Kindergarten Registration

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We want to welcome you and your child to Henderson County Public Schools and hope the following information provides a smooth transition into Kindergarten and the educational experience. Please note the important dates and the information in regard to registration and immunization. If you require assistance obtaining your child’s birth certificate, click here.

Our Registration Brochure (English/Spanish) will answer some of the initial questions you may have and a Parent Checklist (English/Spanish) will help keep you organized during the process. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for important information about school assignments, school entry age, and required documentation.

Registration Locations:

Register your child at the elementary school in your district of residence. If you do not know which school district you live in, call our Transportation Department at (828) 697-4739 for help. In addition to the Kindergarten Registration dates in April, you can register your child anytime during regular school hours. (Contact the school in your district for their summer hours). You can also check out the Henderson County GIS Web Page.

HCPS Elementary Schools
Atkinson Elementary 2510 Old Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739 (828) 697-4755
Bruce Drysdale Elementary* 71 Bearcat Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 697-5568
Clear Creek Elementary 737 N Clear Creek Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 697-4760
Dana Elementary 90 Ridge Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 685-7743
Edneyville Elementary 2875 Pace Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 685-7600
Etowah Elementary 320 Etowah School Road, Etowah, NC 28729 (828) 891-6560
Fletcher Elementary 500 Howard Gap Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732 (828) 684-0580
Glenn C. Marlow Elementary 985 Butler Bridge Rd, Mills River, NC 28759 (828) 654-3225
Hendersonville Elementary* 1039 Randall Cir, Hendersonville, NC 28791 (828) 697-4752
Hillandale Elementary 40 Preston Ln, East Flat Rock, NC 28726 (828) 697-4782
Mills River Elementary  94 School House Rd, Mills River, NC 28759  (828) 891-6563
Sugarloaf Elementary  2270 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792  (828) 697-4600
Upward Elementary 45 Education Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731  (828) 697-4764
* operates on Flex Calendar schedule

Transfer or Reassignment Information:
All students should be registered at their home school district even if a parent/guardian wishes to make a request for transfer/reassignment to another school or to attend Hendersonville Elementary (Flex Schedule school). You can get a reassignment application at any school or below, under “Additional Forms.” Applications for reassignment should be returned to the school requested during the month of April. Be sure to check out the Board of Public Education’s Policy 410 on Reassignment.

Forms for Kindergarten Registration:

“Required” forms will need to be completed and brought to your school’s Kindergarten Registration when registering your child. These documents can be filled in on your computer and printed. “Additional” forms are for Reassignment or Early Admission requests and are optional.

Required Forms

Additional Forms

Home Language Survey Form (English) (Spanish) Reassignment Request Forms
Military Connected Form (English) (Spanish) Early Admission Request Form*
Student Information Form (English) (Spanish)
NCDPI Health Assessment Form

*Early Admission Information:
Because of the new admission date for Kindergarten, you may be considering Early Admission for your child. This Early Admission Flow Chart details the order of steps required for the Early Admission process. Be sure to review North Carolina’s Early Admission to Kindergarten Policy, as well as our local HCPS Standards for Early Admission and our School Board’s Policy #407 Early Admission to Kindergarten. If you wish to pursue Early Admission, fill out the Early Admission Request Form under “Additional Forms” and contact the principal of the school in your district.

Flex Schools First Day TBD
Traditional Schools First Day TBD

Check out our Kindergarten Prep page for helpful links on Kindergarten in North Carolina, school system expectations, and at-home tips!


*HCPS does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances shall HCPS be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall HCPS be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. Responsibility for content within school Web sites rests with the principal of that school.