- Due to the order from Governor Mike Dewine to close schools for COVID-19, Pre-K enrollment appointments will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. As we do not have a confirmed date for schools to reopen, please watch the website for the revised Pre-K enrollment dates.
- Additionally, in an effort to handle changes due to COVID-19 equitably for all Pre-K families, a School Choice Lottery will be conducted for all available seats at Pre-K locations. This lottery will replace the First Come, First Served enrollment approach the District has used in the past. PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the 2020-21 school year, General Education Pre-K students attending a non-100% lottery school will be enrolled in their school of address for kindergarten. Families wishing to remain in the Pre-K school for the 2021-22 school year, will need to re-apply through the lottery for an opportunity to stay. General Education Pre-K students attending a 100% lottery school, will transition to kindergarten in the same school. The 100% Lottery Schools in which General Education Pre-K students will transition to the same school for kindergarten are: Columbus Africentric, Columbus Spanish Immersion, Duxberry Park, Ecole Kenwood and Oakland Park.
All registration for Early Childhood Education (ECE) will take place at our Central Enrollment Center, by appointment only. Parents and legal guardians can complete the SpeedyPass Online registration form today, located here.
Pre-K students must be potty trained and 4 years old by September 30th. If you child will be 5 years old by September 30th he/she is not eligible for Pre-K but is eligible for Kindergarten.
COVID-19 Special Announcement: Parents can begin the on-line registration process for the 2020-2021 school year on February 3rd, 2020. Appointments at Central Enrollment are currently cancelled. Please check the website for more information.
For the 2020-2021 schoolyear only: In an effort to handle changes due to COVID-19 equitably for all Pre-K families, a School Choice lottery will be conducted for all available seats at Pre-K locations. This lottery will replace the First Come, First Served enrollment approach the district has used in the past. PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the 2020-2021 school year General Education Pre-K students attending a non-100% lottery school will be enrolled in their school of address for Kindergarten. Families wishing to remain in the Pre-K school for the 2021-2022 school year will need to re-apply through the lottery for an opportunity to stay.
If a student was enrolled into a 100% lottery school General Education ECE classroom, they will transition to kindergarten in the same school. If parents would like their child to attend their home school by address for kindergarten, they would need to complete the Return to Home School form in the winter of 2021.
Because the demand for ECE is so great, students who live outside the Columbus City School District will not be considered for enrollment.
For a full list of the documents you will need for enrollment, please visit our enrollment process page.
For more information about enrollment, please contact Alicia Maynard at 614-365-5134.
* 100% lottery schools for ECE include: Africentric Early College, Duxberry Park, ECE at Johnstown Road, Ecole Kenwood, Oakland Park and Spanish Immersion.
2020-2021 Pre-K Dates
Pre-K Parent Orientation Day
2020 Date To Be Determined
(Parents will receive specific information regarding their buildings” orientation schedule from their classroom teacher.)
First Official Day of Pre-K Attendance
2020 Date To Be Determined