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The School Readiness Department will ensure that Pre-Kindergarten students have access to a high-quality developmentally appropriate learning environment to prepare them for school success in the 21st century.
The HCS Pre-K Application is currently closed. The HCS Pre-K Application for the 2023-2024 school year will be open from February 21 - March 24, 2023. Please note that applying for Pre-K does not guarantee placement into the program.
To qualify, children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023 (no exceptions)
The 2023-2024 HCS Pre-K application requires two steps this year: You must complete both links below to be considered for a position in Pre-K.
You will receive a verification email from both applications separately.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com or contact us via phone at 256-428-6886.
Ms. Helen Scott
School Readiness Director
Location: Mastin Lake Facility
(Please feel free to donate additional items to the classroom at your own will.)
Parent Information Sessions will be made available beginning February 14 and running through February 23. View upcoming events to see available sessions and click the links on each event to request a Zoom link for the meeting. Parents can attend any of these sessions regardless of their zoned school.
You will receive a provisional acceptance letter via email if the child is selected, usually within two weeks after the initial application process closes.
Once students are accepted into the Pre-K program, daily attendance is MANDATORY. We follow the attendance policy as identified in your parent partnership agreement.
There is a maximum of 18 children per class that are taught by both a lead degreed teacher certified in Early Childhood Education and an auxiliary teacher with a minimum of nine hours of college credit in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate (CDA).
Parents are responsible for transporting students daily.
Extended-day is available through ALPHA-BEST at some sites. Contact the schools for more information.