Pre-K Lottery

The BCSS Pre-K Program will accept online applications for the 2023-2024 Pre-K Lottery from March 1 until March 31. Sign up for our Pre-K email newsletter for more information and important reminders.

Please read our detailed Pre-K Enrollment Guidelines (Spanish) before starting your Pre-K Lottery application.

Barrow County School System Pre-K
  • To complete the lottery application, you will need to upload a photo or scanned copy of your proof of residency and your child's birth certificate. Proof of residency is a utility bill (electric, gas, water, cable/satellite, garbage, or house phone), settlement statement, or a rental/lease agreement. Visit our FAQ Page for details on required documentation. Please have all required documents ready before you begin your application.
  • All online lottery applications must be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023. (This includes the successful upload of your documentation.) No Pre-K Lottery applications will be accepted after 5 p.m.


Pre-K Lottery Drawing

All applications submitted for each Pre-K class will be assigned a lottery number. Our staff must verify the information provided and then 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.

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.

Waiting List Information

Any openings that become available in the Pre-K classes will be filled using the waiting list from that school attendance zone. The Pre-K Director will keep documentation on file of the progression of the waiting lists. If your child was not in the BCSS Pre-K Lottery in April, please email Margrette Bailey or call 770-867-4527 Ext. 100133 to provide the information needed to complete a BCSS Pre-K waiting list form. Once that information is provided, Margrette will place your child on the Pre-K waiting list for your child’s elementary school attendance zone.

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