• KINDERGARTEN 
     
     
     

     Kindergarten in Atlanta Public Schools is a full-day program. 


    ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:
    Current Georgia Residents
    By state law, children must be 5 by September 1 of the school year in order to enroll in kindergarten during that school year.

    Children Moving from other States or Countries
    Children who were legal residents of another state or country for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who were legally enrolled in a public, state/regional or equivalently accredited kindergarten are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten if the child is 5 by December 31.

     

    ARE YOU READY TO START KINDERGARTEN!!!!!!

     ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS EXCITED AND READY TO MEET YOU! 

                
    Your zoned school. Contact or check out your zoned schools website for more information.

    Click here to Locate Your Zoned School's Website

     

    WHAT IS MY ZONED SCHOOL?

    Click here to locate your zoned school. If you have any questions, please call or email the Department of Student Assignment & Records at 404.802.2233 or Facility Services at 404-802-3731.

     

    HOW TO ENROLL IN KINDERGARTEN

    Visit your zoned school during Kindergarten Roundup week with the important documents listed below.Your child’s enrollment will be delayed if you do not bring the required documents. Allow plenty of time to fill out forms.

    PARENT GUIDE TO KINDERGARTEN READINESS

     

      

    WHAT DO YOU NEED TO COMPLETE ENROLLMENT

     

    ENROLLMENT FORM

    Students new to APS (entering Kindergarten students and students coming to APS from other school districts, private schools or charter schools) should complete an enrollment form.

     

    Click here for Enrollment Forms  ENROLLMENT FORMS 

    PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

    The person enrolling a student should present proper identification. This identification may include a driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport, or other official photo identification, such as an ID card obtained through an official government agency or consulate.

     

    PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN THE ATTENDANCE ZONE

    The person enrolling a student should provide proof of residency in the attendance zone. 

     

    BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    Certified birth certificate of the student. Parent/legal guardian should bring the original birth certificate to enroll a first time kindergarten student.

     

    GEORGIA CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION
    By state law, a valid certificate of immunization or a notarized statement of religious exemption is required for enrollment. The certificate of immunization must be completed by the health department or your private physician. A valid immunization form must be marked with either “Date of Expiration” or as “Complete for School Attendance.” (A certificate marked with a “Date of Expiration” expires on the date indicated. A current certificate must be submitted within 30 days of expiration.) A medical exemption should be noted on the immunization form with a current date of expiration. 

     
    Is you child current on Immunizations? Check here for more information on current immunization requirements.
     

     

    CERTIFICATE OF VISION, HEARING AND DENTAL EXAM
    This information should be obtained within the last year and should be on the designated Georgia Form.  This form is available from the health department or your physician and dentist. Letters from appropriate healthcare professionals and out-of-state certificates are acceptable, if completed within the last 12 months and stapled to the state form.

     

    PROOF OF LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP
    Proof of Legal Guardianship is required for enrollment if the enrolling adult is not the birth parent. To learn more, contact Fulton County Probate Court at 404-613-4070.  The Probate Court is located at 136 Pryor Street SW, Suite C-230, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Click here to visit the Fulton County Probate Court's web page.

    PROOF OF LEGAL CUSTODY
    If legal custody of a child is split between two parents, in ADDITION to the documents listed above, you must also attach a certified copy of the most recent court order identifying each parent’s respective award of physical custody. You are responsible to immediately inform the school of any changes to the court order.

    SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 
    Students will be asked for a social security number at the time of enrollment. The lack of or objection to providing a social security number will not prevent the student from being enrollment.  Students should not be denied enrollment due to lack of a social security number. Parents and legal guardian request an exemption from providing a social security number

     

    HELPFUL INFORMATION

    PRE- KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
    Atlanta Public Schools has a full day pre-kindergarten program. Students registering for pre-kindergarten must be four years of age on or before September 1.  For more information, visit APS PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM.

    Helpful Links

     

    Georgia High School Association

    Interdistrict School Choice

    GaDOE Special Needs Scholarship

    Title 1, Part A, Public School Choice

     

    Student Assignment & Records

    130 Trinity Avenue – 2ndFloor

    Atlanta, Georgia 30303

    Phone: 404-802-2233

    Fax: 404-802-1203

    StudentAssignment@atlantapublicschools.us