PreK Registration Opens Feb 1st

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Guidelines


Pre-K classes will be in each of our eight elementary schools. Registration will begin February 1st for in-county residents and employees of the Tift County School System. The online application will open on January 29th. Parents will need to make an appointment to come to Central Registration to complete the registration.

Students MUST turn 4 years old ON or BEFORE September 1, 2024 to be eligible to attend our Pre-Kindergarten program.

Pre-K slots at each elementary school will be filled in this order:

  1. In and out of county Pre-K students with parents working at the zoned elementary school.

  2. In-county Pre-K students with siblings already attending the zoned elementary school.

  3. In-county Pre-K students zoned for the elementary school on a first come/first served basis.

Beginning March 4, 2024, registration will be open to all out of county residents. Parents should complete the online portion of registration and fill out an out of county waiver online on our website, After out of county approval, parents must come to Central Registration to provide all necessary documents and fill out the Bright From the Start registration packet. Out of county students will be placed at a school based on enrollment numbers on a first come/first served basis. 

The goal is to keep all Pre-K students in their assigned school zones. Once classes are filled at an elementary site, a waiting list will be started. If there are not enough Pre-K students to fill a class at an elementary school, we reserve the right to offer Pre-K enrollment at another school. Transportation will not be provided for out of zone students attending another location.  If a student is out of zone for Pre-K, the student will return to his/her zoned school for Kindergarten.

If a Pre-K student moves after registration and no spot is available at the student’s new school zone,  he/she may be granted a spot at another elementary school. However, the student will need to be transported by parents/guardians.

Click here to complete the online registration application for your PreK child for the 2024-2025 school year. (After completing the online application you will need to visit Central Registration to provide the required documents and complete the registration. )