Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten Students Opens March 3

Record Number: 19113
Displayed from: Mar 02, 2021 , until: May 02, 2021

Fort Wayne Community Schools opens online registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year Wednesday, March 3.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1 may be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten.

FWCS is adding five new attendance areas (Glenwood Park, Holland, Lincoln, Shambaugh and Washington Center) to those eligible for Title I pre-K. For the 2021-22 school year, pre-K programs will be offered at Abbett, Adams, Bloomingdale, Brentwood (Haley), Fairfield, Forest Park (Glenwood Park), Franke Park, Harrison Hill, Holland (Shambaugh, Washington Center), Indian Village, Lindley, Maplewood, Northcrest (Lincoln), Scott, South Wayne, Study, Washington (Price) and Waynedale elementary schools. Schools serving more than one attendance area are listed with the secondary attendance area in parentheses. For instance, Brentwood serves students in both the Brentwood and Haley attendance areas.

Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can call the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center at 467-2120.

Families can register pre-K and kindergarten students March 3-31 through the myFWCS Parent Portal. Student birth certificates and two proofs of address will be required to complete registration.

While full-day kindergarten is available to all students, there are a limited number of pre-K spaces available. If there are more pre-K applicants than space available, FWCS will use selection guidelines as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, including the academic needs of students, to admit students.

FWCS offers a variety of full- and half-day pre-K programs through Title I funding, as well as magnet programs. All programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have earned the Level 4 Paths to Quality rating, making the programs eligible to accept Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K Grants.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.