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Pre-K registration and lottery

The deadline for our pre-K 4 lottery has passed. Applications can still be submitted but will be processed based on availability following the March 17 lottery.

Pre-K program locations

You are allowed to select up to four of the program sites below in the prekindergarten lotteries. Please note that pre-K 3 is offered only in our community-based programs.

Important information to consider

Your choices likely will be affected by a prekindergarten program’s location, whether you have other school-age children, whether additional child care is offered and other personal preferences. However, certain other factors go into play in the lottery that will influence your child’s eventual assignment.

Names of prekindergarteners with a sibling preference are drawn first in the lottery. Names of those with neighborhood preference are drawn second in the lottery. All other names are drawn for remaining seats.

After the lottery

Once lottery seats are assigned, the district will send an official notification by mail and email to the addresses you provide on the application. You will receive one of three letters: an acceptance letter, a waiting-list letter or a waiting-pool letter.

Please keep in mind that you will be required to select a learning preference (virtual or in-person) when completing your registration paperwork. Selecting a learning preference does not guarantee placement within that model.  All enrollments are subject to the capacity of the building due to social distancing guidelines.

Frequently asked questions

Below are commonly asked questions about the pre-K lottery process. If you have futher questions, please feel free to contact us at (518) 475-6551.