About First Class Pre-K

  • First Class Pre-K Registration is January 15 - March 24, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.


    First Class Pre K    FIRST CLASS PRE K APPLICATION

     

    What is the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program?

    First Class: Alabama's Voluntary Pre-K is part of the Office of School Readiness within the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.  First Class Pre-K provides effective, high-quality early childhood experiences that prepare Alabama's children for school success and lifelong learning. 

    Who is eligible to enroll in the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program?

    • Children age 4 on or before September 1, 2020 (FY21)
    • Children must live within Athens City Limits
    • Required documents for enrollment: completed registration form, current utility bill (or proof of residency) and birth certificate. Upon acceptance an Alabama immunization form will be required before your child enters school.

    When is Registration?

    How are the children selected?

    • Selection is by lottery.
    • The spring lottery selection will be on March 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM.
    • The lottery will be held at the Athens City Schools Board of Education Central Office located at 455 US Hwy. 31 North, Athens, AL 35611.
    • Families will be notified of selection.

    What is the cost for the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program?

    • Tuition ranges from $0 to $300 per month and is determined by a sliding fee scale. The sliding fee scale is based on the annual 2019 Health & Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines and Levels. 

     

    Alabama First Class Pre-K Sliding Fee Scale

    Household/Family Size

    100%

    200%

    300%

    400%

    1

    $12,490

    $24,980

    $37,470

    $49,960

    2

    $16,910

    $33,820

    $50,730

    $67,640

    3

    $21,330

    $42,660

    $63,990

    $85,320

    4

    $25,750

    $51,500

    $77,250

    $103,000

    5

    $30,170

    $60,340

    $90,510

    $120,680

    6

    $34,590

    $69,180

    $103,770

    $138,360

    7

    $39,010

    $78,020

    $117,030

    $156,040

    8

    $43,430

    $86,860

    $130,290

    $173,720

    *Add $4,320 for each person over 8

    Percentage

    Parent Fees not to Exceed

    0-200%

    $40/month

    201-300%

    $100/month

    301-400%

    $200/month

    >400%

    $300/month

     

    Where are the First Class Pre-K Programs located?

    • There are three First Class Pre-K classes.
    • Two classes are located at Athens Elementary, and one is located at Julian Newman.

    First Class Pre-K registration opens January 15, 2020. Choose the button below to apply.

    FIRST CLASS PRE K APPLICATION

    Is there another preschool choice in Athens City Schools? Yes

    • The Eagles Nest Inclusion Pre-K. Click here to learn more about the Eagles Nest. 
    • Ages 3-5
    • It is tuition based.
    • $35.00 registration fee
    • Registration for the Eagles Nest for the 2020-2021 school year is January 31 - March 13, 2020.
    • For more information, contact Dr. Jessica Lynn at 256.232.0212.

    Contact Us

    For more information about the First Class Pre-K Programs in Athens City Schools please contact OSR First Class Pre-K Program Director Dr. Jennifer Sallee:

    256-233-6600 ext. 6309 or jennifer.sallee@acs-k12.org


     

First Class Pre-K Flyer (English)

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Parent Registration Guide (English)

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Folleto de primera clase de Pre K (español)

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Guía de inscripción para padres (español)

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