Kindergarten Registration Starts with an All-Elementary School Open House this Wednesday

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year begins with a Special 2016 Registration Kick-off Event this Wednesday, March 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. at all elementary schools.

All ACPS elementary schools will be open during those hours for prospective parents to visit schools and meet the principal and teachers.

After March 9, please visit your neighborhood school weekdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register, or call to make an appointment to register at a different time.

This year parents will be able to fill out registration forms online starting March 9, although it is still necessary to visit your neighborhood school to show proof of identification and address.

Many schools will also be holding additional open house events and evening registrations. View the schedule of kindergarten open houses.

Currently, there are two options for focus schools available for families to opt in to by applying for an Administrative Transfer:

  • Jefferson Houston School, International Baccalaureate Program
  • Mount Vernon Community School, Dual Language Program

Jefferson Houston School and Mount Vernon Community School options are based on capacity at these schools. Families can also opt out of Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School. Families who opt out of Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School will be placed in another school based on capacity and proximity to the student’s home.

Watch a video showing what it is like to be in kindergarten.

Find out more about enrolling a student in kindergarten.

Do you know an in-coming kindergarten parent? Forward this to them so they can sign up to receive relevant eNewsletters and updates.


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