Welcome to the Cherokee County School District!
All 23 CCSD elementary schools have full-day kindergarten. Online registration for the 2020-21 will open Jan. 27. 2020. More information, including a list of required documents, is available online here. Learn more about kindergarten in CCSD by checking out Ready to Learn: A Parent’s Guide to CCSD Kindergarten.
Georgia Lottery Pre-K for 4-year-olds is offered at Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Johnston ES Preschool, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy and RM Moore ES. The application window for the 2020-21 school year lottery is Feb. 3 - March 6; the drawing will be on March 11. More information is online here.
Space is limited and wait lists are common, but parents can search for available Lottery-funded Pre-K slots at private providers in their area at http://decal.ga.gov/ProviderSearch/PreK . The openings are updated in early September and then regularly throughout the year.
Ninth District Opportunity Head Start for eligible 4-year-olds is offered at Ralph Bunche Center in Canton.
New Students in All Grades
The New Student Gateway is CCSD's online registration system to enroll new students for the current school year. Click here to learn more. School boundary maps can be viewed here, or you can call 770.479.1871 to determine your attendance area. The registration window for new students in grade 2-12 for 2020-21 will open on Monday, April 13.
Learn more about technology and Canvas, our Learning Management System, here.
Special Needs Preschool
Children with special needs are eligible for services beginning at age 3. For more information on referring a child, please see this brochure on Child Find.
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Cherokee County School System Announces Child Find Efforts to Determine Eligibility for Special Education Services
Cherokee County School System offers comprehensive Special Education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years. Children from birth to age three with disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law. Public school services include screening in the area of suspected disabilities, such as hearing, motor skills, speech, language and general development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health problems or traumatic brain injuries. A free, appropriate, public education with full continuum of services is available for all eligible children enrolled in the Cherokee County School System and for those students who are home schooled or enrolled in private schools and preschools, including religious schools. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, please the Office of Special Education at (770) 704-4315. The staff can answer questions or direct your call to the appropriate person. All referrals are considered confidential. The parent or legal guardian retains the right to refuse services and other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.