Who is eligible to attend?
What will I need to submit with the application?
- Original Birth Certificate
- Parent Picture ID
- Updated Immunizations Forms
- Certificate of Eligibility (Obtained from Child Development Services)
- Two Documents (listed under parent’s name) showing proof of address
- Original FPL Bill, Proof of Purchase, Warranty Deed, Homestead Exemption, or Properly Executed Lease Agreement
- No phone, water or cable bills will be accepted.
How will students be selected?
As the documents are returned, the children’s names will be placed on a preliminary roster. The preliminary roster is not a waiting list and is only a worksheet. Eighteen randomly selected students will be chosen. If selected, the student will be placed on a Final Roster. Students not selected will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if and when a space becomes available. Parents will be notified of lottery results by school personnel via phone and/or mail and must register their child within 10 days of notification. Parents of children accepted into the program must sign their Certificate of Eligibility (Obtained from Child Development Services) and complete the registration process by the deadline or forfeit their slot. Parents of children selected after the deadline are subject to available slots. However, all forms must be signed and completed at time of acceptance.
VPK covers the first 3 hours of school (8:20-11:20). If registering for a full day program (8:20-1:50), first payment is due before the 1st day of school. Contact the Main Office at (305) 661-8527 for fee schedule information.
When do I apply for admission to the school?
The Application dates are given by the school district and usually announced in February. There is a 2 week window for the application process, which is the same for all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, concluded with a Lottery open to parent viewing. Registration is to be completed within 10 days of the lottery. There will be a Parent Orientation in May and a Student Orientation in August. All dates are to be announced. Children accepted into the Pre-K program must reapply for Kindergarten and are not guaranteed a spot for the following school year.
For additional information, contact the Main Office, at (305) 661-8527.