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    First Class Pre-K programs are accepting online pre-registration applications for the 2023-2024 school year beginning January 15 - March 3.

    • Enrollment is open to all children four years of age on or before 9/1/23* who are residents of Alabama. (Children who are eligible for kindergarten are not eligible for pre-k.)
    • Enrollees must provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate. (It may be uploaded to the online pre-registration site or submitted directly to the local school/program.)
    • Enrollees must provide proof of residence – either a current utility bill or copy of a lease or mortgage. (It may be uploaded to the online pre-registration site or submitted directly to the local school/program.)
    • Public school system pre-k programs may have zoning requirements that determine eligibility for attending a program at a particular school. (Contact the school for attendance zone information.)
    • There is no registration fee for First Class Pre-K programs.
    • Upon enrollment, a child’s immunization record must be provided to the school or program.
    • No child will be denied participation on the basis of income, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.
    • Acceptance into a First Class Pre-K program is strictly through random drawing.  The Parent/Guardian does not have to be present at the drawing.  Email notices of acceptance status will be sent in mid-April.

    Random Drawing Details

    Date:  Friday, March 10th

    Time:  8:30 A.M.

    Location: Big Sandy Elementary

    PK Registration Link

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    One of About 200 Schools and Districts in the US and Canada to Receive This Honor

    Big Sandy was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

    PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to:

    1. Focus on learning.
    2. Build a collaborative culture.
    3. Create a results orientation.

    Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

    According to the Champions of PLC at Work®, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

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