Georgia Pre-K

Pleasant Hill Academy offers Georgia’s Lottery-Funded Pre-Kindergarten program


The Georgia Pre-K Program is an introductory school-readiness program to help prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years.

The Georgia Pre-K program operates on the Gwinnett County Public School calendar for the length of a typical school day.  At Pleasant Hill Academy, this program is offered between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm during the school year. Pleasant Hill Academy will hold a lottery drawing of age-eligible children who have completed our GA Pre-K Pre-Registration form during January and February of each year.  Students will be awarded spaces thereafter based upon availability.

To participate, children must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the school year and must be a resident of Georgia. Five-year-old children who have not previously attended the Pre-K program and who have late birthdays or developmental delays that impact their readiness for school may also enroll at the request of their parents.

Proof that a child is age eligible and is a Georgia resident is required to register for Pre-K. Acceptable proof-of-age includes any one (1) of the following:

  • birth certificate
  • passport
  • hospital record of live birth
  • green card
  • pink card
  • Federal I-94 card

You may order a birth certificate online directly from Georgia’s State Office of Vital Records using Official Vital Event Records (ROVER). Acceptable proof-of-residency includes a lease, utility bill or letter from a shelter or employer.

All children enrolled in Georgia’s Pre-K Program must have hearing, vision, and dental examination certificates (DHR Form 3300) on file within 90 calendar days of program entry. Form 3300 must be signed by a private practitioner or representative of a local Department of Health.

Immunizations (DHR Form 3231) must be up-to-date or affidavits must be on file within 30 calendar days of program entry. Only health departments and physicians licensed in Georgia can obtain blank immunization certificates (Form 3231). Take your child’s personal immunization record to a health department or Georgia physician and they can complete the form and give any required vaccines.

This Pre-Kindergarten program is not as academic as our advanced Private Pre-Kindergarten Program. It is strictly a school-readiness program to help your child feel confident that they are ready for School.

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