Columbia School District


Please review the information below to register your child with the Columbia School District. If your child is a Columbia resident, they must be registered with our district, even if they are enrolling at a regional magnet school.

H. W. Porter 2024/2025 School Year Registration 

If you are registering your child for the 2024/2025 school year, please follow the two steps below, 

Step 1:  InfoSnap/PowerSchool Registration link 

Click the link above (it will open in a new tab).  You will be asked to create an account that will allow you access to our InfoSnap registration page.  You will be able to add or edit the form before submission.  Once you have submitted your form, you will not be able to make any further edits.

NOTE: Parents without internet access may use the Public Library, or any internet mobile device or can schedule an appointment to use a computer at Horace Porter School by contacting Tammy Nye at (860) 228-9493 ext. 161 or by email at  Families may also access InfoSnap free Technical Support if help is needed while completing the registration process.

Step 2:   

After you have completed your online registration you will need to schedule an appointment to complete the verification portion of your child's registration by contacting Tammy Nye at (860) 228-9493 ext. 161.

 You will need to bring the following information to your registration appointment:

Residency Requirements:

Required Residency documents: Proof of residency in Columbia is determined by providing Horace Porter School with a copy of (2) two documents showing the street address where the student resides.   One item must be a mortgage statement, mortgage deed, purchase commitment letter, or Lease/Rental Agreement and the other document can be one of the following:  phone bill (landline), utility bill (electricity or cable), real estate or tax bill.  

If your child claims residence in Columbia but is NOT residing with their parents, and parents are NOT residing in Columbia, you must complete and submit the Residency Affidavit form.    

Please note that residency documents submitted are required to be less than 60 days old and reflect a current Columbia address.

Kindergarten Registration 

Horace Porter School is accepting registration for students entering Kindergarten for the 2024/2025 School year.  Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024 are eligible for registration.  Parents are asked to register by completing the online Kindergarten Registration Form. by April 1, 2024.  If your child turns 5 between September 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025, please read this information. 

High School Registration

Please visit the High School Options page for information about high school registration.

Intent to HomeSchool

Parents who intend to homeschool their child must complete our Intent to HomeSchool form.