Welcome All New 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Students
The registration OPENING date for the 2021-2022 school year is March 2, 2021.
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 registration 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
Title I Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Rock Hill Schools currently offers in person, full-day 4K programs in each of the Title I schools. For a student to participate in a full-day program, he or she must be four years of age before September 1st of the current year. In addition, the child must reside in the attendance zone of a Title I School. Title I schools for the 2021-2022 school year will be identified in late Spring. Students will be screened and parents notified in June 2021 if their child qualifies for the full-day program. Once the Title I school programs are full, applications will be forwarded to the Central Child Development Center to identify eligible students for its half-day program. The application period begins March 2, 2021. All applications are due on or before May 15, 2021. The Title I full-day programs are federally funded and enrollment is limited. Parents may apply online as soon as the application window opens.
Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Rock Hill Schools also offers in person, half-day pre-kindergarten programs at Central Child Development Center and Applied Technology Center. The program at Central Child Development Center is a needs-based program. Age-eligible children qualify through the Free & Reduced Lunch Application, or Medicaid, or documented developmental delays, or through the screening process. Anyone within Rock Hill Schools is eligible to apply to attend as long as their child is four years of age 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 in July 2021 if their child qualifies to attend the program. The application period begins March 2, 2021. 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 Title One schools and our half day program at Central Child Development Center will be processed at Central. If you are applying for one of these, please enter the information as seen below:
- 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, 2021 and will close on April 2, 2021. 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.
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.)
Once registered make sure to come back and check out our After School Programs and Summer Programs.