Enrolling Students

Address: 209 School Drive, Darby, MT 59840
Phone: 406-821-3252

Registration can take place at any point during the school year, but it may be advisable to call ahead and make an appointment. If you live outside the Darby School District and would like to enroll your student at Darby High School, please contact the office and make an appointment with the Principal at 406-821-3252. Use Ravalli County's district search to find out which school district is yours.

Parents registering their children for the first time in Darby schools must provide proof of age, identity, residency and immunizations. Required immunizations must be completed within 20 days of registration.

Students who have previously attended school should bring their latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Document Checklist:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Social Security Card
  • Copy of latest report card, transcript or some kind of grade proof.
  • Copy of IEP (if applicable)


High School Enrollment

A child will be allowed to enroll in Darby High School as a student providing he/she has attempted the 8th grade and that he/she meets one or more of the following criteria:
  • Is a graduate of an accredited elementary school.
  • Enrolls in the school year following his/her fourteenth birthday and agrees to work on requirements for 8th grade graduation.
  • Is placed in a non-graded situation.
  • Is a graduate of a non-accredited school and is subject to testing to determine correct placement. (See Transfers)
  • All students must be enrolled in an English class each year.
  • All persons enrolled as high school students will follow the rules and regulations established for all High School students.
  • Students may enroll part time in grades 9-12 in accordance with School Board Policy #3150.

Transfers And New Students Policy

  1. Any student moving into the Darby School District who, for any reason, is under suspension or expulsion from another school system, shall not be admitted until this term of suspension has ended, or he/she has been exonerated by the suspending district and his/her case has been carefully reviewed by the Darby School District.
  2. The transfer student’s transcripts will be evaluated for credit toward graduation by the counselor.
  3. To insure proper course placement, new students should request school and health records be sent to Darby School prior to their arrival. If this is not feasible, the placement of new students will not be considered final until all proper records arrive.
  4. A student who transfers into the Darby School System will have a probationary period, not to exceed 60 days, at the grade level the student states he/she is at. During this probationary period, the student will be observed and possibly tested to determine the exact grade level. If, at the end of the probationary period, it is found that the student was misplaced, he/she will be placed at the correct grade level.
  5. Transfer students from other Ravalli County schools will need to produce a transfer form prior to their enrollment. For all transfer students, attendance records from the previous school will apply toward the student's absence record at Darby. That is, the date of entrance at Darby will be prorated so as to determine how many absences a student will be allowed for that semester.
  6. All new students enrolling at Darby for the first time must have their parent, guardian or legal custodian present within forty (40) days proof of identity or, if records are not received within 60 days of enrollment, the law enforcement office will be notified that no proof of identity has been presented. (MCA 44-2-511)
  7. Senior and Second Semester Junior Transfer Students:
    • This policy is applicable only to transfer students already classified as seniors or second semester juniors, transferring to Darby during the second semester of their junior year or their senior year. Because the Board and administration have no desire to penalize students coming to our district, it is our desire that all seniors and second semester juniors who meet minimum state graduation requirements be considered for graduation from Darby High School upon the recommendation of the high school counselor the high school principal, and the superintendent of schools. This policy shall waive only local requirements for high school graduation for incoming seniors and second semester juniors who cannot meet those requirements, yet will complete all courses required for graduation by the Office of Public Instruction. No other student will be considered under this policy.
Kristina Gonzalez,
Nov 7, 2011, 11:39 AM
Kristina Gonzalez,
Nov 7, 2011, 11:39 AM
Kristina Gonzalez,
Nov 8, 2011, 1:14 PM
Kristina Gonzalez,
Nov 7, 2011, 11:39 AM