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Registration for CCSD Pre-K Opens Today

Registration for CCSD Pre-K Opens Today

The Cherokee County School District is accepting Georgia Pre-K lottery applications for the 2024-25 school year.

Families may apply online using CCSD’s registration system or in person using paper forms available at CCSD’s Pre-K sites (7:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays-Fridays) and posted at  Applications are due by noon Friday, March 29.  As enrollment is limited, a drawing will be held at 3 p.m. on April 17 to select students for the program. 

Students who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024 are eligible to apply.  There will be Pre-K classes offered next school year at Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy, Johnston ES Preschool Center, Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy, R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy and Ralph Bunche Center.  Students who live in the school site’s attendance zone have first priority for enrollment.  Classes include 20 students each.

STEP 1:  Parents applying for CCSD’s Georgia Pre-K program must complete the state Bright from the Start form, available at and linked below.  You can print this form, complete it and then upload it to Synergy (CCSD online registration system) or you can note in Synergy that you will email it to the school or bring it to the Pre-K school site.  This form must be received by the school or uploaded into Synergy by the registration deadline of 12 noon on Friday, March 29.

STEP 2:  Complete CCSD Pre-K registration.   To use the Synergy online registration system, parents can set up an account at; you can complete the process using a laptop, tablet or smartphone.  You will need to have your own email address to use the system.  You also will need to have emergency contact information and specific records ready to complete the process (proof of date of birth, parent/guardianship, residency).  If you do not have all the required records on hand, you can start the online registration process, save your progress and then complete it when you have the remaining records.  Three key documents (proof of date of birth, parent/guardianship, residency) must be submitted by Tuesday, April 16 to be eligible for the enrollment drawing.

If you need assistance with registration, please contact the front office of the school you are applying for your child to attend.  A CCSD school directory is posted online here:

Bright from the Start Pre-K Registration English

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2024-25 CCSD Lottery Pre-K info English

2024-25 CCSD Lottery Pre-K info Spanish