Tuscaloosa City School District and Shelton State Community College are accepting applications for their pre-kindergarten programs, with lottery selections scheduled for March.

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TCS Pre-K Lottery Info

Information provided by TCS states the applications for their program will be accepted from January 15 through March 1.

In order to qualify, the following requirements must be met:

  • Student must turn 4-years-old before September 1
  • Student must live in the Tuscaloosa City school zone
  • Parents must provide student's birth certificate, shot records, two utility bills and a lease/mortgage agreement upon acceptance into the program

TCS will host their random-selection lottery on March 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the TCS Central Office. Students selected into the program will be notified by mail during the week of March 6.

Shelton State Pre-K Lottery Info

Shelton State Community College's C.A. Fredd Campus pre-kindergarten lottery applications for fall 2023 will be accepted through March 8 at 8 a.m. and will host the lottery selection at 10 a.m.

Students must turn 4-years-old before September 1 and may attend regardless of primary school zoning.

In order to participate in either program, parents must pre-register their child by visiting https://prek.alaceed.alabama.gov.

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