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Pre-Kindergarten Registration

In order to be eligible for Pre-K in Sevier County, children must be 4 years of age on or before August 15th of the current year. 'At-risk" students have priority enrollment and are determined by guidelines set by TN Dept. of Education. The following schools are listed as Voluntary Pre-K schools: Jones Cove, Pi Beta Phi, Pigeon Forge Primary, Caton's Chapel, Northview Primary Stem, Sevierville Primary, Pittman Center, and Wearwood.

 Each Pre-K class of 20 students offers a curriculum tailored to individual needs and learning styles, taught by qualified staff and facilitated through play-based activities in well-organized centers. While daily routines vary, consistent schedules provide structure and a sense of security for the children, who are given opportunities to develop both academic and social skills in preparation for kindergarten. After school care and transportation are not provided, and school hours consist of 5.5 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Applications may be obtained on May 29, 2024 at each participating schools from 7AM to 12PM.

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The Sevier County School System welcomes the opportunity to continue preschool services for the 2024-2025 school year.  The purpose of these programs is to provide a pre-kindergarten experience for Sevier County’s four-year-old children, with priority given to those determined to be at-risk.  To be eligible for consideration for pre-kindergarten, a child must four (4) years of age on or before August 15, 2024, and be a resident of Sevier County prior to enrollment.  Registration will be held at each of the current pre-kindergarten sites as listed below (Sevierville Primary site located at the Trula Lawson Center).

Parents must attend registration at one of the schools listed below on May 29, 2024, to schedule an appointment for screening.  Note: Only 31 names will be taken before a waiting list will be created.  This waiting list will be formed according to the actual time/day that registration materials were completed. No bus transportation will be provided to the program, so each parent should plan on their child attending the site closest to their home. Screening dates will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for each of the school sites.  Parents will be assigned a specific screening time during the May registration. DO NOT register at multiple sites.  Because spaces are limited for these programs, multiple registrations will result in the child being placed on a waiting list.

Upon parent/guardian registration at the school, parents will receive a packet containing information needed to process their child as a potential enrollee, as well as a day and time for screening. You and your child must report to the school where you registered at the designated time so that he/she may be screened in August.  Proof of income for all working adults living in the home is required - no exceptions.

There will be only twenty placements at each site contingent upon local, state and federal guidelines. Students will be selected for the program using state-approved criteria; therefore, we may not be able to serve all students who apply.  Parents/guardians of students who meet the criteria will be called to confirm placement.  Be sure all phone numbers are correct at registration so that we may contact you.