• Annual Attendance and Enrollment Reporting

    In order for your nonpublic school (private or homeschool) to remain in an open and active status, the school administrator must report attendance and enrollment annually to Delaware Department of Education via the Nonpublic School Application. This is pursuant to Delaware law, 14 Del.C. § 2704:

    (a) All persons conducting nonpublic schools shall report end of the year attendance information to the DDOE annually, on or before July 31, on such forms as shall be prescribed by the DDOE.

    (b) Such persons shall also submit annually, no later than October 5, a statement of pupil enrollment as of the last school day in September, on such forms as prescribed by the Department of Education

    You do not need to reapply for a new school each year.


    Upcoming Scheduled Reporting Windows

    Attendance: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Friday, July 30, 2021

    Enrollment: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

     Please note, the Nonpublic School Application will be closed from August 1st through August 10th in order to roll the application to the new school year. You will be unable to access the system to make changes, updates, or report enrollment until August 10th.

    The school administrator will receive an email notification once the reporting window has opened. The administrator must then log into the Nonpublic School Application in order to complete the required reporting. 

    Log into the Nonpublic School Application

     


    Annual Attendance Reporting

    Attendance reported is an aggregate number of days, including the total amount of days the nonpublic school was open for the school year as well as the total number of attendance days per student.

    The attendance reporting window will open annually on June 1st. If June 1st falls on a weekend, the attendance reporting window will open the first Monday following June 1st. The attendance reporting window will close annually on July 31st. If July 31st falls on a weekend, the attendance reporting window will close the Friday before July 31st.

    If a nonpublic school fails to report their attendance information during the attendance reporting period, the school will be closed and any enrolled students will be withdrawn.

    Homeschools

    You will report the total number of days your school was open. Example: 180

    You will then report the total number of days each student attended. Example: Student 1 attended 180 days and Student 2 attended 175 days.

    Private Schools

    You will report the total number of days your school was open. Example: 180

    You will also report the total Membership (ADM) and total Attendance (ADA) for your school per grade range. ADM is the total enrollment days per student and ADA is the total attendance days per student.

    As an example, you have two students in the same grade range. Student 1 was enrolled for the entire school year and attended 170 days. Student 2 was enrolled for half of the school year and had perfect attendance.

    Student 1's ADM would be 180 and their ADA would be 170. Student 2's ADM would be 90 and their ADA would be 90. What you would then report would be the total of these two students.

    ADM - 270 (Student 1 ADM of 180 + Student 2 ADM of 90)

    ADA - 260 (Student 1 ADA of 170 + Student 2 ADA of 90)

    Annual Enrollment Reporting

    Enrollment reported contains the required information for any student(s) who will be attending the school for the school year.

    The enrollment reporting window will open annually on August 2nd. If August 2nd falls on a weekend, the attendance reporting window will open the first Monday following August 2nd. The enrollment reporting window will close annually on October 5th. If October 5th falls on a weekend, the enrollment reporting window will close the Friday before October 5th.

    If a nonpublic school fails to report their enrollment information during the enrollment reporting period, the school will be closed and any student(s) enrolled at the end of the previous school year will be marked as withdrawn in the new school year.

     


    Questions?

    Email: nps@doe.k12.de.us or Call: 302-241-2820.

Last Modified on May 6, 2021