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Forms and Fees

New families to the District need to start by completing an online registration application if you have not done so already. Approved school fees are listed at the bottom of this page. 

In addition to the online registration, please submit the appropriate forms. Click the grade level of your student(s) for further information regarding required forms.  


The approved fees are the only fees that can be charged to students. Funds for other supplies, materials, and student activities must come from building budgets, grants, or fundraisers. 

Mandatory class projects may be given to the student or sold to other students. If a student chooses to make a project using material not required for the class, the student is responsible for supplying the material or a charge will be imposed by the District (e.g., a jewelry project that can be done with a non-precious metal but the student elects to do a project with a precious metal, the student will pay for the precious metal).

Fee waivers are available for low-income students as outlined in District Policy 503.3 Fines, Fees and Charges. Required fees will be waived for students who qualify for free lunches or meet other specific eligibility requirements and reduced by one-half for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches. Other families may submit a written request for a waiver to the Business Office for District fees and to the building principal for building fees.

The following fees were approved by the School Board on May 17, 2021. 

District Student Consumable and Textbook Fees (Mandatory for All Students)

  • Early Kindergarten: $50.00
  • All-Day Kindergarten: $65.00
  • Grades 1-5: $85.00
  • Grades 6-8: $110.00
  • Grades 9-12: $125.00

Dual Enrolled Students – districts may prorate the total fee that a regularly enrolled student is assessed in accordance to the class time usage of a dually enrolled child. If a child who is dual enrolled is eligible for a full waiver or partial waiver under Iowa Administrative Code rule 281—18.3, the district shall waive, in whole or in part, any fee associated with dual enrollment.

Additional Authorized Student Fees

Middle School

  • Replacement ID: $2.00

Ames High School Fees (Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12)

  • Replacement ID: $3.00
  • Choir (all choirs) (robe cleaning): $10.00
  • Band (9-12) (robe cleaning): $15.00
  • Chemistry (goggles): $7.00

Voluntary Purchases

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)

  • Instrument Rental is available, rental rate varies by instrument – typical rental: $75.00

Middle School (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

  • Athletic Ticket: $40.00
  • Memory Book: $30.00
  • Instrument Rental is available, rental rate varies by instrument – typical rental: $75.00
  • Typical MS Percussion rental: $25.00

Ames High School (Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12)

  • Athletic Ticket: $60.00
  • Yearbook: $55.00
  • Parking Tag: $5.00
  • All State music and participation fees: $26.00
  • Solo/Ensemble Festival fees: $15.00
  • Madrigal costumes cleaning fee: $35.00
  • Instrument Rental is available, rental rate varies by instrument – typical rental: $75.00
  • Typical HS Percussion rental: $50.00
  • SAT, PSAT, and AP Testing: Price as set by College Board
  • Seal of Biliteracy Assessment (STAMP) / per language: Price as set by STAMP
    • Retesting for sub tests of STAMP assessment:  Price as set by STAMP

District-Wide

  • Address labels printing (30 labels sheet) $1.00 per sheet
  • Public records request staff time: Actual rate per hour
  • Public records request photocopies: $.10 per page

Transportation: Round Trip

  • Single Child: $177.40/semester
  • Second Child: $132.95/semester
  • Third Child: $106.45/semester
  • Year annual cost (single child): $354.80

Transportation: One Way

  • Single Child: $106.45/semester
  • Second Child: $79.77/semester
  • Third Child: $63.87/semester
  • Year annual cost (single child): $212.90
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