2020-2021 Oconee Preschool Academy (OPA)
Georgia Pre-K Registration Information
Oconee Preschool Academy has 3 Georgia Pre-K classes. There are two classes at our Mars Hill Rd location and one class at Greensboro Hwy. Registration for currently enrolled OPA students takes place in January each year.
We welcome children of all abilities to our programs. OPA is excited to partner with the Oconee County School System to offer an Inclusive Pre-K Classroom at our Mars Hill location. With a reduced class size and support staff, children with a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are given priority registration based on available spots. Please contact Nikki Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New for the 2021-2022 school year is priority registration for siblings of OPA families (former and current) as well as OCSS employees. Registration will take place for these limited spots from 2/1/2021 – 2/5/2021. Please contact Nikki Wright at email@example.com for more information. *Once the limited spots are filled then you may participate in the public registration.
Registration for the public will take place on the following dates:
February 12 – OPA 2 (Greensboro Hwy)
February 15 – OPA 1 (Mars Hill Road)
Registration will begin at 8:00am and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that you will be required to wear a mask at all times outside of the building while waiting and inside the building while we receive information. Social distancing will also be required and enforced. Based on previous years, individuals do arrive before 8:00am to reserve a space in line.
Registration is not considered complete unless we have these documents on the day of registration:
Birth Certificate – this must be a copy of the birth certificate that we can keep. Due to copyright issues we may not make copies so please make sure you have a copy that can stay with us.
Proof of Georgia Residency – this must be a utility bill such as water or electric, lease agreement or mortgage statement. Cell phone, medical or other types of bills are not accepted.
Social Security Card – must provide a copy.
Please note the following important information:
OPA 2 will start with a wait list as all of their spots are currently filled by in house registration. Overflow of those spots are then filled at our Mars Hill Road location. For the 2021-2022 school year there is a chance that OPA 1 will also start with a wait list due to the increased enrollment in our Three & Four Year Old programs. We will not know the exact number of openings until early February once in house registration is completed.
Since registration takes place early in the year, there are usually changes to our roster that allow us to begin pulling from the wait list. As there are changes, we immediately notify individuals that are on the wait list. You will have 24 hours from the time we contact you to notify us of acceptance of the available space.
Annual Yearly Enrollment
Annual yearly enrollment for our child care classes takes place each April for the summer and upcoming school year. Ongoing enrollment throughout the year is based on availability.
Enrollment for our Georgia Pre-K programs begins each January with in-house registration for currently enrolled children. In February, each location designates a day for their first come, first serve enrollment process. Please check our Facebook page for specific registration dates and information. A copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of Georgia residency (lease or utility bill) is a requirement for Pre-K registration.
Oconee Preschool Academy offers tours throughout the day. While you don’t have to have an appointment, we want to make sure that we provide you with the best experience possible so scheduling is recommended.
Call us today to schedule your tour and let us share with you why OPA will be the best place for your family.