Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process? Typically, the process should take roughly 10 minutes.
Q. What if I do not have access to a computer? You can submit the application from a mobile device or contact the Pre-K Department at the Board of Education or use the chat/support feature (preferred).
Q. Is there another way of submitting an application other than online? Yes, a paper application is available or you can use your mobile device to submit the application. The online application system is our preferred method and provides parents with up-to-date information.
Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful? Once the application is completed online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account.
Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account? It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.
Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account? No. You must call the Office for an administrator to assist you.
ALL 4 year old children residing in Hancock County will be offered a pre-k seat. Every effort is made to offer families their first choice of site location however, in some cases you may be offered your second choice.
Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first-serve process? All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be entered into the lottery.
Q. How is the lottery conducted? The lottery is conducted in accordance with pre-approved guidelines. The online system generates the list of applicants that are to be awarded seats and an ordered waitlist.
Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.
Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process? Once the initial emails have been sent to those students who are accepted, parents must accept the seat and/or participate in a screening process. Once vacancies become available, students in the waiting pool will be offered seats using the selection process.