District / Charter Kindergarten Registration

Information below provided for the 2019-2020 school year

District schools are highlighted in green , Charter schools are highlighted in purple

Find additional district and charter contact information at Get Ready for Kindergarten school list (English)/Prepárate para la lista de kindergarten (Español).

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What does the registration process look like? Significant Registration Dates Who do I contact for help? Quick links to registration forms Supports for non-English speaking families during registration

Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School [Top ]

  1. Apply via the School Choice Application
  2. On February 29th, families receive the invitation to attend
  3. Families have until March 20th to accept the invitation to attend
  4. Once accepted, families complete the registration packet in-person at the school and submit documentation: birth certificate, proof of address, parent/guardian photo ID, physical and immunization records.
Registration open November 4, 2019 until January 8, 2020. 302-351-8200 (Ext 125)

4403 Lancaster Pike #26

Wilmington, DE

19805

Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School Student Registration Form Link

Academia Antonia Alonso School Choice Application Link

As an English and Spanish dual-language school, all forms and communication to families are available in both languages.

Academy of Dover Charter School [Top ]

  1. Pre-register at feeder school
  2. Apply via lottery before January 8, 2020 (11:59pm)
  3. Notification of Invitation Status (February 29, 2020)
  4. Families notify school of acceptance decision (March 20, 2020).
This registration process begins November 4, 2019 at 8am. 302-674-0684

104 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE 19904

Academy of Dover Charter School School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) program for students to receive services from an ESL teacher every week.

Appoquinimink School District [Top ]

  1.    Complete the online registration form which is turned into the feeder school or families can attend one of the registration kick-off events: November 25th and 26th 9am-noon and 4-7pm and December 3rd from 4:30-7pm at Alfred G. Waters Middle School
  2. Submission of documents (e.g. medical paperwork).
Registration kick-off November 25, 2019. 302-376-4128

118 South Street, Odessa, DE 19730

Appoquinimink School District Registration Website Link Interpreters for activities and events to support families. English as a Second Language (ESL) program available at all schools.

Brandywine School District [Top ]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Collect your documents (proof of residency and child’s birth certificate)
  3. Complete your registration forms
  4. Gather your health forms (physical forms and proof of immunization)
  5. Register in-person at your new school
Registration begins January 22, 2018 until the first day of school in August. 302-793-5000

1311 Brandywine Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19809

Brandywine School District Student Registration Requirements, Guidelines and Procedures Link Interpretation is available for non-English speaking families. Para ayuda en espanol 302-793-5014.

Caesar Rodney School District [Top ]

The registration appointment typically takes about 30-60 minutes. During the appointment, the school will make copies of all the documents families bring for registration. While families complete paperwork, all students will be screened using a kindergarten readiness assessment. March 23, 2020 302-335-5039

11 E. Walnut St, Magnolia, DE 19962

George Welch Elementary School Registration Website Link

J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center Registration Website Link

Inquire directly.

Campus Community Charter School [Top ]

  1. Lottery held
  2. Based on lottery results, invitation for students to register. (As more positions become available, more students are invited to register)
  3. Students are given 5 working days to return enrollment paperwork.
Lottery held in January and registration starts in February. 302-736-0403

350 Pear Street, Dover, DE 19904

Campus Community Charter School Admissions Policy and Lottery/Enrollment Procedures Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing done on a case by case basis. A Spanish-speaking teacher serves as a translator.

Cape Henlopen School District [Top ]

Families can call the school directly to set up an appointment. Families can choose from one of three dates to set-up an enrollment appointment. Registration appointments in early February through March; afterwards, ongoing walk-ins. 302-645-6686

1270 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958

Cape Henlopen School District Kindergarten Registration Guidance Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. Spanish-speaking staff are available to translate for families.

Capital School District [Top ]

Families go to the feeder school and are given a registration packet to complete. Registration begins November 1, 2019 and ongoing from that date. District registration and screening events start in mid-March. 302-672-1500

198 Commerce Way, Dover, DE 19904

Capital School District Registration Website Link Bilingual staff to help non-English speaking families with kindergarten registration. Capital (South Dover Elementary) also offers free language classes to families whose first language Is not English.

Charter School of New Castle [Top ]

Two options are available:

Option 1: Visit school website and click on Application for New Students

Option 2: Visit school directly and schedule tour.

