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Ready to enroll your new student?


We are excited that you would like your student to enroll in the West Des Moines Community Schools Home School Assistance Program. Our online enrollment process makes it easy for you to complete enrollment with WDM Schools and our Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) online at home.

Step 1. Gather information.

You will need certain information and documents to get started.  This will include information about the curriculum

you will be using.


Documents can be scanned and uploaded online or mailed to/dropped off at the

Registrar’s Office at the Learning Resource Center – 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.

You will need:

  • Proof of residency 

The student’s and parent/guardian’s names and addresses must match on proof of residency documents.

Acceptable proof of residency documents are:

Homeowner - One of the following:

  • Printed verification page from the Polk County Assessor’s web page.

  • A copy of your most recently paid property tax bill.

  • A copy of a recent mortgage statement.

  • A copy of a utility bill for the last of current month.


Recently closed on a new home

  • A copy of the settlement statement from closing or a warranty deed.


Recently made an offer on a home

  • A purchase agreement showing the closing date on your home. Upon closing on your home, provide a closing document to the Registrar.


Renter - One of the following:

  • A copy of your lease agreement with the term listed. The agreement MUST contain property owner’s name, address and signature; and name and signature of parent/guardian.

  • A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your address.


Renter without a lease (on a month-to-month basis)

  • A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your address.


  • Immunization Records or Notarized Exemption Waiver 

Iowa law requires parent/guardians to verify certain immunizations.

  • Health History 

Please enter general health history information for each student, including names of medications.

  • Do Not Release Information 

You will be asked if photos or videos of your student can be taken. In addition, this allows student information to be listed in school yearbooks and directories.

  • Proof of Age 

Proof of age is required for all new students to WDMCS.

In Iowa, a child must be five years old on or before September 15 of the year he or she starts school in order to enroll in kindergarten. Proof of age is required prior to the start of school. For students in grades one through 12, proof is also required before your child can start attending school.

Several options are acceptable:

  • A state birth certificate

  • A passport

  • Adoption papers

  • A certificate obtained from the county the child was born.

    • For Polk County: Polk County Recorder’s Office, 111 Court Ave., Room 245, Des Moines, IA 50309-2251; Phone: 286-3781; Cost is $20

  • A state certificate can be obtained from: Iowa Vital Records Bureau, Lucas State Office Building 321 E. 12th, Des Moines, IA 50319; Phone: 281-4944; Cost is $20

  • Instructional Program Information 

Title of text, text publisher or author, and time spent on each subject.

  • Dual Enrollment

    • If your student will take class(es), band, orchestra or participate in sports at another WDM school other than Rex Mathes, have those classes or sports ready to input when registering online.

    • HSAP does NOT fall under dual enrollment.  

Step 2. Enroll Online.

  • Make sure you write down your login information and your confirmation code!

  • Once submitted, we will contact your student's prior school (if applicable) to request their records.

Questions about online WDMCS enrollment:
Contact WDMCS Registrar Joy Zuber:
(515) 633-5101
(515) 633-5103 fax

Questions about the CPI form and HSAP:

Contact Carol Kramer:
(515) 633-5038


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