered is found to be a non-resident, the individual registering said student will be financially responsible for all tuition costs. Incurring such a liability translates to an approximate cost of $18,000 (pro-rated). When submitting the registration forms, you will certify that you have read and understand the above notice. Additionally, you agree to pay the school district full tuition cost if the student being enrolled is found to be a non-resident.