Parent Center

Central Registration

Dorothy McNish Parent Center

300 Prospect Avenue

Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

(732) 776-2606, ext. 2975

Registration appointments*:
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Monday - Friday.

*Appointments are not required, though they are recommended. Feel free to wait!


New Student Registration

Welcome To The Blue Bishops

Students entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years old by October 1 of the current school year. Completed registration packets must be returned to the Central Registration Office at the time of registration. In addition to the completed registration packet the following documents (must be originals) are required. The Registrar will photocopy the documents for school records and will return the originals to the parent/guardian.

Three-Step Process

In order to attend a school in the Asbury Park School District, new students and students withdrawn from an Asbury Park school for longer than 10 days, must complete a Three Step Process:


Parents/Guardians must visit Central Registration located at the Dorothy McNish Parent Center with a fully completed packet, provide required documentation and submit residency verification. Appointments are not required, but they are suggested. If you choose to make an appointment, call (732) 776-2606 ext. All required forms must be completed and submitted during your appointment.

Los padres / tutores deben visitar Central de Registro ubicada en el Centro de Padres Dorothy McNish con un paquete totalmente completado, proporcionar la documentación requerida y presentar verificación de residencia. Las citas no son necesarios, pero se sugieren. Si decide hacer una cita, llame al (732) 776 hasta 2606 ext. Todos los formularios requeridos deben ser completados y presentados durante su cita.

Paran / gadyen legal dwe ale nan Santral Enskripsyon ki chita nan Sant lan Paran Dorothy McNish ak yon pake ranpli okonplè, bay dokimantasyon yo mande epi soumèt verifikasyon rezidans. Randevou pa oblije, men yo sijere. Si ou chwazi yo pran yon randevou, rele (732) 776-2606 ext. Tout fòm egzije dwe ranpli epi soumèt pandan randevou w la.


Required Forms, Formularios requeridos, obligatwa Fòm

Unofficial/Official Transcripts, Las transcripciones no oficiales / Oficiales, Ofisyèl / Transkripsyon Ofisyèl

Last Report Card, Informe de la última, Dènye Kanè

Proof of Residence (Utility Bill, Affidavit of Domicile, Lease/Mortgage, Notarized Landlord Statement), Prueba de residencia (factura de servicios públicos, declaración jurada de domicilio, El alquiler / hipoteca, declaración notariada del propietario), Prèv Rezidans (sèvis piblik Bill, Deklarasyon sou Sèman Moun Domisil, Kontra-Lwaye / ipotèk, Deklarasyon Notarye Mét Kay)

Temporary Resident, Residente temporal, Tanporè Rezidan



NJ Law requires vaccinations prior to entering school. See the Medical section for a vaccination schedule. Ley NJ requiere vacunas antes de entrar en la escuela. Vea la sección médica de un programa de vacunación. Lalwa NJ mande pou vaksen anvan yo antre nan lekòl la. Gade seksyon Medikal la pou yon orè pran vaksen yo



Parents/guardians and students will be directed to the health office to complete verify medical information with the school nurse. Be sure to get your child vaccinated following the vaccine schedule below. 

Los padres / tutores y los estudiantes serán dirigidos a la oficina de salud para completar verificar la información médica con la enfermera de la escuela. Asegúrese de vacunar a sus hijos siguiendo el calendario de vacunas a continuación.

Paran / responsab e elèv yo pral dirije yo sou biwo a sante yo fini verifye enfòmasyon medikal ak enfimyè lekòl la. Asire ou ke ou jwenn pitit ou pran vaksen yo orè a vaksen pi ba a.

Vaccine Schedules, calendarios de vacunación, Vaksen Orè



Course Enrollment

Parents/guardians and students visit the assigned schools’ main office and/or guidance department to and obtain class assignments, schedules, and other information unique to the school. 

Los padres / tutores y los estudiantes visitan la oficina principal de las escuelas asignadas 'y / o departamento de orientación para obtener y trabajos de clase, horarios y otra información exclusiva a la escuela. 

