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Pre-K Lottery

The BCSS Pre-K Lottery will be accepting online applications from Monday, March 1, 2021 until Friday, April 2, 2021. We transitioned the application process online so that families can complete the application and submit the required documentation from home. 

You can stay in the know by signing up for our Ready to Pre-K! email. You'll receive email reminders and notices about applying for the BCSS Pre-K lottery. 

The online application will be available here starting at 8am on Monday, March 1, 2021. An active link will be posted at that time. To complete the lottery application, you will need to provide proof of residency and your child's birth certificate. You will be able to upload a photo or scanned copy of each document. Visit our FAQ Page for additional details on required documentation. If you have any problems with the application, please reach out to Karen Bedford for assistance. 

All lottery applications must be completed by 5:00pm on Friday, April 2, 2021. After that time, your child's name will move to a waiting list. 

Pre-K Lottery Drawing

All applications submitted for each Pre-K class will be assigned a lottery number. After you submit your online application, it may take up to two business days to receive your lottery number. Our staff must verify the information provided and then they will email you with your child's lottery number. 

Families with more than one child eligible for Pre-K will be assigned one number and the siblings will be drawn together. The lottery consists of random drawings from all applicants within that elementary school attendance zone.


Nine separate lottery drawings will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 to determine the class lists and waiting lists for each elementary school. Each drawing will be pre-recorded. The video will be linked to the school name below, once they are live. 

  • Auburn Elementary (AES)
  • Bethlehem Elementary (BES)
  • Bramlett Elementary (BRES)
  • County Line Elementary (CLES)
  • Holsenbeck Elementary (HES)
  • Kennedy Elementary (KES)
  • Statham Elementary (SES)
  • Yargo Elementary (YES)
  • Winder Elementary (WES)

All families submitting Pre-K Lottery applications will be notified by mail whether their child is on a Pre-K class list or on a waiting list. If after receiving your Pre-K Lottery letter you have any questions, you may email Karen Bedford at