The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation in the summer of 2007 that changes the birth date requirement for kindergarten enrollment eligibility. Beginning in the fall of 2009, a child must be five years old on or before August 31st in order to be eligible to enroll in public school kindergarten.
For more information, click to go directly to: GS 115C-364.
We want to welcome you and your child to Kindergarten 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. We have also included lists of books that you can read to your child to help with the transition process. This includes books about how to interact with different people as well as what to expect in school. Our Registration Brochure 2016-17 BW will answer some of the questions you may have. It is also available in Spanish (Inscripciones del Kinder).
We hope you find this information helpful. Welcome to Henderson County Public Schools!
Dates to Remember:
|Flex Schools First Day||Monday, July 11, 2016|
|Traditional Schools First Day||Monday, August 29, 2016|
*If you do not know which school district you live in, call our Director of Transportation at (828) 697-4739 or see “Registration Location” below for help.
You can register your child anytime during regular school hours. (Contact the school in your district for their summer hours.)
Register your child at the 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. Visit each school’s website for a map and directions to the school. Click for a list of schools.
Click here to view the Henderson County GIS Map Web Page: Henderson County GIS Web Page
Get an Early Start on Kindergarten Registration:
Below are forms that you will need to complete when registering your child for Kindergarten. These documents can be filled in on your computer and printed. Bring these completed forms with you to your school’s Kindergarten Registration.
Prepare for Kindergarten:
The American Library Association/Association for Library Service to Children has released a bibliography, “Great Early Elementary Reads.” It features recommended book titles for children who are just learning to read or beginning to read on their own. The book is free to download, copy, and distribute. For more information, visit: ALA/ALSC.
Calendars, Forms, and General Information:
Click here for Calendars
NC Department of Public Instruction Kindergarten Quick Reference Guide for the NC Standard Course of Study
Transfer or Reassignment Forms and 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 from the HCPS Website. Applications for reassignment should be returned to the school requested during the month of April.
Information You Need to Register Your Child for Kindergarten:
Information for Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG), English Language Learners (ELL)/Migrant, and Exceptional Children (EC) Students
Early Admission to Kindergarten Information:
Because of the new admission date for Kindergarten, you may be considering Early Admission for your child. The documents below detail the state and local policies for early admission. If you still wish to pursue early admission, your next step is to contact the principal of the school in your district.
Health and Immunization Information:
*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.