Welcome All New 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Students

  • The Enrollment OPENING date for the 2022-2023 school year is February 14, 2022.

    Rock Hill Schools offers a limited 4K, pre-kindergarten program. 

    (If you are new to the district and wish to register for K5 use the New Student Enrollment option or click here.)

    Children must be age 4 on or by September 1st and reside in York County District 3 to attend classes for four-year-olds.


  • Available 4K Programs

    1. Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) Full Day 4K Programming
      Rock Hill Schools currently offers full day CERDEP 4K programming at several of our elementary schools and at Central Child Development Center. For a student to participate in the CERDEP program, he or she must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current year reside in the Rock Hill School District, and meet the at-risk criteria eligibility for enrollment (For purposes of this programming, at-risk is defined as “annual family income of 185 percent or less of the federal poverty guidelines as promulgated annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or Medicaid eligible”). *Proof of Income Eligibility is required. Acceptable forms of income verification may include current pay stubs, tax returns, W-2 forms, or a copy of the child’s Medicaid card.

      Current CERDEP Elementary Schools include the following: Ebenezer Ave.; Ebinport; Independence; Lesslie; Mt. Holly; Northside; Oakdale; Richmond Dr.; Sunset Pk.; and York Rd. *Central Child Development Center serves all CERDEP eligible students in the RHSD.

      Students will also be screened and parents notified in June-July if their child qualifies for CERDEP programming. Once the elementary school CERDEP programs are full, applications will be forwarded to the Central Child Development Center to identify eligible students for its programming.  Parents may apply online as soon as the application window opens.

    2. Half Day 4K Programming
      Rock Hill Schools also offers a half day 4K program at the Applied Technology Center. The program at the Applied Technology Center operates on two half day schedules. The AM Session runs from 7:30am – 10am and the PM Session operates from 11:30am – 2pm.  Anyone within Rock Hill Schools is eligible to apply to attend as long as their child is four years of age on or before September 1st of the school year and resides within the Rock Hill School District. All students will be screened prior to acceptance in the program. Parents will be notified between June-July if their child qualifies to attend the program. Enrollment is limited. Parents may apply online as soon as the application process is opened.

      Applications for our full day non-tuition program at our CERDEP schools and our half day program at the ATC will be processed at Central.  If you are applying for one of these, please enter the information as seen below:
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    3. Tuition-Based Programs
      Rock Hill Schools has two tuition-based, full-day, pre-kindergarten programs. Tuition is $5250.00 for the school year with a $100.00 learning fee due upon acceptance into the programs. Payments can be made in ten monthly drafts, two “semester” payments, or a single lump sum payment. These programs are offered at Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School – Traditional - Montessori - Inquiry and Old Pointe Elementary.

      The Montessori program
      at Ebenezer Avenue Elementary is a School of Choice tuition based pre-kindergarten full-day program for students 3 and 4 years of age .  Students accepted into the Montessori program as part of School of Choice may register online once choice approval notification is received from the Central Office.  Students must be 3 years of age or 4 years of age before September 1st of the school year they wish to participate in the choice offering and reside within the Rock Hill  School  District.

      The pre-kindergarten program at Old Pointe Elementary is a full-day tuition based program. Priority for the twenty student slots is given to those applying first who reside in the Old Pointe school zone. The priority window for zoned students opens on March 2, 2022 and will close on April 2, 2022.  Any availability of remaining slots will be given to students living outside of the school zone. Space is limited. Parents may apply online as soon as the application process is opened for Old Pointe Elementary. Students must be 4 years of age before September 1st of the school year they wish to attend and reside within the Rock Hill School District.

      If you are applying for a tuition based 4k programs, please select the program from the drop down in our Gateway Registration program.  To enroll in EBES – Montessori, you must have completed an SOC application and been accepted into the Montessori program to be able to enroll in this program.

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  • Steps to Register

    1. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the student you are registering.  If you are not please contact the Office of Student Services.

    2.  Determine the school zone for your student.  See the online School Zone Locator.

    3.  Before registering below, gather copies of the following documents for each student:

            - Legal Long Form Birth Certificate (long form)
                   including certificate number or other proof of age (birth record, physician record)
            - A current S.C. Certificate of Immunization
            - Child's Legal Guardian's current proof of residence within the last 90 days.
                   The document can be: a gas bill, an electric bill or a rental/lease agreement)
            -Medicaid Card (if applicable)
            -Lunch Application (Applications will be available after July 1. This will not hinder the application process until application availability.)  

    4K Registration

    Once registered, make sure to come back and check out our After School Programs and Summer Programs.

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