Registration ongoing. Contact the Enrollment/Office Manager

170 Lukens Drive New Castle, DE 19720

Charter School of New Castle School Choice Application Link Inquire directly.

Christina School District [Top ]

Families register at the schools directly. Registration begins November 2019. 302-552-2618

600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Christina School District Registration Website Link Inquire directly.

Colonial School District [Top ]

Families go to the school of interest and meet with the school secretary. Families can also register at the Kindergarten Carnival in the fall before the start of kindergarten. Students enrolled in CEEP (Colonial’s preschool program) are automatically enrolled in Colonial’s kindergarten. Registration begins November 2019 302-323-2700

318 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720

Colonial School District Feeder Patterns Website Link

Colonial School District Enrollment and Registration Website Link

Inquire directly.

East Side Charter School [Top ]

  1. Pre-register at feeder school
  2. Apply via lottery before January 8, 2020 (11:59pm)
  3. Notification of Invitation Status (February 29, 2020)
  4. Families notify school of acceptance decision (March 20, 2020)
Registration begins November 4, 2019 at 8am. 302-762-5834

3000 Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE 19802

East Side Charter School Choice Application Link Translated forms for families are available.

Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School [Top ]

  1. Families complete application
  2. School reviews application
  3. Families sign enrollment forms
N/A 302-778-1101

2200 North Locust Street, Wilmington, DE 19802

Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School Registration Application Link In house English as a Second Language (ESL) program available.

First State Montessori Academy [Top ]

  1. Apply via lottery. If requested, paper applications are available.
  2. If offered a spot, families fill out a registration form and the intent to enroll form to secure a spot. If there are more students than spots a lottery is conducted and a waitlist is created.
Registration is in February 2020 until all available slots are filled. 302-576-1500

1000 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

First State Montessori Academy School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available.

Indian River School District [Top ]

Families complete registration paperwork and contact their child’s home school to complete the process. For more information on forms and process, please visit https://www.irsd.net/parents___students/registration This registration process begins November 5, 2018 at 8am. 302-436-1000

31 Hosier Street, Selbyville, DE 19975

Registration Forms (English)

Registration Forms (Spanish)

Bilingual staff to help non-English speaking families with kindergarten registration

Kuumba Academy Charter School [Top ]

  1. Apply via lottery before January 8, 2020 (11:59pm)
  2. Notification of Invitation Status (February 29, 2020)
  3. Families notify school of acceptance decision (March 20, 2020).
This registration process begins November 4, 2019 at 8am. 302-660-4750

1200 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Kuumba Academy Charter School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Lake Forest School District [Top ]

Attend kindergarten registration event (approximately 30 minutes) with correct documentation. Registration events are held in April 2020. 302-284-3020

5423 Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE 19943

Lake Forest School District Registration Flyer Link Inquire directly.

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy [Top ]

  1. Pre-register at feeder school
  2. Apply via lottery before January 8, 2020 (11:59pm)
  3. Notification of Invitation Status (February 29, 2020)
  4. Families notify school of acceptance decision (March 20, 2020)
  5. If the applicants exceed the number of spots then a lottery is held
Registration begins November 4, 2019 at 8am 302-292-1463

326 Ruthar Drive, Newark, DE 19711

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Laurel School District [Top ]

Kindergarten registration is organized for families to visit multiple stations. Each family will travel from station to station meeting with the counselor, nurse, secretary, and the transportation department. Several kindergarten teachers attend to meet and greet incoming families. Each student is assigned an appointment time to attend a screening in the month of May. During the screening students are assessed using the Speed DIAL-4. They also receive a vision screening. Registration is March 26, 2020 (4:30pm-7:30pm) at North Laurel Early Learning Academy. Families may stop by to pick up an enrollment packet prior to these dates to begin completing the required documents. 302-875-6130

600 Wilson Street, Laurel, DE 19956

The enrollment packet including a checklist of required documents is located on The Laurel School District website under the heading “Parents & Students” Registration. Laurel School District Registration Website Link Translators are in attendance during both evening registration sessions to assist non-English speaking families throughout the registration process.

