Kindergarten registration for 2018-19 is underway. We’re excited to welcome a new group of young scholars at Douglas MacArthur, Rosa Parks, Homecroft and Jeremiah Gray kindergarten academies. It was such an honor to open the facilities designed to help students get acclimated to classroom culture while learning the lessons they need to know before advancing to first grade at one of our 11 elementary schools.
Kindergarten roundup events are being planned to make registration more convenient for families.
Because we have strategically built kindergarten academies in four locations throughout the district, students are assigned as follows:
Home School Kindergarten Academy
Clinton Young Elementary Jeremiah Gray Kindergarten
(if residence is north of
Edgewood and easy of Keystone)
Mary Bryan Elementary
Clinton Young Elementary Home Kindergarten Academy
(all other areas not included above)
Winchester Village Elementary
Doughlas MacArthur Elementary Douglas MacArthur Kindergarten Academy
Henry Burkhart Elementary
Abraham Lincoln Elementary Rosa Parks Kindergarten Academy
Glenns Valley Elementary
Our Early Childhood Program, which has been instructing children for seven years, is also accepting applications for our 2018-19 school year at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Drive, and Jeremiah Gray Elementary, 5225 Gray Road.
The program helps students develop social skills, literacy and math skills to ensure they are ready to learn in kindergarten. In fact, kindergarten teachers routinely tell us they can distinguish which students were educated in our academy because of their level of readiness.
We have kicked off our Choice application process for elementary students. This year we have a limited choice pilot for our kindergarten academies of 20 spaces at each school. Transportation is not provided for this program, which allows parents and caretakers the opportunity to apply for their students to attend another elementary school of their preference.
We do require students who live on the east side (Southport side) to select a school on the east side. Students who live on the west side (Perry side) must choose a school on the westside. Elementary Choice applications must be received by Feb. 23 to be considered. Applicants will begin receiving notifications starting March 16. Once approved for school Choice, the student may continue at the Choice school throughout elementary school.
For middle and high school students, Choice applications are accepted year-round; therefore, parents aren’t required to wait for the application window to open.
Additional information can be found at http://www.perryschools.org/