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Atlanta Public Schools Office of Early Learning

  • 2020-2021 Lottery & Enrollment Process
  • 2019-2020 Waiting List & Enrollment Process

The Pre-K lottery application for the 2020-2021 school year was available on January 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.-February 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The lottery drawing will be held on February 24, 2020. Results from the drawing are emailed to applicants after a verification process is complete. Pending official verification, the release of the lottery results could be delayed. If you are interested in participating in our program, but have missed the lottery application acceptance period, we will begin accepting waiting list applications on March 2, 2020 in an attempt to fill any vacancies that remain after the lottery drawing and to generate waiting lists. Seats will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. If a seat becomes available and you are next in line to receive a seat, you will be contacted by phone.

Program Requirements

  • Child must turn four years old by September 1, 2020
  • Child must live within the Atlanta Public Schools’ attendance zone
  • All APS employees are eligible to apply
  • If you are the parent of twins, triplets, etc., you are required to submit one application per child. Before the lottery drawing takes place, each application will be linked to ensure that they are placed at the same site
  • Applicants must have a valid email address to apply

Process

Applicants can access our online lottery application by visiting www.enrollearlyatl.com from January 6th-February 12th. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the application. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your information and return later, but must submit by February 12th at 11:59 p.m. Lottery applications will NOT be accepted after February 12th at 11:59 p.m. for any reas on.

When completing the application, applicants will be allowed to select a maximum of three different Pre-K sites and should list them in order of preference. Selecting three sites is optional. If you are only interested in one or two sites, leave the other site selection fields blank. Although not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to select your child’s zoned school as your first choice. Acceptance into your zoned school creates an easy transition to kindergarten. In addition, school bus transportation services will only be offered to your child if they are accepted into their zoned school and live more than 1 mile away from the school.

Once the lottery results have been verified, each applicant will receive an email informing them of the results. If your child is accepted, your email will contain an invitation to enroll and a list of documentation that you are required to submit. To ensure that you are prepared for enrollment, required documents are listed below. If your child is not accepted, he or she will be placed on the waiting list for your first choice only.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age requirement for a student to enroll into Pre-K?

To be eligible for the 2020-2021 school year, your child’s date of birth should be on or between the following dates: September 2, 2015-September 1, 2016

If my child lives outside of the Atlanta Public Schools’ attendance zone, is he/she eligible to participate in the Pre-K program?

No. If your home address is not zoned for Atlanta Public Schools, you are not eligible to participate. If you are unsure if your address is zoned for APS Click Here to veri fy.

If I am an APS employee and do not live within the APS attendance zone, is my child eligible to participate?

Yes. Proof of employment such as a badge or check stub is required.

If my child is eligible for Kindergarten, but did not participate in a state funded Pre-K program, are they still eligible to enroll into Pre-K?

Yes. Please contact the Office of Early Learning at 404-802-3640 for more information.

Required Documents

1. Proof of birth (Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2020)

  • Original certified birth certificate; or child’s passport (Copies of these documents are not accepted)

2. Proof of legal guardianship (If applicable)

  • Only required if your name is not on the child’s birth certificate
  • Valid state or government issued photo ID, such as a Georgia Driver’s license, or a valid U.S. passport ID

4. Proof of Parent/Guardian Georgia Residency

  • Mortgage or lease/rental agreement in your name, OR an electric, gas, or water bill in your name; (Cable and phone bills are not acceptable) Bills must be dated within 30 days of your enrollment date.

**If you are living with someone and you do not have a lease, mortgage or utility bill in your name, you must submit the following: A signed and notarized Affidavit of Residency AND a lease/mortgage statement or utility bill in the name of the person that you are living with AND 3 forms of mail in the name of the child’s guardian showing a matching address to the affidavit. For a copy of the affidavit of residency form, please CLICK HERE.

5. Child’s original Social Security Card OR “Waiver”

  • If a waiver is needed, it will be provided to you during the enrollment session

6. Proof of income (for Pre-K sites with a Head Start partnership ONLY) Click the link below to see if the site(s) that you are interested in is a Head Start partnership site: http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/35082

  • W2, tax return, SSI income, child support, TANF, or a non-income declaration form
    • If you did not have any income for the previous year, a non-income declaration form will be provided to you during your enrollment session.

