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 much of the information at home.

Step 1. Gather information.

You will need certain information and documents to get started.


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.   Learn more about the types of documents accepted for proof of residency.

  • Immunization Records. Iowa law requires parent/guardians to verify certain immunizations. Required Immunizations (based on age)

  • Health History. Please enter general health history information for each student.

  • 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 WDMCS students. Documents are listed below.

  • Home Language Survey. All new WDMCS students are required to fill out a Home Language Survey, available in 22 languages. Students and families may be referred for English for Speakers of Other Languages support.


Step 2. Enroll Online.

Once submitted, we will contact your child’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

Step 3. Complete HSAP Online Form.

This form aids our Enrichment teachers and Supervising teachers in planning for the best opportunities for your children.

Questions about online HSAP and CPI enrollment?

Contact Carol Kramer:
(515) 865-3010


Step 4. Complete Competent Private Instruction Form A
1. Download form
2. Fill out one form for each student
3. Save form
4. Email form to (double check to make sure form isn't blank)

​PLEASE READ - Detailed instructions on how to fill out the CPI form A for WDM HSAP:

  1. Fill in student's name and birth date. (One student per form!)

  2. Fill in name, address, and phone number of person filing the report.

  3. Make sure current proof of immunization is on file with WDMCS.

  4. The Course of Study is page 3 of the fillable CPI pdf at the link above. (One student per form!)                                                                    (Lesson plans will be shared with your supervising teacher during your meetings.)

  5. Fill in number of days you are planning for instruction.  (Must be at least 148 per academic year.)

  6. This does NOT need to be filled out if Dual Enrolling or participating in our Home School Assistance Program (HSAP).

  7. Check if selecting any of the optional services listed on the back of the form. This DOES include participating in our HSAP.                     SIGN THE FORM!

  8. Special Education: Mark yes or no if currently identified as a child requiring special education or if you consent to evaluation.

  9. Dual Enrollment:  a.  Mark "yes" if your child is participating in a class or sport at one of the WDMCS schools other than Rex Mathes.                                       b.  Check all that apply to what your child is dual enrolling for.                                                                                                                             c.  Fill in grade level.                                                                                                                                                                                             d.  List subjects, classes, and/or activities (sports) your child will be participating in at one of the WDM schools other                                          than Rex Mathes.   Please be specific. This does NOT include participation in our HSAP or checking out a                                                  Chromebook.

  10. Mark "yes or no" if you are going to participate in our WDM Home School Assistance Program.