ISD Admissions Center

ISD parents/guardians were given the option to select in-person or virtual learning during the month of July. For those who did not complete registration prior to August 1, registration will be for virtual learning only at this time. If you have questions, please contact our ISD Admissions Center.


The Independence School District operates a Centralized Admissions Center to serve students and families new to the ISD along with assisting current families.

*Please note*

In accordance with CDC and Jackson County guidelines, visitors to the Admissions Center are required to wear a mask and will also have temperatures taken upon entry to the facility. Any persons with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees will not be permitted to enter. 

We ask that only the parent/guardian come to the Admissions Center.  


Student Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

New Registration - Pre-K through 12th Grade

  • Click here to complete online registration for the 2020-2021 regular school year
  • At this time, Virtual Learning is the only available attendance option for fall.
    • If you were a previous ISD student and are returning, please complete online registration as a NEW STUDENT.  DO NOT put in your student ID number when enrolling. This will cause your online registration to not be processed by an Admissions Specialist.
  • Once submitted, the registration will go to an Admissions Specialist, who will request records from your student(s) previous school.  If they have any questions, they will contact you.
  • Once records are received the Admissions Specialist will call you and make an appointment for you to come in with your documents.  These documents include but are not limited to:
    • Photo ID of parent/guardian enrolling student
    • Birth certificate
    • Immunizations-if not received from previous school
    • Court Documents, such as custody documents etc.
    • Proof of Residency-refer to the section ISD Required Proof of Residency Documents on this page
  • ​Appointment time - expect to meet with an Admissions Specialist to review your online registration, documents, and scan in necessary documents to student databse. The Admissions Specialist will also give you a projected starting date and email the receiving school your information. The student start date is approximately two business days from the appointment date.
  • The parent/guardian will be contacted by their student's school to schedule an appointment for scheduling purposes.

Early Education Online Registration

  • Completing the online registration DOES NOT mean your child is enrolled in Early Education.  Please do the following:
    • Call Early Education at 816-521-5314 to set up a screening appointment and discuss any additional steps to complete enrollment.

Additional Information

  • Visit to access the ISD boundary map OR call 816-521-5588 with boundary questions.
    • Make sure you place a check mark in the box of the appropriate grade level to help identify the correct school your student may attend
  • Not a legal guardian of the student? Please fill out a Non-Custodial Waiver Form. You must provide a letter detailing the reasons why student is not with custodial parent. Waivers are only granted based on hardship and may require a hearing before the Board of Education.
  • Not able to provide documents in your name as proof of residency? See Residency Affidavit or call Admissions Office at 816-521-5588.

ISD Required Proof of Residency Documents

In order to enroll in the Independence School District, each family must prove residency annually. To prove residency, the following documentation is needed:

  • An Electric or Gas Bill from the current address (no more than 30 days old)

AND one of the following

  • Copy of Mortgage Payment, Deed of Trust, or Housing Contract
  • Copy of Rental Agreement,
  • Copy of Lease Agreement,
  • Copy of Jackson County Paid Personal Property Tax Receipt

If you do not have the appropriate documentation, you may be asked to make another appointment so you can provide the documentation before student(s) will be enrolled. Please have a Photo ID with you also to verify name on bill matches parent/guardian enrolling student.


ISD Immunization Requirements

In order to register into the Independence School District, Missouri law requires all students be up-to-date on their immunizations. Click the link below for a handout on immunizations required for all public school students in the state of Missouri. Proof of immunizations must be submitted at the time of registration.

Click Here for Immunizations Requirements for the 2020-21 School Year

Vaccination Requirements for Incoming 8th and 12th Grade Students

​The state of Missouri requires all incoming 8th and 12th grade students to have the MCV vaccine. Tdap vaccinations are required for all incoming 8th grade students. Schedules will be held until proof of immunization is received.  

Location and Hours

The Admissions Office is conveniently located at the District's Central Office just south of the intersection of Forest and Truman Road during the regular school year.  

Click here for a Google Map of the Admissions Center.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admissions Center Contact Information

Phone: 816.521.5588

Fax: 816.521.5663

Admissions Center Staff

Admissions Specialists

Receptionist/Residency Secretary

Records/District Registrar

Information System Specialist over Admissions and Residency

Assistant Superintendent over Admissions and Residency

Department of Spanish Translation & Interpretation

Frequently Requested Forms


  • Residency Affidavit -Used when living with an Independence School District resident in order to prove residency.
  • Non-Custodial Form - This waiver must be completed. for students enrolled by a non-custodial adult. You must provide a letter detailing the reasons why student is not with custodial parent. Waivers are only granted based on hardship and may require a hearing before the Board of Education.