• 2019-2020 Open Enrollment for In District Students: February 4-March 12, 2019

    2019-2020 ACS Pre-K Enrollment Interest Form

    For more information, contact Polly Bolding: 828.350.2926 or polly.bolding@acsgmail.net

    Enrollment Options


    Children must be 3 or 4 as of August 31, and live in the Asheville City Schools district.  Due to limited space, out of district enrollment will only be considered for ACS employees and children with siblings in ACS.  Preschool hours are 8:00-2:30 Monday-Friday, and classrooms follow the ACS calendar.

    Preschool Classrooms:

    Preschool classrooms at all locations (Asheville Primary, Hall Fletcher, Ira B. Jones, and Isaac Dickson) blend the following enrollment options:

    NC Pre-K

    No-cost enrollment option for children who are 4 as of August 31 and meet eligibility guidelines:

    Family Size

    NC Pre-K Maximum Income

    2

    $35,700

    3

    $44,100

    4

    $52,500

    5

    $60,900

    Over-income applications may be considered for children with identified disabilities, developmental need, chronic health conditions, or limited English proficiency.

    Head Start

    No-cost enrollment option for children who are ages 3 or 4 by August 31 and meet eligibility requirements:

    Family Size

    Head Start Maximum Income

    2

    $16,460

    3

    $20,780

    4

    $25,100

    5

    $29,420

    Tuition

    Fee-based enrollment option for children who are not eligible for no-cost programs. Childcare subsidies are accepted at Asheville Primary School.

    Tuition Option

    School Options

    Monthly Fee

    School Day (8:00-2:30)

    Asheville Primary,  Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Jones

    $525.00

    Staff Day - ACS Staff Only (7:30-3:30)

    Asheville Primary,  Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Jones

    $500.00

    Preschool @ Primary Full Day (7:30-5:30)

    Asheville Primary

    $775.00

    Preschool @ Primary Summer 

    Asheville Primary

    $525 or $775

    Montessori Pre-K/K at Asheville Primary:

    Asheville Primary offers several Preschool Program classrooms and a limited number of Preschool slots in Montessori Pre-K/K classrooms.  These classrooms blend Kindergarteners and preschoolers, and are designed for families who wish to continue elementary Montessori enrollment at Asheville Primary School.  Enrollment options include Tuition as well as Scholarships for families who meet the NC Pre-K income guidelines.

    Enrollment Process


    Families who are interested in Preschool should complete the online 2019-2020 Enrollment Interest Form between now and the end of the open enrollment window, March 12.  Preschool capacity is limited and varies by location and enrollment option, as each classroom has designated spots for tuition and income-based programs.  Information received after the open enrollment window will be processed as received, based on capacity.

    Tuition assignments will take place in late March, using a lottery process by site. The online Interest Form is all that is needed to consider children for Tuition enrollment.

    No-cost enrollment through Head Start, NC Pre-K, and Montessori scholarships require program-specific applications - click on each program for application forms and information.  Preschool staff will contact families who have submitted online Interest Forms about next steps for Head Start, NC Pre-K, and scholarship applications.  These assignments are typically made in June, pending approved Head Start and NC Pre-K applications. 

    If you have questions about eligibility or next steps, contact:

    Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator, Polly Bolding

    polly.bolding@acsgmail.net, or 828-350-2926.