APS Pre-K Lottery is Open

The Pre-K lottery application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on January 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.-February 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  Seats are filled randomly through an electronic lottery process.  The lottery drawing will be held on February 21, 2019.  Results from the drawing are emailed to applicants after a verification process is complete.  Pending official verification, the release of the lottery results could be delayed.  

Program Requirements

  • Child must turn four years old by September 1, 2019

  • Child must live within the Atlanta Public Schools' attendance zone 

  • All APS employees are eligible to apply 

  • If you are the parent of twins, triplets, etc., you are required to submit one application per child. Before the lottery drawing takes place, each application will be linked to ensure that they are placed at the same site

  • Applicants must have a valid email address to apply


Applicants can access our online lottery application by visiting www.apsprekapplication.com from January 3rd-February 8th. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the application. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your information and return later, but must submit by February 8th at 11:59 p.m.  Lottery applications will NOT be accepted after February 8th at 11:59 p.m. for any reason.  

Visit the APS Website to learn more.