Young Fives Program and Kindergarten

  • Enrollment Eligibility for the 2022-23 School Year

    • Kindergarten - Eligible students must turn 5 by December 1, 2022, to enroll in Kindergarten. Exceptions to the December 1st deadline are not allowed. Students who turn 5 after December 1, 2022 are eligible for enrollment in regular Kindergarten the Fall of 2023.
    • Young Fives - Eligible students must turn 5 between May 1 and December 1, 2022, to be considered. Exceptions to the December 1st deadline are not allowed. Students who turn 5 after December 1, 2022 are eligible for enrollment in regular Kindergarten the Fall of 2023.

    Enrollment Eligibilty for the 2023-24 School Year (Application available January 9, 2023)

    • Kindergarten - Eligible students must turn 5 by December 1, 2023, to enroll in Kindergarten. Exceptions to the December 1st deadline are not allowed. Students who turn 5 after December 1, 2023 are eligible for enrollment in regular Kindergarten the Fall of 2024.
    • Young Fives - Eligible students must turn 5 between May 1 and December 1, 2023, to be considered. Exceptions to the December 1st deadline are not allowed. Students who turn 5 after December 1, 2023 are eligible for enrollment in regular Kindergarten the Fall of 2024.


    More information regarding the Kindergarten and Young Fives Programs can be found on the AAPS Early Childhood Programs page.

    For the Kindergarten Virtual Round-Up Schedule and Links click here.


    2023-2024 School Year Application links:

    The links below are to start Fall of 2023. If you need information to start during this current school year please go to a2schools.org/enrollment.

    To apply for your Young 5's zoned school click here.

    To apply for in-district transfer for Young 5's click here.

    To apply for your Kindergarten zoned school click here.

    Kindergarten in-district transfer will open February 27, 2023. Link will be provided on opening day. 


    Kindergarten and Young Fives Enrollment Information

    Whether you are planning to attend your designated neighborhood school or wish to apply to attend another AAPS elementary school, all newly enrolled Kindergarten and Young Fives students must complete an enrollment application. General enrollment information follows.

    We encourage all families to apply at the earliest opportunity.

    Pre-enrollment to enroll in your neighborhood/attendance area school will open on Monday, January 9, 2023.  To apply go to a2schools.org/enroll or click the link above under application links.

    AAPS residents (residing within the Ann Arbor Public Schools district boundaries), requesting a Space Available In-District Transfer for a Young Fives student or Kindergartener, may apply during the following window openings: 

    • 1/9/2023 - 2/13/2023 for Young Fives 
    • 2/27/2023 - 3/31/2023 for Young Fives and Kindergarten

    For more information go to a2schools.org/enrollment and click on In-District Transfer.

    Schools of Choice (for families who reside outside of the Ann Arbor Public Schools district boundaries) will occur in late Spring 2023.  For more information go to a2schools.org/enrollment and click on Schools of Choice.

    Young Fives / Early Kindergarten Program - Determined by Space Available for all students

    • The Ann Arbor Public Schools Young 5’s program is an optional opportunity for those students who meet the age criteria for entrance. The Young 5’s program is a district-wide program and enrollment is limited to space availability. As such, enrollment is not guaranteed at neighborhood schools. If you're interested in our Young 5's program for your student, we highly encourage families to enroll now.
    • Full-day Young Fives is offered at all elementary and K-8 buildings with the exceptions of Ann Arbor Open and Pattengill Elementary.
    • Interested families must complete an online pre-enrollment application at a2schools.org/enrollment.  Note: Interest forms collected at the schools are not applications for enrollment.
    • In each application window, as applicable, priority is given to 1) Students who live in the school’s attendance area, 2) Siblings of currently enrolled transfer student(s) who will attend the same school in the enrolling year, 3) Resident In-District Transfers, and 4) New Schools of Choice students. Random draws will determine placement as needed.

    Kindergarten - Regular

    • Families must complete an online pre-enrollment application at a2schools.org/enrollment.  Note: Interest forms collected at the schools are not applications for enrollment.
    • In-District Transfer regular Kindergarten students applying to attend the same school as a sibling, have placement priority provided that the currently enrolled sibling will attend the same school in the enrolling year.
    • In each application window, as applicable, priority is given to 1) Students who live in the school’s attendance area, 2) Resident In-District Transfers, and 3) New Schools of Choice students. Random draws will determine placement as needed.

    Questions

    • If you have any questions about the Young Fives or regular Kindergarten program please call any of the school locations or contact the office of Elementary Education at goodmanr@a2schools.org or call 734-994-2252.
    • For questions regarding the online enrollment process, please contact the Student Accounting and Research Services office at enroll@a2schools.org (best) or leave a voice message at 734-994-2249.