Kindergarten, Pre-K registration

The Cheatham County School District will begin Pre-K and kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year the week of March 25.

Pre-K is open to students who turn 4 on or before Aug. 15, 2024 and whose family is income eligible based on the U.S. Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.

The district offers Pre-K at four elementary schools: Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy, East Cheatham Elementary School, Pegram Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School and West Cheatham Elementary School.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 15, 2024, in order to be eligible to start kindergarten.

The district is hosting Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up Nights at our elementary schools for families to register, meet the staff and tour the school:

March 25: Pleasant View Elementary School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

April 9: Kingston Springs Elementary School, 5-7 p.m.

April 10: Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy, 5-7 p.m.

April 11: East Cheatham Elementary School, 5-7 p.m.; Pegram Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School, 5-6 p.m.; and West Cheatham Elementary School, 5-7 p.m.

The schools will also hold kindergarten registration during the day as well. Please contact the schools or follow them on social media for more information.

Kindergarten registration packets (both in English and Spanish) are available below (under Attached Files).

The required documents needed for kindergarten registration are:

• Proof of child’s age (birth certificate, passport, tax return, medical document, etc.)

• Immunization record/proof of physical exam (must be up-to-date on official state of Tennessee form)

• Three current proofs of residence (driver’s license, utility bills, rent/mortgage agreement, voter registration, bank statement, auto registration, etc.)

• Custody/Guardianship paper signed by a judge (only if child is not living with both biological parents)

Pre-K registration information and packets are available by clicking here. After the registration nights at each elementary school, we will have packets in a tote at the front entrance of each elementary school and the Board of Education office if you need to pick up a Pre-K application. We will start accepting Pre-K applications on Monday, April 8.

The required documents needed for Pre-K registration are:

• Proof of income (paycheck stubs, tax documents)

• Proof a child’s age (birth certificate, passport, tax return, medical record)

• Up-to-date immunization record (must be on official state of Tennessee form)

• Up-to-date proof of a physical exam (must be on official state of Tennessee form)

• Three current proofs of residency (driver’s license, utility bills, rent/mortgage agreement, auto registration, etc.)

• Custody/guardianship papers signed by a judge (only if child is not living with both biological parents)