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JCPS Kindergarten Registration 2022-23

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

Kindergarten Registration begins November 1st for Jefferson County Public Schools. Here is everything you need to know to start the process:

Who is eligible:

Any child who turns 5 on or before August 1 can enroll in full-day kindergarten beginning in the 22-23 school year. Children must enroll in kindergarten by the time they are 6, since under Kentucky state law, all children must be enrolled in school between the ages of 6 and 18.

Can I register my child early for kindergarten?

Children who have mastered kindergarten benchmarks before age 5, and who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 1, may be eligible for early admission to kindergarten. The deadline to submit the Early Admission to Kindergarten application is March 1, 2022. After the March 1, 2022 deadline, there will not be any opportunities to petition the district for Early Admission to Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. The application window for the 2021-22 school year has closed.

Health Requirements:

  • Physical Exam

  • Dental Exam

  • Eye Exam

  • Completed immunizations

Click here for more on JCPS Health Requirements

What does my child need to know?

Topics including:

  • Self Help Skills

  • Language & Development

  • Social & Emotional Development

  • Health & Physical Well-Being

  • General Knowledge Mathematics

Click Here for the specifics of Kindergarten Readiness

Registration Steps:

Register Online by clicking here

1. You will need proof of address, this can be:

  • A gas/electric or water bill issued within the last three months

  • A lease

  • A house contract

  • A paycheck or paycheck stub

  • A Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other government benefits letter that has your name and address on it

2. Review- Once registration is submitted a JCPS employee will review (may take 24-48 hrs)

3. Apply Here

This is where you will select your choices for your cluster.

For more information on clusters:

Click Here to find out which cluster your children are in

Click Here for Elementary Cluster Predictability Tool

Click Here for JCPS Elementary Clusters Map

End Date for Registration: December 15th, 2021

When will I be notified of application status for optional and Magnet Programs?

Between February and March of 2022

When will I be notified of my child's school assignment?

Between March and April of 2022

For more information on Kindergarten Registration information visit

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