Pre-K Registration

Pre-K applications for 2017-18 have closed and placements have been made.
To add a child’s name to the waiting list, please visit the school for which the child is zoned and bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency (see requirements below).

2017-2018 Registration Process

Pre-K applications will be available at each of our elementary schools Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, 2017, for children who live in Jackson County and will be four years old by Sept. 1, 2017.

There are a limited number of spaces in the Pre-K program in Jackson County, and completion of the application process does not guarantee enrollment. If the number of applications exceeds the spots available, a drawing will be held in the spring, and all applicants will be notified of their status by mail.

You will need the following items to complete the application process:

  • Proof of residency in the parent/guardian’s name. The following are acceptable:
    • Copy of home settlement statement or mortgage statement.
    • Copy of current lease agreement signed by landlord (handwritten notes are not accepted).
    • Copy of current utility bill/service connection with parent/guardian’s name and service address.
    • Copy of current homeowner’s insurance statement with parent/guardian’s name and address.

    *Please note:  Should living arrangements be a multi-residence household or a shared household, and the parent/guardian is not the homeowner or head of household, a Student Residency Questionnaire and a Certificate of Multi-Family Residence form must be completed, notarized, and on file. The school can provide notary if needed.

  • Student’s Birth Certificate, hospital-issued birth record, or religious birth record.
    • Proof of Guardianship/Custody Agreement is required when both birth parents are listed on the birth certificate but do not live in the same household.
  • Child’s Social Security Card or signed waiver (SSN waiver available at time of registration).
  • Parent/guardian proof of identification (examples are: Photo ID, passport, work badge, etc.).
  • Georgia Department of Public Health Form 3300 – Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening. Available through/conducted by the local health department or a Georgia physician. Required for children entering Georgia schools for the first time.
  • Georgia Immunization Form 3231. Available only through the Health Department or a Georgia physician.


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based on race, color, national origin, or immigration status.

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Registration forms

NOTE: Georgia Immunization Form 3231 is available only through the Health Department or a Georgia physician.

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.
If the McKinney-Vento Act applies to your family, the school registrar/school social worker will be able to assist with the registration process.If you have further questions regarding registration, please contact the school the student will be attending.