Pre-K Registration Changes: Now Aligned with Colquitt County Schools
Moultrie, GA - January 15, 2019 – The Colquitt County Pre-K program recently updated student registration guidelines to better serve the students, families, and employers of our community. The Pre-K program will no longer utilize the method of “first come, first served.”
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be the same as all other grades in the Colquitt County School System. Nick Chastain, Pre-K Director, studied the issue extensively since taking over the program in July and received feedback from parents, school system leaders, and community stakeholders. Colquitt County Pre-K program is funded by the Georgia State Lottery and governed by Bright from the Start (BFTS).
Mr. Chastain stated, “We are fortunate in Colquitt County to have a superintendent and school board willing to invest in and support our youngest students. This investment allows every elementary school in Colquitt County to participate in the BFTS Pre-K program. Each Pre-K classroom is staffed with a certified teacher and paraprofessional and uses the same technology found in K-5 classrooms. Breakfast/lunch, school supplies, and field trips are provided at no cost. We have one of the top programs in Georgia and want to serve every eligible child in Colquitt County.”
Pre-K Registration Guidelines for 2019-2020
(Now aligned with K-12)
Pre-K registration is based on assigned school zone as determined by your address.
Children must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be eligible
to participate in the Pre-K Program.
Registration: 7:30am-3:30pm | March 13, 14, 19, or 20, 2019
The criteria for application acceptance is:
~Complete an application with Proof of Age and Proof of Local Residency requirement (to determine correct school attendance zone). Specific street address information related to school zones can be obtained by contacting the School Transportation Department at 229-890-6259.
~If the number of applicants with verified proof of residency exceeds the number of spaces for a site (school), then a random selection (lottery) will be held for that school at the board office (if necessary).
~Students with siblings in a Colquitt County elementary school will enroll at same school.
~Assignment zone students with no siblings in a Colquitt County elementary school will be randomly placed by Colquitt County Schools Student Services and Pre-K Departments.
~Parents may ask for a transfer from their assigned school zone after July 1st from Pre-K office only. Initial registration must be in school of zone.
~Students accepted as a transfer from another school will be eligible to complete all grades at that school (K-5).