Is your 4-year-old future scholar ready to begin his or her education journey? Begin the journey with SCS Pre-K! Our Pre-K program is one of the first and most important steps families can take to ensure students are prepared for success in Kindergarten and beyond. We serve approximately 5,000 students each year at select elementary schools across Shelby County and multiple community partner sites. Every year, Pre-K students score higher in Kindergarten than many of their peers who did not take an early childhood program. Pre-K students also routinely outperform District goals for foundational skills, language and more.
Apply: Submit an online application. Please note, completing the application does not mean the child is accepted. An eligibility appointment must be scheduled to verify age, family income and other household information.
Eligibility Review: Once the application has been submitted, staff will contact parents to conduct the eligibility interview. The required documents must be submitted prior to the interview. *Due to COVID-19, interviews will be conducted by phone and in-person by appointments only.
Acceptance: Emails will be sent to parents whose children meet the eligibility requirements to confirm acceptance into the program beginning June 10. Parents whose children are not eligible will also receive an email.
Orientation: Parents must attend mandatory orientation before the child can begin attending class. Orientation will be scheduled by the teacher beginning in August.