• 2022-2023 Open Enrollment for In District Students: February 7 - March 14, 2022.

    Please complete our online interest form:2022-2023 ACS Pre-K Interest Form

    Formulario De Interés En El Programa De Preescolar De Asheville City Schools: 2022-2023

    For more information contact Polly Bolding: polly.bolding@acsgmail.net,  828.545.1646 

    Enrollment Options

    Children must be 3 or 4 as of August 31, and live in the Asheville City Schools district.  Due to limited space, out of district enrollment will only be considered for ACS employees and children with siblings in ACS.  Preschool hours are 8:00-2:30 Monday-Friday, and classrooms follow the ACS calendar.

    Preschool Classrooms:

    Our Preschool classrooms blend the following enrollment options:

    NC Pre-K

    No-cost enrollment option for children who are 4 as of August 31 and meet eligibility guidelines:

    Family Size

    NC Pre-K Maximum Income









    Over-income applications may be considered for children with identified disabilities, developmental need, chronic health conditions, or limited English proficiency.

    Head Start

    No-cost enrollment option for children who are ages 3 or 4 by August 31 and meet eligibility requirements:

    Family Size

    Head Start Maximum Income










    Fee-based enrollment option for children who are not eligible for no-cost programs. Childcare subsidies are also accepted at all sites. *Sites, hours, and tuition rates are currently under review for 2022-2023.

    2021-2022 Tuition Option

    2021-2022 School Options

    2021-2022 Monthly Fee

    School Day (8:00-2:30)

    Asheville Primary (Preschool and Montessori), Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Herring, and Jones 


    Staff Day - ACS Staff Only (7:30-3:30)*

    *4:30 staff rates also available at all sites

    Asheville Primary (Preschool), Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Herring, and Jones 


    Full Day (7:30-4:30)

    Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Herring, and Jones 


    Full Day (7:30-5:30)

    Asheville Primary (Preschool)


    Summer Program

    Locations to be determined

    $525 or $700-$775 depending on hours


    Enrollment Process

    Families who are interested in Preschool enrollment for 2022-2023 should complete the online Enrollment Interest Form during the open enrollment window, February 7-March 14.  Preschool capacity is limited and varies by location and enrollment option, as each classroom has designated spots for tuition and income-based programs.  Information received after the open enrollment window will be processed as received, based on capacity.

    Tuition assignments typically take place in late March, using a lottery process by site. The online Interest Form is all that is needed to consider children for Tuition enrollment.

    No-cost enrollment through Head Start and NC Pre-K require program-specific applications - click on each program for application forms and information.  Preschool staff will contact families who have submitted online Interest Forms about next steps for Head Start, NC Pre-K, and scholarship opportunities.  These assignments are typically made in June, pending approved Head Start and NC Pre-K applications. 

    If you have questions about eligibility or next steps, contact:

    Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator, Polly Bolding

    polly.bolding@acsgmail.net, 828.545.1646.