Westerville City School District is opening its doors to the youngest learners in the community. Starting from 10:00 AM on Monday, November 13, families residing within the district boundaries can embark on the journey of enrolling their children in kindergarten for the academic year 2024-25. This early education step is not only a rite of passage for children but also a significant milestone for families as they prepare their little ones for a bright educational future.
Essential Requirements and Registration Process
Kindergarten serves as a foundational year for children, setting the stage for their educational journey. In Westerville City School District, children who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2024, are eligible for kindergarten enrollment. Importantly, even families with older children already in the district must undergo the enrollment process for their kindergarten-age child.
The registration begins with a user-friendly online application. Upon completing this application, families are prompted to select a review date. This crucial step signals the district’s enrollment specialists to review the application. Following this, the specialists collaborate with families to finalize the registration process. Detailed information about this process can be accessed at www.wcsoh.org/kindergarten.
Options Tailored for Every Family
Understanding the diverse needs of its community, Westerville City Schools offers both Half-Day and All-Day Kindergarten programs. Each option is designed to cater to different family schedules and educational preferences.
The All-Day Kindergarten Experience
The All-Day Kindergarten program is particularly notable. As a fee-based, lottery-driven program, it offers an extended learning experience for children. Families interested in this option should complete their child’s registration starting November 13 as part of the online enrollment process at www.wcsoh.org/Enroll. The registration for this lottery closes at 4:00 PM on March 1, 2024. Additionally, tuition assistance is available for qualifying families, ensuring that the program is accessible to a broad spectrum of the community. More information can be found at www.wcsoh.org/ADK.
Identifying the Right School
Choosing the right school is a critical decision for families. To assist in this process, Westerville City School District provides an interactive attendance area map, available at http://www.croppermap.com/westerville/. This tool enables families to easily identify their home school based on their address. In cases where the map does not provide clear answers, families are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Center at (614) 797-7700 or reach out to any WCSD elementary school for guidance.
Source: Westerville City Schools