• BPS school registrations are to be completed online.

    Call 701-323-4110 or visit 128 Soo Line Drive from 7:30am-4pm M-F for more information.  Please note from May 28th to August 9th, Our Central Administration Building will be closing at 12:00pm on Fridays.

    Thank you for choosing Bismarck Public Schools! We are excited to have your children join us.


    If you are returning to a BPS school from Bismarck home, private school or another district, please register online using the link.  

    If you have had an address change, please visit your Powerschool account to request an update online as soon as possible.  Be sure to fill out the form completely to ensure the boundary school and busing preferences are updated as well.

    Please read through steps 1-3 before starting. The Online Registration process should take approximately 20-30 minutes per student. It is recommended to collect documents prior to beginning the online registration process, so you can easily upload them to the appropriate places. Parents also have the option of bringing documents in person to the central office at 128 Soo Line Dr., faxing to 701-323-4111 or emailing to registrar@bismarckschools.org. If you are unable to complete the registration all at one time, you can save your progress and return to finish. 

    Per BPS policy, proof of residency is required to attend a Bismarck school. Please submit your registration even if you don't have all your documents at the time of registration. The registration office will contact you. 

    NOTE: Parents are strongly encouraged to register their K-5th grade students as soon as possible to help ensure placement in their neighborhood school. The sooner a student is registered, the higher the probability of them attending their boundary school. Due to capacity limitations at the elementary level, students may be placed in a different school for the current school year. Students will return to their boundary school the following year. 
    Age requirement for Kindergarten entrance is age 5 by July 31st.

    Documents requested, residential documentation is required to enroll:

    *Students in transition or temporary housing are not required to submit documentation in order to enroll in school as defined in the McKinney-Vento act

    Please remember that only the parent that initiates the online registration process can make changes. You will need an email address to access online registration. If you don't have an email click here to create one.

    1. find your school:

    Click here to use your address to find your school with Guide K12

     2. Click the applicable link below to start the online registration process:
    (If possible, have your documents ready to upload before you submit your completed registration.)

    *any registration submitted for the improper year will not be used

    Click here for the 2024-2025 school year

     If you can't finish it all at once, you can pick up where you left off.  You can hit the "Save & Sign out" button located on the top right of the computer screen (blue circular button with your initials on it). This is very important if you plan on using a public computer)

    3. Lastly, once you have submitted your online registration and have uploaded all the necessary documents, your submission will be verified.You WILL NOT need to create an appointment. If you can't upload your documents or have questions, you can email (Please add your student's name on the subject line), fax 701-323-4111 or call 701-323-4110.

    *If you are registering your student after the start of the school year, please be aware that after registration is approved, there may be 2 full school days before an Elementary age student (K-5) will attend classes.

    *For middle and high school students, it can take up to a week after your registration is approved to get your student registered for classes. We need to request records from the previous school as well as build a class schedule for your child.

    4. Here are some useful tools to print out or request a copy at your school.

    Kindergarten specific information:

    Kindergarten important immunization notice

    Kindergarten school open house list *your child's school will contact you with details.

    Kindergarten readiness brochure

    Literacy Activities to help your child be ready to read and write

    K-12 information:

    What to expect your 1st year with Bismarck Public Schools

    BPS Parent Communication

    School supply lists *updated every summer

    School District Calendar

    How to create a PowerSchool account

    Free/Reduced meal application

    K-12 Immunization requirements

    Transportation (Busing) information

    MyPaymentsPlus (for school meal accounts, activity fees, etc.)

    How to create a PowerSchool account

    Johnson O'Malley Eligibility Certification (for Native American students that don't have a tribal ID to upload)

    Before and/or After School Programs:

    • BLAST (Centennial, Grimsrud, Liberty, Murphy, Northridge, Prairie Rose, Solheim, and Sunrise)
    • CREA (MREC) (Lincoln, Miller, Moses, Myhre, Pioneer, and Will-Moore)
    • YMCA (available to all schools in Bismarck but only provides transportation to and from the schools listed on their website.)
    • After School Program (Roosevelt & Highland Acres)

    For more parent information and resources, go to the Parents tab.