Language Services & Registration Center (LSRC)


Welcome to Arlington Public Schools!  The Welcome Center is under the Department of Student Services, and primarily facilitates the school registration process for families new to APS.  We also provide language accessibility services to families, students, and school staff through translation and interpretation services.

What we do:

  • Student registration: click here for requirements;
  • English proficiency assessment for students with a non-English Home Language;
  • International schools transcript evaluation (for APS-eligible students);
  • Orientation for families about APS’s different schools and alternative programs;
  • Residency-related, Custody, and Kinship Care processes;
  • Elementary and Secondary Lotteries for Options & Transfers Schools;
  • Language interpretation and translation services for APS schools and offices;