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Registration Information
We know the transfer process can sometimes be lengthy for students and families. We want to help families make the transition to Spoto be as seamless as possible. Below you will find important information about transferring to SHS.

Am I zoned for Spoto? - Families must reside within our attendance boundary for a student to attend SHS. Please check your address through the School District of Hillsborough County School Locater to ensure that your student is zoned to attend Spoto.

•     School Choice - If students are not within our attendance boundary, families can apply through Hillsborough Choice to try to attend Spoto. Please be aware that the Choice application process has specific deadlines throughout the year. Information about Hillsborough Choice and deadlines can be found here.

Free and Reduced Meals Program - Students can apply for free or reduced meals here. The online application will be processed within 1-2 days. Paper applications are available at Spoto; however, it takes 7-10 days to process the paper application.

Transportation - Please visit here for to search for bus routes near your home.



Admission, Registration, and Immunization Requirements -

1. Requirements for registration are listed below. A parent must accompany all students at registration and bring the proper documents.

2. If coming from a public school within Florida, the following are required:
report card or a copy of transcript from the last school attended;
verification of parent/legal guardian address by two of the following:
•     TAX RECEIPT OR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (Primary source of verification);
•     current electric bill;
•     contract for purchase of home;
•     warranty deed or lease agreement;
authenticated birth date; and
immunization records showing proof of proper immunization.

3. If coming from a public school outside Florida or from ANY private school, the following are required:
• proof of physical examination by an approved licensed health care provider or the Hillsborough County Health Department, within 12 months prior to entry in Florida Schools;
report card or transcript from the last school attended;
verification of parent/legal guardian address by two of the following:
•     TAX RECEIPT OR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (Primary source of verification);
•     current electric bill;
•     contract for purchase of home;
•     warranty deed; or
•     lease agreement.
authenticated birth date can be verified by one of the following:
•     Certified copy of birth certificate/State of Florida Birth Registration Card;
•     Baptismal certificate showing date of birth, place of baptism, accompanied by parents’ sworn affidavit;
•     Insurance policy on the child in force for at least two years;
•     Bible record of child’s birth accompanied by parents’ sworn affidavit;
•     Passport or certificate of arrival in the United States showing age of child (view only, do not copy);
•     School record at least four years prior, showing date of birth;
•     Parent’s sworn affidavit accompanied by a certificate of examination from a health officer or physician verifying the child’s age (physical); and
immunization records showing proof of proper immunization.

4. All students must reside with at least one parent or legal guardian. Proof of guardianship is a photocopy of the court order appointing guardianship. Under extenuating circumstances, a notarized statement may be accepted if proof of residence can be validated.

5. All students must attend the school in the district where their parents/legal guardians reside or have a Homeless Affidavit, unless they have received a seat assignment to another school or program through Hillsborough Choice Options. Applications for Hillsborough Choice Options may be obtained by visiting http://choice.mysdhc.org. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Student Planning and Placement during specified application periods.

6. Enrollment of Foreign-Born, English Language Learners (ELL) and Homeless Students - Information available in Guidance Office.

7. NOTICE: HCPS collects your Social Security number for the following purposes: identification and verification, employment qualification, tax reporting, benefits and retirement processing, unemployment compensation, and state reporting to the Department of Education. Social Security numbers are also used as a unique numeric identification within some of our systems and may be used for search purposes. (April 1, 2009)

8. All students enrolling in a school site must fill out the Student Residency Form and provide the school with the necessary documents.