Atlanta Public Schools will open its lottery application for spots in the 2020-2021 pre-kindergarten program on Jan. 6, 2020.
Photo: KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM
Photo: KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Atlanta parents: Pre-K lottery now open for 2020-2021 school year

Parents who hope to enroll their child in the pre-kindergarten program at Atlanta Public Schools can fill out an application beginning today.

The district will start accepting lottery applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Jan. 6. The application window closes Feb. 12 at 11:59 p.m. 

Students are randomly selected for pre-kindergarten classes through an electronic lottery process. The lottery drawing takes place Feb. 24. 

To apply for the lottery, children must turn 4 by Sept. 1. They also must live within the APS attendance area. District employees may apply, and applicants must have a valid email address. 

For more information, visit the district’s website.

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