A student may be registered for the Pre-Kindergarten lottery beginning Friday, December 1, 2023 to Friday, February 16, 2024. All lottery registration for the 2024-25 school year will take place online. Families can register by clicking here.
Registration for the lottery is not guaranteed admission into a Pre-Kindergarten program within the Jackson County School System. All lottery registration entries have the same opportunity for being selected into the program. JCSS will hold a lottery selection in March 2024, and families will be notified of a decision.
The Jackson County School System's Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program designed to prepare eligible four-year-olds for kindergarten. The program follows the Jackson County School System calendar: 6.5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, 180 days a year. It is designed to ensure that children are prepared for success in kindergarten by providing four-year-olds with child-centered developmentally appropriate curriculum and experiences.
The following documents are needed to register a student for the Pre-Kindergarten lottery:
- *Proof of Birth - Certified Copy of Birth Certificate (Your child must be four years old on or before September I, 2024).
- *Proof of Residency
- Child's Social Security Card/Bright from the Start Social Security Waiver Form
- Photo ID of person registering child
- Updated Immunization Records
For questions regarding the Pre-K program, please contact the Pre-K Director, Linda Bell, at email@example.com. For questions regarding registration, please contact Central Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.