Online Pre-Registration Directions

Online Pre-Registration Directions

Colonial Heights Public Schools is pleased to present online pre-registration for all students. The online student pre-registration forms are designed to provide a faster and more convenient way for parents to pre-register their child into the Colonial Heights Public Schools (CHPS) division.

To begin using online pre-registration forms,
email: CRO
you will receive a reply with instructions on how to proceed.


Do you need an email account? 
You can create a free email account by clicking on the link below and following the instructions:


  • New students to CHPS - If your child has never been enrolled in CHPS schools, you will be given a School Enroll Code to use to begin the pre-registering process for your student. You will begin at Step 1 below in these instructions.

  • Returning students - If you are registering a returning student, you will begin at Step 2 below in these instructions. You will need to log into your Parent Portal Account to complete your child's online forms.

*If you do not have a Parent Portal account for your returning student, please email for help to set this up.

Step 1 For parents of NEW (never attended CHPS schools) students - The link below will take you to the Ecollect Enrollment page to begin pre-registration.


  1. Enter your student' s information, your household information, your email address and the School Enroll Code (Under Account Information) *note this number will be provided to you in the email reply you received from
  2. Validate your identity, then click on the APPLY TO SCHOOL button
  3. An email will be sent to you at the email address you have provided. The email will include:
  • The Parent Access ID to add the student to a Parent Portal Account
  • The Parent Access Password to add the student to a Parent Portal Account
  • The link to the PowerSchool web address for Parent Portal

Step 2 ALL Parents - Go to the CHPS Parent Portal website:

Colonial Heights Public Schools Parent Portal

Step 3 When the login page for PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal opens:

A. If you are a parent with a NEW student(s):

    • Click on the Create Account tab
    • Click on the Create Account button
    • Fill out your information creating your username and password to log into Parent Portal
    • Under Link Students to Account
    • Use the information provided to you in the email you received from PowerSchool, and enter the Parent Access ID and Parent Access Password to link your child to your Parent Portal Account.
    • Click on the Enter button


B. If you are a parent of a RETURNING student:

    • Log in to your Parent Portal account 

NOTE: If the child you are registering for school is not listed in your  current Parent Portal Account, click on the link below to add the student to your existing Parent Portal Account:

Add a Student to My Parent Portal Account

Step 4 ALL Parents - Once you have logged in to your Parent Portal Account, click on Forms on the left hand side.  Note: If you have more than one student in CHPS make sure to click on your new or returning student' s tab at the top left side of the page. 

Complete all the forms listed in order:

  1. start with the Home Language Survey form
  2. next complete the CHPS Student Pre-Registration form
  3. next complete all of the Pre-Registration Part 2 Forms
  4. then complete all of the Back to School forms


These forms do not have to completed on the same day however, your data entered will not be saved unless you click on the submit button at the bottom of each form.

PLEASE NOTE** These online forms pre-register your student for CHPS schools. You will still need to come to the Central Registration Office to complete additional paperwork and to provide the following information:

  • Proof of Residency (Deed or Lease; additional documentation may be required upon request)
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Physical (for elementary students only; it must have been completed within the past 12 months before student begins school for the first time in VA)
  • Parent's photo ID
  • Custody papers (if applicable)
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