Application Process

Due to the Governor's emergency order to close schools, PreK screenings will be rescheduled. Parents with an appointment through April 1st will be contacted by the PreK Office to reschedule.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Your child must be age 4 by September 30th, 2020.

For online applications click here:  PreK Online Application.  You will be directed to the Smart2 Start website.

Applications received by April 1st, 2020 will be notified of acceptance by May 1st, 2020.

Application received after April 1st, 2020 will be notified of acceptance by July 31, 2020.
These dates may be adjusted given the current school closings.

Enrollment is limited and applicants are subject to program eligibility criteria.
Please see the "Criteria for Eligibility" for details.
Filling out Application

The following documents are required when applying to PreK:
An original birth certificate is required for school entrance. A copy of a birth certificate cannot be accepted.
If you do not have your child's birth certificate, you can apply for one from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Vital Records, follow this link:
Parents can also obtain a certified copy of a Virginia birth certificate at the DMV office located at 305 Tanyard Rd. in Rocky Mount.
The phone number is (866) 368-5463.
These are available for purchase and certain identification is required. More information is available at this link:
Two proofs of residency are required for school entrance.
Our Verification of Residency form can be downloaded using this link:

At the screening appointment, you will be asked to provide proof of income for all members of the household.
W-2 form, Income Tax Form 1040, or recent paystub are acceptable proofs.
This form is only valid for one year from the date of the physical.
Before your child can begin school, a physical must have been completed within the last year.
Up-to-date immunizations for children who are 4 years old must also be on file.
If you do not have a current physician, Tri-Area Community Health Center, a non profit organization located at Ferrum College is accepting new patients.
They also have a program for individuals that are uninsured. Please contact them at 540-365-4469 for additional information.
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