First Class Pre-K Registration

First Class Pre-K Registration at Carlisle, Duck Springs, Gaston, Glencoe, Highland, Hokes Bluff, Ivalee, John S. Jones, Southside West End, and Whitesboro Elementary Schools will open January 15, 2021-March 1, 2021.
Posted on 01/14/2021
First Class Pre-K Registration


Alabama’s nationally recognized First Class Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Enrollment is open to all children four years of age (on or before September 1, 2021) who are residents of the state of Alabama.


Registration Dates:  

January 15, 2021 - March 1, 2021 

Random Selection will be Friday, March 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m., at the Etowah County Board of Education.

Click English Pre-Registration Guide for registration instructions. 

Click Guia del padre preregistro (Spanish Pre-Registration Guide) for registration instructions. 

Click First Class Pre-K to register at your convenience.

Please Read Carefully
Office of School Readiness Pre-K Classroom Grant Registration
Resident Pre-K Students-Resident School age ch
ildren  who reside within the Etowah County School District as well as those whose parent or legaguardian is employed by the Etowah County Board of Education may be registered for the random selection drawing for the school in which they are zoned to attend. For example: Pre-K Students zoned to attend Carlisle Elementary will register for Carlisle's Pre-K random selection drawing. After the random selection is held, pre-K students living outside the Etowah County School District may register for any available student slots.


Carlisle Elementary School 
8025 US Hwy 431
Boaz, AL 35956
Phone:  256-622-1115

Duck Springs Elementary School
10180 Duck Springs Road
Attalla, AL 35954
Phone:  256-538-6301

Gaston Elementary School
4550 US Hwy 411
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone:  256-622-1073

Glencoe Elementary School
207 North College Street 
Glencoe, AL 35905
Phone:  256-492-4709

Highland Elementary School
   3156 Tabor Road 
     Gadsden, AL 35904
        Phone:  256-546-7409

Hokes Bluff Elementary School
5375 Main Street
Hokes Bluff, AL 35903
Phone:  256-492-5571

Ivalee Elementary School
840 Gallant Road
Attalla, AL 35954
Phone:  256-538-9781

John S. Jones Elementary School
301 Lumbley Road
Rainbow City, AL 35906

Southside Elementary 
2551 HWY 77
Southside, AL 35907

West End Elementary
  6795 Hwy. 132
Altoona, AL 35925
    Phone:  256-622-1085

Whitesboro Elementary
5080 Leeth Gap Road
Boaz, AL 35956
Phone:   256-622-1110

Required Documents:
1.  Must have most recent Utility Bill as proof of Alabama Residency
2. Must have a copy of Birth Certificate as proof of age

A random selection drawing will be held. (Families do not have to be present in order to receive a placement.)

*Acceptance to the program is through a random selection process.  The registered applicant must meet residency requirements and complete the essential documents set forth by the program.  The registered child must be 4 on or before September 1, 2021.  Children who are eligible for kindergarten are ineligible to register.  Children will not be denied participation on the basis of income, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.

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