Eligible applicants include residents of Saraland and children of employees of Saraland City Schools. Applications and required documents should be submitted to the following:
Saraland Board of Education 4010 Lil’ Spartan Drive Saraland, AL 36571
Attention: Amy Pippins/Special Services Director
Applications can be mailed or submitted in person. All documents must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Admission to the Saraland City School System Pre-K Program for typically developing students who are four years old on or before September 1, 2021, is determined through a random lottery process. A team is designated by the principal and special services director to randomly select names from a pool of applicants who meet requirements. Eligible applicants for this program must be residents of Saraland or children of Saraland City Schools employees. Typically developing students serving as role models for students with special needs should demonstrate appropriate social, emotional, and communication skills. A typically developing student is considered to be a student who is not eligible for special education services, including speech and language therapy.
Pre-K Program Demographics
The Saraland City School System Pre-K Program will consist of preschool students with a target of 50% children who are typically developing and 50% children with special needs.
Tuition is $200 per month. A nonrefundable deposit of $200 is required upon acceptance to the program. If a child remains enrolled in the Pre-K program for the duration of the school year, the deposit will be applied to the final month of tuition. Should a child be withdrawn from the program before the end of the school year, the $200 deposit is not refunded. The deposit is due prior to June 1, 2021. Specific details will be provided once the drawing has occurred.
The Saraland City School System Pre-K Program will follow the school calendar established for the system. The school day for pre-k students does not begin before 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 2:30 p.m.
Parents/guardians of typically developing students participating in the Saraland City School System Pre-K Program are responsible for arranging transportation for them to and from school.
Before/After School Care
Parents/guardians of typically developing students participating in the Saraland City School System Pre-K Program are responsible for arranging before and/or after school care. Saraland City Schools is unable to provide this care under any circumstances.
All curricula/methods used in Saraland City PreSchools Pre-K Program will be research-based and designed to help students work toward mastering the Alabama Developmental Standards for Preschool.