Atlanta Public Schools Office of Early Learning 2020-2021 Lottery & Enrollment Process 2019-2020 Waiting List & Enrollment Process The Pre-K lottery application for the 2020-2021

Pre-Kindergarten

Overview

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is honored to offer 114 lottery funded Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Program classes in 75 sites throughout the district. The Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the Georgia State Lottery, governed by Bright from the Start. The DCSD Pre-K program is an age appropriate instructional program that prepares students for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond. In order for a child to be school ready, it means they are socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively prepared for success in kindergarten.

The DeKalb County School District’s Pre-Kindergarten Program helps children become independent, self-confident, enthusiastic learners. Participation in the program encourages children to develop good habits and daily routines. It encourages teachers to adopt child centered instructional practices based on the interests and the skill levels of each child.

Online Application Registration Process

Steps in the Pre-K Lottery Process
  1. Apply on-line for a Pre-K seat.
  2. Upload required documents.
  3. Check your email and or Parent electronic dash for notification.
  4. Accept or Decline your seat.
  5. If accepted, upload required documents to your assigned school during the Enrollment Window – March 29-April 16, 2021.
  6. If you were placed on a Waitlist, monitor your email closely for seat assignment possibility and further directions.
  7. Children will not be formally enrolled in the Pre-kindergarten program until parents/and or guardians have completed the registration process. Children who do not attend the first day of school before 10 AM will forfeit their space in the Pre-K class.
Documents Needed for Pre-K

Documents required to be uploaded during the on-line application process in order for your application to be considered for the lottery.

    1. Proof of birth (Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2021)
      • Original certified birth certificate, Hospital Record of Live Birth, Green Card, Pink Card or Federal I-94 Card; or child’s passport (Copies of these documents are not accepted)
    2. Proof of legal guardianship (If applicable)
      • Only required if your name is not on the child’s birth certificate
    3. Parent/Guardian proof of identification
      • Valid state or government issued photo ID, such as a Georgia Driver’s license, or a valid U.S. passport ID
    4. Proof of Parent/Guardian Georgia Residency*
      • Mortgage or lease/rental agreement in your name, OR an electric, gas, or water bill in your name, cable and phone bills are not acceptable

    If you receive electronic notification that your child’s name was selected, then you must accept the seat on-line and upload the following documents (#5-#8) during the Enrollment Window March 29-April 16, 2021 for your assigned school.

  1. Child’s original Social Security Card OR “Waiver”
    • If a waiver is needed, it will be provided to you during the enrollment window
  2. Child’s Peachcare card, Medicaid card, health insurance card, EBT card (food stamps) and/or TANF (If applicable)
  3. Immunization Certificate (3231)
  4. Vision, Hearing, Nutrition, and Dental Screening Certificate (3300)

Pre-K seat assignments are contingent upon validation of required documents.

2021-2022 Pre-Kindergarten Lottery and Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in the DeKalb County School District Pre-K program. The Pre-K lottery application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available on Monday, February 1, 2021 and will close on Monday, March 1, 2021. Seats are filled randomly through an electronic lottery process. The lottery drawing will be held on March 23, 2021. Results will be released via email to all applicants. Applicants who are awarded a seat, are to upload remaining documents during the enrollment window of March 29-April 16, 2021.

Program Requirements

  • Child must turn four years old by September 1, 2021
  • Child must live within the DeKalb County School attendance zone
  • If you are the parent of twins, triplets, etc., you are required to submit one application per child. If your child is pulled as number 22 on the list, you will have the option to accept the one seat for one twin and place the other on the Waiting List. The second option is to wait until both twins are offered a seat

Process

Applicants can access the online lottery application and all other lottery information by clicking “Apply Now,” button to the left. The Pre-K lottery application for the 2021-2022 school year will be opened and available beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 and will close on Monday, March 1, 2021. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your information and return later, but it must be submitted by Monday, March 1, 2021. Lottery applications will not be accepted after Monday, March 1, 2021 for any reason.

When completing the application, you will only be allowed to make one selection. You must reside in the attendance zone in which you are applying. Once the lottery is completed and a seat is offered, parents will upload the remaining documents to the lottery platform. During this time, all information will be verified. If false information is submitted or if you fail to have adequate documents to support your application, then your Pre- K seat will be forfeited. Please review the Required Documents list on this page.
To submit an application, please click the “Apply Now” button.

**Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Required Documents

Documents required to be uploaded during the on-line application process in order for your application to be considered for the lottery.

Pre-Kindergarten Overview The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is honored to offer 114 lottery funded Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Program classes in 75 sites throughout the district. The