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School Enrollment

Welcome to the Cherokee County School District!

 

New Students 

The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) utilizes an online system for parents to enroll their child. Whether your child is new to CCSD, has previously attended and is returning to CCSD, or is transferring to another school within CCSD, all enrollments are processed via our online system.

You can access the new system here.

Guidance on using the new system is online here.   If you are a current CCSD parent and need to enroll an additional child, you must first activate your ParentVUE account (parents new to the district will create an account as part of registration).  Existing CCSD parents should have received an email June 30/July 1 with account activation information.  Questions?  Need help?  Please email enrollment.support@cherokee.incidentiq.com

Note: Be sure to choose the correct school year in the online platform for enrolling a new student.

The online registration process takes about 15-20 minutes; parents will enter their own identification information, such as emergency contact names and phone numbers, which increases accuracy and eliminates redundancy.  Required documents (birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.) will be brought to the follow-up appointment that the school will coordinate with parents. 

School boundary maps can be viewed here, or you can call 770.479.1871 to determine your attendance area.

If you have difficulty registering, please email enrollment.support@cherokee.incidentiq.com 

Kindergarten 

Children who are turning 5 on or before September 1, 2024 are eligible for kindergarten.   All 23 CCSD elementary schools have full-day kindergarten. 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  (Spanish version- Listos Para Aprender- is here) For more information about CCSD Kindergarten, including  a helpful guidebook, click here.

Pre-K

Georgia Lottery Pre-K for 4-year-olds is offered at Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy, Johnston ES Preschool, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy and RM Moore ES STEM Academy.

The application window for the 2024-25 school year lottery opens March 18 and applications are due by noon March 29.  A lottery drawing to fill class rosters then will be held and parents will be informed promptly of their child's selection.  For more information, including links for forms and registration, visit the Pre-K Registration page.  

Additionally, CCSD’s Ralph Bunche Center offers Georgia Lottery Pre-K classes, and holds its own lottery drawing.  Please contact the school for additional information.

Special Needs Preschool

CCSD additionally offers Special Education preschool and services for eligible children beginning on their third birthday.  For information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, please the Office of Special Education at (770) 721.8562 or email preschoolassessment@cherokeek12.net

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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.

Enrolling Homeless Students