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Any child who turns 5 on or before August 1 can enroll in full-day kindergarten. Children must enroll in kindergarten by the time they are 6, since under Kentucky state law, all children must be enrolled in school between the ages of 6 and 18.

Children who have mastered kindergarten benchmarks before age 5, and who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 31, may be eligible for early admission to kindergarten.  For more information about early entry opportunities please call (606)546-3157, ext. 2404.

Pre-Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

Weeks of April 18 and April 25, 2022

Central Elementary
Wednesday through Friday of either week
12:30pm to 2:30pm

Dewitt Elementary
April 18-22, 8am to 3pm each day

Flat Lick Elementary
April 18—April 29, 9am to 1pm each day

Girdler Elementary
April 19-20, 9am to 2pm each day

G.R. Hampton Elementary
April 18, 8am to 3pm
April 21, 5pm to 6pm
or by appointment call 606-546-4169

Jesse D. Lay Elementary
April 19, 5pm to 7pm
April 22, 8am to 12pm
April 29, 12pm to 3pm

Lynn Camp Elementary
April 22, 11am to 1pm

Health Requirements

To enter kindergarten, children must have a physical exam, a dental exam, and an eye exam. They must also have completed their immunizations.


Incoming kindergarten students are offered the opportunity to participate in a summer boost camp prior to their first day of school.  KinderBoost offers families the opportunity to learn more about the kindergarten program and concludes with a KinderBoost ceremony for those who complete the entire program.