Paran / responsab e elèv yo ale nan biwo prensipal lekòl yo asiyen 'ak / oswa depatman konsèy pou ale ak pou jwenn devwa klas, orè, ak lòt enfòmasyon inik nan lekòl la.


NJ Law requires vaccinations prior to entering school. See the Medical section for a vaccination schedule. Ley NJ requiere vacunas antes de entrar en la escuela. Vea la sección médica de un programa de vacunación. Lalwa NJ mande pou vaksen anvan yo antre nan lekòl la. Gade seksyon Medikal la pou yon orè pran vaksen yo.

In order to register your child for school, you will need to bring in proof of residency documents:

Proof of Residency:  Some suggested items are listed directly below. All approved items can be found in the link below titled N.J.A.C. 6A:22-3.4

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Certificate of Occupancy from Asbury Park
  • Rent receipt or lease
  • Mortgage statement, sewer bill, or tax bill

Additional Documents:

  • Withdrawal Form/Transfer Card/Transcripts from previous school
  • IEP (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Updated Immunization Record
  • Physical Exam within the past 12 months.
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Letter of Guardianship (if not living with parent)
  • Letter of Temporary Residence

In addition, you must click on the link below that corresponds to your child's grade level and complete the specified documents. Once all the information is completed, please call Chanta L. Jackson at (732) 776-2606, ext. 2975 to schedule an appointment or stop in the Parent Center and Register today.

The Doroth L. McNish Parent Center

About The Center

The Dorothy L. McNish Parent Center of the Asbury Park Public Schools promotes parent awareness of the services provided by the Asbury Park Public Schools for children and families. The center encourages parent and family participation in the educational decision-making process and provides seminars, training programs, and information to foster the parent/school partnership. The center also serves as a resource for education in the community. The center provides access to an array of educational materials for parents and families.

Available Services

The Parent Center is proud to offer the following services:

  • Literacy training
  • GED prep Program
  • Resume Writing
  • Title I Information
  • Career Building
  • Evening Workshops
  • Live Healthy Workshops and

A children's room is available for students during workshops for children ages 5-12.

Mission Statement

When Parents Believe Students Achieve!

Title I Involvement Programs in Asbury Park School District will strive to build PARTNERSHIPS amongst the school, family, and community for the success and academic achievement of every student.

Let us assist you with your family's needs.  


Hours & Location

We are open weekdays, Monday - Friday from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. (Later hours are optional) For more information, please contact (732) 776-2660 ext. 2975

300 Prospect Avenue
Asbury Park
New Jersey 07712

Parent Resources

Parental Media Consent Form

We are sending you this parental consent form to both inform you and to request permission for your child’s photo/image and personally identifiable information to be published by media outlets or used on the district and/or school’s web site.

Enterovirus D68 Information For Parents

As you are likely aware, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children. To address both public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Education and our federal health partners have a number of informational resources to share with you. Almost all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children.  Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing.  Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families. The CDC has developed the following information and resources for parents about EV-D68

English Language Learners
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Information

New Jersey passed the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) in January 2011. The act emphasizes the importance of protecting students from bullying.

Student Personnel Services
Safe Routes to School Program

In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Meadowlink provides Safe Routes to School programs to schools and municipalities.  Our goal is to assist communities in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Passaic and Union County in developing and implementing programs to encourage walking and bicycling to school in safe manner. Safe Routes to Schools is a nationwide initiative addressing many of the health and safety issues children are facing on a daily basis.

Parent Guides

These documents answer questions commonly asked by parents or guardians of students who will participate in the New Jersey statewide assessment program and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Up-to-Date Grading, Attendance & Conduct Info

In effort to strengthen communication with parents and guardians, we wish to bring the Genesis Parent Portal to your attention. The Genesis Parent Portal will enable you to access your child(ren)'s grades, attendance, disciplinary infractions and other important information online as well as forms that may need your attention. All schools have not completed their implementation and may not offer as much information as other at this time. Not to worry! It's coming soon!

We would also like to bring to your attention the Genesis Student Portal. Similar to the portal for parents, student can see grades, attendance, disciplinary infractions and other important notes. We encourage having your child(ren) sign up to begin self-assesments.