The Pre-K lottery application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on January 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.-February 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Seats are filled randomly through an electronic lottery process. The lottery drawing will be held on February 21, 2019. Results from the drawing are emailed to applicants after a verification process is complete. Pending official verification, the release of the lottery results could be delayed.
Applicants can access our online lottery application by visiting www.apsprekapplication.com from January 3rd-February 8th. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the application. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your information and return later, but must submit by February 8th at 11:59 p.m. Lottery applications will NOT be accepted after February 8th at 11:59 p.m. for any reason.
When completing the application, applicants will be allowed to select a maximum of three different Pre-K sites and should list them in order of preference. Selecting three sites is optional. If you are only interested in one or two sites, leave the other site selection fields blank. Although not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to select your child's zoned school as your first choice. Acceptance into your zoned school creates an easy transition to kindergarten. In addition, school bus transportation services will only be offered to your child if they are accepted into their zoned school and live more than 1 mile away from the school.
Once the lottery results have been verified, each applicant will receive an email informing them of the results. If your child is accepted, your email will contain an invitation to enroll and a list of documentation that you are required to submit. To ensure that you are prepared for enrollment, required documents are listed below. If your child is not accepted, he or she will be placed on the waiting list for your first choice only.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the age requirement for a student to enroll into Pre-K?
To be eligible for the 2019-2020 school year, your child's date of birth should be on or between the following dates: September 2, 2014-September 1, 2015
If my child lives outside of the Atlanta Public Schools' attendance zone, is he/she eligible to participate in the Pre-K program?
No. If your home address is not zoned for Atlanta Public Schools, you are not eligible to participate. If you are unsure if your address is zoned for APS Click Here to verify.
If I am an APS employee and do not live within the APS attendance zone, is my child eligible to participate?
Yes. Proof of employment such as a badge or check stub is required.
If my child is eligible for Kindergarten, but did not participate in a state funded Pre-K program, are they still eligible to enroll into Pre-K?
Yes. Please contact the Office of Early Learning at 404-802-3640 for more information.
1. Proof of birth (Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2019)
2. Proof of legal guardianship (If applicable)
3. Parent/Guardian proof of identification
4. Proof of Parent/Guardian Georgia Residency
**If you are living with someone and you do not have a lease, mortgage or utility bill in your name, you must submit the following: A signed and notarized Affidavit of Residency AND a lease/mortgage statement or utility bill in the name of the person that you are living with AND 3 forms of mail in the name of the child’s guardian showing a matching address to the affidavit. For a copy of the affidavit of residency form, please CLICK HERE.
6. Proof of income (for Head Start sites ONLY) Click the link below to see if the site(s) that you are interested in is a Head Start partnership site: http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/35082
7. Child’s Peachcare card, Medicaid card, or health insurance card