• Kinder Reg


    Welcome to 2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! We are happy you have chosen to enroll your child in Athens City Schools. This is a very important step in your child's future, and we are confident you will be proud that you selected Athens City Schools. Please read through all of the information below BEFORE you complete the registration process!


    Important Dates & Information This registration process is for traditional kindergarten enrollment for the Athens Academies. If you are interested in enrolling at Athens Renaissance school for non-traditional/blended kindergarten enrollment, please visit the Athens Renaissance School website for more information.

    WHO CAN ENROLL IN KINDERGARTEN? Any child who is 5 on or before September 1 who lives inside the Athens City limits. If you have questions about zoning, please contact Mike O’Rear at mike.orear@acs-k12.org.

    ABOUT REGISTRATION Kindergarten registration in Athens City Schools is completed online through PowerSchool. Parents will receive a confirmation email after completing registration successfully. 

    UNDERSTANDING ENROLLMENT PROCESS OPTIONS:

    OPTION 1: MY FAMILY IS BRAND NEW TO ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS

    If your family is brand NEW to Athens City Schools and you have never created an ACS PowerSchool account, follow the instructions below:

    • You will create a family account to be used for Enrollment in PowerSchool.
    • Once you create your family account, save that login information for future Enrollment.
    • You will use the same family Enrollment account to fill out the Returning Student form each school year and to enroll additional students as needed. 
    • All student records will be associated with the same family account.
    • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to begin.
    • YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION.

    OPTION 2: MY FAMILY ALREADY HAS STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS

    If your family already has students enrolled in Athens City Schools, follow the instructions below:

    • You will log in to your PowerSchool using your family account.
    • You will then complete the Kindergarten Enrollment process.
    • You will use the same family Enrollment account to fill out the Returning Student form each school year and to enroll additional students as needed. 
    • All existing student records will be associated with the same family account.
    • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to begin.
    • YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION.

    ABOUT The ACADEMIES Athens City Schools has four elementary schools, also known as the Athens Academies. The Athens Academies serve students in grades K-3 and provide students with enriched school experience in preparation for advancing grade levels. Students are surrounded by teachers who are passionate about teaching meaningful content via processes that support authentic student engagement.

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    REGISTRATION STEP 1 - GET YOUR PAPERWORK READY

    Documents Required to Complete Registration:

    • Parent/Guardian Picture ID
    • Birth Certificate (or alternative documentation in absence of a birth certificate)
    • Social Security Card (Optional) If a student does not have an SSN, a temporary number shall be assigned as specified by the ALSDE.
    • Alabama Immunization Record 
    • Proof of Residence (Current utility bill, mortgage statement or rent lease agreement. When two families reside at the same address, a Landlord Letter may be submitted).
    • Proof of Custody/Guardianship - Custody papers may be required if the student doesn't reside with both birth parents. Custody/Guardianship will be made through the Judge's office. Board Policy stipulates neither Delegation of Parental Authority nor Power of Attorney will be accepted as a document for the student's legal custody. A signed Notary will not be used as a valid document for enrollment.
    • Last Report Card
      • K-8th grade- Last Report Card
      • 9-12th grade- Unofficial Transcript
    • Withdrawal form if coming from another school

    STEP 2 - COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION

    • Please ensure you have all of the required paperwork above BEFORE you begin.
    • All documentation must be uploaded BEFORE you click "submit".
    • You may only submit one application per kindergarten student.

    REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN   REGISRARSE PARA KINDERGARTEN EN ESPANOL


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Kindergarten Lottery Application


  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.


    ABOUT SCHOOL CHOICE /KINDERGARTEN LOTTERY

    • Our kindergarten registration process provides a school choice option for parents.
    • You must register for your ACS ZONED SCHOOL.
    • If you are interested in school choice/kindergarten lottery, you will answer the two school choice/lottery questions during the registration process.
    • If interested in school choice/lottery, you must complete kindergarten registration by April 29.
    • The electronic lottery will be held in May and notifications will be sent out via email.

     

    March 23

    Registration Begins. All registration is completed online only.

    April 29

    Academy Application Deadline. You must register for your ACS ZONED SCHOOL.* 

    May 14 Academy lottery selection will be held.*
    May 21 Selected students from the lottery will be notified of their selection via email by May 21.

    *If you are interested in school choice/kindergarten lottery (see details below), you will have the opportunity to answer two lottery questions during the registration process - you will not need a separate application.