Milford School District [Top ]

  1. Call 422-1650 to schedule a date and time
  2. Attend appointment with child and bring required documents. The student will be screened at this time.
Select appointment dates starting in March through mid-June. Morris Early Childhood Center 302-422-1650

8609 Third Street, Lincoln, DE 19960

Milford School District Registration Website Link Translation supports are provided for families registering. In house Spanish Immersion Program available through lottery selection process.

MOT Charter School [Top ]

Families register with their Resident School District prior to submitting a choice application . Registration dates vary – dependent on applicant Resident School District. Families are asked to contact their Resident School District for specific dates and requirements MOT Charter School Choice Application Link Inquire directly.

Newark Charter School [Top ]

  1. Pre-register at assigned feeder school
  2. Apply via lottery before January 8, 2020 (11:59pm)
  3. Families who are conditionally accepted through the lottery formally register anytime between February 29, 2020 to March 20, 2020.
Open enrollment begins November 4, 2019 at 8:00am and ends Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:59pm. 302-369-2001

2001 Patriot Way, Newark, DE 19711

Newark Charter School Choice Application Link Staff members/family volunteers serve as translators for Spanish-speaking families.

Odyssey Charter School [Top ]

  1. Pre-register at assigned feeder school. Search here to find feeder school.
  2. Attend open house (optional) 10/26/2019 1:00pm – 3:00pm or 12/3/2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
  3. Apply via SchoolChoiceDE.org during open enrollment with a selected preference for Odyssey Charter School
  4. Students meeting Odyssey Charter School requirements (live in State of Delaware, pre­registered in feeder school, and are 5 years old by August 31, 2020) have their applications included in the February 2020 lottery.
  5. Notification via email of Invitation Status on or before February 29, 2020 based on lottery rankings.
  6. Invited applicants have until March 20, 2020 to complete all steps required to accept the invitation. (Required steps communicated via invitation email.)
Open enrollment begins November 4, 2019 at 8:00am and ends Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:59pm. 302-516-8000 x505

4319 Lancaster Pike #20, Wilmington, DE 19805

Odyssey Charter School Admissions Website Link

Odyssey Charter School Choice Application Link

Assistance for Spanish speaking families available with appointment

English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Providence Creek Academy Charter School [Top ]

  1. Pre-register at feeder school
  2. Apply via lottery before January 8, 2020 (11:59pm)
  3. Notification of Invitation Status (February 29, 2020) based on lottery rankings.
This registration process begins November 4, 2019 at 8am. 302-653-6276 273

West Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE 19938

Providence Creek Academy School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. Supports vary according to identified needs.

Red Clay Consolidated School District [Top ]

Families complete registration paperwork at the school where they intend to register their student. District-Wide Kindergarten Registration Event is April 30, 2020(4:15pm -6:15pm). Registration events will be held at each elementary school. 302-552-3700

1502 Spruce Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805

Red Clay Consolidated School District Registration Form Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Seaford School District [Top ]

  1. Families are invited to call the school directly for an appointment (native language interpretation provided).
  2. During the appointment, registration forms are distributed and processed, entrance screening is conducted, and an orientation of the school is provided.
Registration is in spring 2020. 302-629-4587

390 North Market Street, Seaford, DE 19973

Seaford School District Registration Information All registration forms and communication with families are provided in a language families can understand.

Testing for English learner services is provided.

Native language interpreters are provided for students and their families to assist throughout the kindergarten registration process.

Smyrna School District [Top ]

Families begin the process by filling out paperwork. The paperwork can also be dropped off to the student’s home school at a later date. The process begins on “I Love Smyrna School Day,” the last Saturday in February 2020. 302-653-8585

82 Monrovia Avenue,

Smyrna, DE

19977

Smyrna School District Student Registration Form Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. English as a Second Language (ESL) staff support students. Spanish-speaking students are included in immersion classes.

Woodbridge School District [Top ]

Families come in and meet with the secretary for the registration process. During the same appointment, families review medical information with the nurse and students are developmentally screened by teachers. Registration appointments are:

March 27, 30, and 31, April 7 and 8 (4:30pm-7:30pm)

April 28 and May 15 (1pm-3:30pm)

302-349-4539

400 Governors Avenue, Greenwood, DE 19950

Woodbridge School District Registration Flyer Link English as a Second Language (ESL) translators are available each night of registration to assist families.