• An Early Start to a Brighter Future

    Atlanta Public Schools (APS) offers full-day, state-funded Pre-K that prepares students for a successful transition to Kindergarten and beyond! 

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    • Child must turn four years old by September 1, 2023
    • Child must live within the APS attendance zone
    • The lottery drawing will be held on March 27, 2023
    • Lottery drawing results will be emailed to all applicants after verification process. Pending official verification, lottery results could be delayed.
    • Pre-K lottery applications accepted January 16 through March 12, 2023
    • Apply online at enrollearlyatl.com starting at 9 am (eastern time) on January 16, 2023
    • A valid email address is required to apply
    • Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (eastern time) on March 12, 2023

APS Pre-K Locations

  • Barack & Michelle Obama Academy

    Beecher Hills Elementary

    Benteen Elementary (Traditional & Dual Language Immersion)**◆

    Bolton Academy

    Boyd Elementary**

    Brandon Elementary

    Cascade Elementary

    Cleveland Avenue Elementary

    Continental Colony Elementary**

    Deerwood Academy

    Dobbs Elementary

    Dunbar Elementary

    E.Rivers Elementary

    Fickett Elementary**

    Finch Elementary**

    Garden Hills Elementary (Traditional & Dual Language Immersion)◆

    Gideons (Kindezi Elementary)

    Harper-Archer Elementary**

    Heritage Academy

    Hollis Innovation Academy**

    Hope-Hill Elementary

    Humphries Elementary**

    Hutchinson Elementary**

    Jackson Primary Elementary

    M. Agnes Jones Elementary**

    Kimberly Elementary**

    Miles Elementary**

    Parkside Elementary

    Perkerson Elementary**

    Peyton Forest Elementary**

    Scott Elementary**

    Smith Elementary

    Stanton Elementary, F.L.**

    Tuskegee Airman Global Academy**

    Usher-Collier Heights Elementary**

    Virginia Highland Elementary

    Whitefoord Early Learning Academy


    ** APS Pre-K site with a Head Start partnership. 

    ◆ Benteen DLI program will accept 10 English and 10 Spanish speaking students; Garden Hills DLI program will accept 11 English and 11 Spanish speaking students. Students must be zoned to the school to apply for these DLI programs. 


    • Child’s original birth certificate or passport; copies are not accepted.
    • Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable).
      • Only required if your name is not on the child’s birth certificate.
    • Parent/guardian I.D.
      • State I.D., passport, or driver’s license
    • Proof of residency
      • Lease, mortgage statement, AND Georgia Power bill in parent/guardian name (cable, phone, water, and gas bills are not accepted)
      • If you are living with someone you will need the following:
        • A valid lease/mortgage statement AND Georgia Power bill in the homeowner’s name.
        • A declaration of residency.
        • Three forms of mail in your name with the homeowner's address.
    • Child’s original social security card 
    • Child’s health insurance card 
    • Proof of food stamps, Medicaid, TANF (if applicable) 
    • Immunization certificate (Form 3231)
    • Ear, eye, and dental screening (Form 3300)
    • Proof of income – Head Start sites ONLY **
      • 2022 W2, tax return, or SSI, TANF, or child support