Rome City School Pre K Program
The Rome City School Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the GA State Lottery and is governed by Bright from the Start and supplemented by the District. The GA Lottery Pre-K is an age appropriate instructional program that prepares students for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond. Additionally, this nurturing environment addresses students’ academic, social and emotional needs while preparing for kindergarten readiness. The goal is to insure that all students gain the needed foundational skills to propel them into a successful future.
GA Lottery Pre-K serves students who turn four years of age on or before September 1st of the school year in which the student begins Pre-K. Rome City School houses eight GA Lottery Pre-K classes at five school sites serving 176 students across the District:
- 2 classes at Anna K.Davie Elementary
- 1 class at Elm Street Elementary
- 2 classes at North Heights Elementary
- 2 classes at West Central Elementary
- 1 class at West End Elementary
A two-week registration window for for GA Lottery Pre-K classes is opened each Spring at the above locations. Due to the limited number of seats, a drawing is held as the fairest method to fill the 22 seats per class. Drawings are conducted following registration at each school site listed above. Students residing in the attendance area of the school are given priority in the drawing and then students who reside outside of the school’s attendance area are eligible for any remaining seats. A wait list is maintained and utilized to fill any vacant seats throughout the school year. The GA Lottery Pre-K classes follow the same school calendar and school hours as K-12 students in the Rome City Schools District. The classes follow the Bright from the Start (BFTS) guidelines and are staffed with a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher. There is no cost to the parent for this preschool program. Parents interested in the GA Lottery Pre-K program should contact the school(s) of their choice above for further information.