Early Learning Department
The Atlanta Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the Georgia State Lottery and is governed by Bright from the Start and partners with Head Start at selected locations. APS partners with Bright from the Start to provide age appropriate instructional programs that prepare students for success beyond prekindergarten. Additionally, a nurturing environment is provided to address students' social and emotional needs while preparing students for kindergarten readiness. Our goal is to ensure that all students gain the needed foundational skills to propel them into a successful future.
SY2013-2014, Atlanta Public Schools will have 41 Pre-K classrooms at 34 school sites across the district. We have added an additional site, Hope-Hill Elementary School. The school system continues to serve approximately 850 four-year olds each year. Due to a limited number of seats, a lottery process is used as the fairest method of filling classes. Successful enrollment on the designated enrollment date at your school site is the conclusion of Pre-K registration for school year 2013-2014.
APS Pre-Kindergarten Lottery (conducted March & April 2013) and Enrollment (to be conducted May 2013) Guidelines
The 2013-2014 Pre-Kindergarten Lottery was conducted by an outside IT vendor. The applicants’ information was entered into a database. All applications entered were considered. The lottery system randomly selected applicants for a pre-Kindergarten site by the application number. When all classes were filled, those who were not selected were placed on the waiting list of their first choice only. To ensure that this was a fair process, no preferential treatment was given based on school attendance zone or school parental involvement.
Multiple Births Applications
Multiple birth applicants applied for the pre-Kindergarten lottery. Parents completed a multiple birth application. If the applicants’ lottery number was selected and there were available seats at that site, all siblings received a seat at that site. Please contact the Early Learning office if you have questions.
The lottery took place on April 16th at 5:00 p.m. The results were verified before they were posted. Lottery results are now posted at pre-Kindergarten sites, on the APS website and via U.S. mail to parents.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DECLINE YOUR SEAT:
We ask that you telephone us at 404-802-3640 Option 3. Please note you will be required to provide a written notification.
You may be placed on the waiting list if interested.
Lottery applicants were placed on the waiting list of their 1st choice only. Prospective parents will be contacted via phone only if a seat becomes available. Parents will be called in the order of their placement on the waiting list and given 24 hours to accept or decline the seat. If the seat is not accepted within 24 hours, the next waiting list applicant will be contacted. APS is not responsible for incorrect contact numbers nor the inability to reach prospective parents when called. Please contact the Early Learning office at 404-802-3640 to update any contact numbers that may change.
Applicants who are selected for Pre-Kindergarten seats are required to attend the enrollment session scheduled in May. See the Enrollment Calendar below for specific dates for each Pre-Kindergarten site. Parents should bring all of the required documents to the enrollment session. Failure to attend the enrollment session may result in loss of the seat. Please contact the Early Learning office if you have questions.
Potential OpportunitiesWe will begin filling limited seats at sites where there are vacancies. Parents must come in person to Kennedy Middle School at 225 James P. Brawley Drive, NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30314 on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and each Wednesday thereafter to secure a potential slot. This is on a first come, first serve basis. There is no guarantee that a slot will be available when you arrive. Additionally, parents may call 404-802-3640 Option 3 to be placed on the waiting list of their choice Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. NOTE: Parents may select only one pre-Kindergarten waiting list location.
2013-2014 Lottery ENROLLMENT Process
Results are posted at each Pre-K school site, here on the APS website www.atlantapublicschools.us/prek by lottery number, and by US mail.
Atlanta Public Schools' Pre-K Program Best Practices offers developmentally appropriate activities and instruction in preparation for kindergarten.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday ENROLLMENT time for each school location is from: 9am – 1pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 Boyd Bolton Woodson Beecher 7 Connally Finch Adamsville Kimberly 8 Scott Gideons Cascade Venetian Hills 9 Hutchinson Perkerson Benteen Fickett 10 Fain Usher Cont. Colony Jones 11 12 13 Bethune Slater DH Stanton Whitefoord 14 Heritage Deerwood Parkside Dobbs 15 Toomer Dunbar Humphries Hope-Hill 16 Cleveland BurgessPeterson 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
ENROLLMENT time for each school location is from:
9am – 1pm
Pre-K Lottery ENROLLMENT Guidelines
Please note: 2013 Pre-K Lottery School Sites are pending official state approval.
Please be sure to visit your local preferred school site, contact the Early Learning Department at
(404)802-3640, or email your questions to us at email@example.com.
Come and Learn With Us In Pre-K
First Day of school is Wednesday, August 7th.
Pre-K class starts at 8:00am and ends at 2:30pm when all students are dismissed.
Daily attendance and punctuality are important for your child's instruction.
Lottery Results for School Year 2013-2014
The following results at each school have been sequentially sorted for ease of location.
The above results at each school were sequentially sorted for ease of location.