Entrance Age Requirements

Special Preschool:
A child evaluated and recommended for special services for a disability in
accord with statute, and who is at least three (3) years of age at any time
during the school year, may be admitted to preschool.

A "school-age person" means a person who is at least five (5) years of age
prior to 12:01 a.m. on September 1 of the school year.

High School:
A person who has not received a high school diploma or its equivalent and
qualifies on the basis of standards and qualifying examinations may enter
high school.

Adopted: September 24, 2009


Persons seeking to enroll a child or youth (except homeless child or youth) in the Gadsden Independent School District for
the first time, in grades kindergarten through grade 12, shall be required to produce
documentation affirming the following:

Proof of Age

  • Proof of Age. A “school-age person” is defined as a person who is at least five years of age prior to 12:01 a.m. on September 1 of the school year and who has not received a high school diploma or its equivalent”, and further, “[a] maximum age of twenty-one shall be used for a person who is classified as special education membership or as a resident of a state institution….” Documentation that may be used to establish a child’s age includes:
Proof of Age Documents

Documentos de Prueba de Edad

Birth Certificate – original certified copy (may not be copied by the school) Acta de nacimiento-debe ser copia original certificada (no puede ser fotocopiada por la escuela)
A Notarized Affidavit of Review of a Certified New Mexico Birth
Certificate (for a copy of the Affidavit please see Board Policy Exhibit JFEA)

Una acta notariada de la revision del certificado de nacimiento ( para obtener una copia del acta notarida por favor de consultar Prueba Material JFEA del Reglamento de la Junta)

Insurance Policy Póliza de Seguros
Hospital Admission Record Registro de Ingreso Hospitalario
State Census Record Registro del Censo de Estado
Baptismal Certificate or other Religious Record Certificado de Bautismo u otro Registro Religioso
Previous School Record Documentos de escuela previa
Current Vaccination Records Registro de Inmunización al día
Passport Pasaporte
Valid Driver’s License Licencia de conducir válida

Proof of Residence

  • Proof of Residence. Documentation that may be used to verify that the child’s
    physical residence is within the geographical boundaries of the school district

Proof of Residence Documents

Documentos de Prueba de Residencia

Utility Bill (Electric, Gas, Water, Phone – Cell Phone Bill Not Acceptable)

Recibo de Utilidades (Electricidad, Gas, Agua, Teléfono - Recibo del Teléfono Celular No es Aceptable

Real Property Rental Agreement or Purchase Agreement Contrato de alquiler o compra de Bienes Inmuebles
Insurance Bill (Automobil, Home, Health) Factura de Seguros (Automobil, Casa, Salud)
Local Property Tax Statement or Mortgage Documents Declaración de Impuestos a la Propiedad o Documentos de Hipoteca
Current New Mexico Motor Vehicle Registration with Physical Address (P.O.
Boxes Not Acceptable)

Registro Vehicular Vigente del Estado de Nuevo México con dirección física (Caja de Apartado Postal No es Aceptable)

Other Documents from City, County, State, Tribal or Federal Government
Organizations (attesting to the parent or guardian’s physical residence)
Otros documentos de la Ciudad , Condado, Estado , Tribal o de Organizaciones Gubernamentales Federales ( que conste de la residencia física de los padres o tutores)



§22-1-2 NMSA 1978
§22-8-2 NMSA 1978
§22-12-2 NMSA 1978
§24-5-1 NMSA 1978
22-12-1 NMSA (1978) et seq.
42 U.S.C. 11301, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Act of 2001
CROSS REFERENCES: School Board Policies

JE - Student Attendance
JEA - Compulsory Attendance Ages
JH - Student Absences and Excuses
JHB - Truancy
JHD - Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance
JLC - Student Health Services and Requirements
IKEB - Acceleration
JFAA - Admission of Resident Students
JFAB - Admission of Nonresident Students
JFABD - Admission of Homeless Students
JFB - Open Enrollment
JG - Assignment of Students to Classes and Grade Levels
JLCB - Immunizations of Students
JR - Student Records