AP Kindergarten Registration and Early Childhood applications begin March 15

Registration for Kindergarten at Ascension Public Schools and applications for Early Childhood seats will begin March 15, 2021. The application process for Early Childhood is to be done fully online, while registration for Kindergarten will include a hybrid of online registration and drive-thru document drop off.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Students must be five years of age by Sept. 30, 2021, in order to attend Kindergarten in 2021-22. Parents must register on the school’s website starting March 15, 2021, before dropping off the following documents for their child to be enrolled into an Ascension Parish public school.

  1. Child’s birth certificate,
  2. Up-to-date immunization/shot records, and
  3. Proof of residence (ex: gas or electric bill with service address).
Below is a list of dates when parents/guardians may drop off this information. Drop-offs will be in a “drive-by” style, with parents staying in their cars the entire time. Only parents of students who did not attend Pre-K or Head Start the year prior must drop off documents. 

Wednesday, March 24 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Donaldsonville Primary
  • Oak Grove Primary
  • Bluff Ridge Primary
Thursday, March 25 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Duplessis Primary & Sugar Mill Primary
  • Prairieville Primary
  • Bullion Primary
Friday, March 26 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Pecan Grove Primary
  • Dutchtown Primary
  • Galvez Primary
Monday, March 29 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • G.W. Carver Primary
  • Sorrento Primary
  • Lake Elementary
Tuesday, March 30 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Gonzales Primary
  • St. Amant Primary
  • Spanish Lake Primary
Wednesday, March 31 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Central Primary & Sugar Mill Primary
  • Lakeside Primary
Online kindergarten registration links can be found on each primary school’s homepage starting on March 15, 2021. The full list of schools may be accessed at www.apsb.org (scroll down to the bottom of each page). If parents are unsure which school to register their child for, they may search their address to determine their district. Please note, the attendance zone for Sugar Mill Primary, a new school opening Fall 2021, may be viewed at www.apsb.org/page/sugar-mill-attendance-zone.
PRE-K APPLICATIONS
PreK Flyer

Families interested in a seat in one of our publicly funded early childhood programs including Head Start, Public School Pre-K, and Community-Based Type 3 Early Learning Centers may apply at AscensionEarlyChildhood.org. Documents required for applications will be accepted through the online application process as well as at the following secure drop box locations:
  • Ascension Early Childhood Office on Gonzales Primary’s campus (521 N. Burnside, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  • Ascension Parish School Board Office (1100 Webster St., Donaldsonville, LA 70346)

The Ascension Early Childhood Community Network is comprised of multiple programs located within our public schools and community-based Type 3 Early Learning Centers. These programs include:

  • 251 federally-funded Head Start seats for qualifying three or four year olds in selected public school sites,
  • 434 state and locally funded Pre-K seats for qualifying four year olds in all public school sites that serve K-5 students, and
  • Available federally-funded CCAP seats for qualifying birth to five year olds in community-based Type 3 Learning Centers that are part of our community network.

Additionally, our public school sites offer a limited number of tuition-paying seats for four year olds based on a sliding income scale. Children must have their fourth birthday on or before Sept. 30, 2021, to be considered for a Pre-K seat at a public school site.

Publicly-funded early childhood seats are dependent upon available federal and state funding. Program eligibility is determined by total gross family income. Therefore, there are limited openings available at each site. Completing an application does NOT guarantee placement. Students are NOT accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, but rather on factors that impact kindergarten readiness including family income. All applicants who have a completed application (including income documentation) will be processed in June. Accepted participants will be notified in July. Tuition-based seats are limited, and tuition amounts vary based on family. income.

To learn more about Early Childhood options, watch this short video presentation. To learn more about Ascension Public Schools, visit www.apsb.org.

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