FAQs

  • How do I enroll my student in school?

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    • Enrollment to Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) begins at the student’s home school; see LCPS Registration Home Page
    • If a language other than English is indicated on the Home Language Information section of the LCPS student registration form, the school registrar submits a request to the Welcome Center
    • To find your student's home school, use this Attendance Zone Look-Up Tool
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  • Who visits the Welcome Center?

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    An eligibility request is submitted to the Welcome Center for ALL students registering with a language other than English.

    • If an appointment is necessary, the Welcome Center will contact the student’s family to schedule an appointment. or
    • If a student is transferring from a division within the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) consortium, the Welcome Center will contact the student’s previous school of attendance and request their English Learners (EL) records. If able to obtain the records, the student may not need a Welcome Center appointment
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  • What happens at an appointment for an elementary student?

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    If your student is in elementary school (grades K-5) your appointment will be approximately 1-2 hours, and will consist of:

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  • What happens at an appointment for a secondary student?

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    If your student is in secondary school (grades 6-12) your appointment will be approximately 2.5-4 hours, and will consist of:

    • Welcome Center School Counselor meeting, including:
      • Academic history review
      • International transcript review, if necessary
      • Course/program recommendations
    • Screening to determine eligibility for LIEP (Language Instruction Education Program) services
    • Math placement assessment, if necessary
    • Information on student’s school and LCPS programs
    • Information on community resources
    • English Test for Credit (ETC), if applicable
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  • What should I bring to the appointment?

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    • All adults (age 18 and older) should bring a photo ID.
    • Secondary school students should bring school records, snacks, and water.
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  • Can I drop off my student and come back?

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    No, an adult must remain on site/present for the duration of the appointment for all students under the age of 18.

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  • When can my student start school?

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    Your student’s school will contact you and let you know when your student may start school.

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Last Modified on May 1, 2023