4K Application Process

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4K Applications

  • The 4K application process for first-time students is now open. We are so excited to welcome your child to Aiken County Public Schools and we look forward to making the registration and application process and you and your child’s transition to our public schools as simple as possible!

    The 4K application is completed online. Parents/guardians will need an active email address in order to apply for the 4K program. Various companies provide email accounts at no cost.

    Our school zone locator will automatically default to the school your child will attend based on the home address entered.

    What You Will Need to Register Your Student

    Prior to beginning the registration and application process, you will need to collect a few documents, including:

    Your child’s birth Certificate
    Immunization Record
    Proof of Residency Documents (2)
    You may choose to scan the document (.doc or .pdf) or upload an image (photograph in .jpg or .png format) of the required documents. Please note that a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and Immunization record must also be submitted in person to your child’s school prior to the first day.

    You will be asked to upload two proof of residency documents. Acceptable documents include the following:

    Mortgage contract or statement
    SC Driver's License or ID Card
    Property Tax bill or Receipt
    Utility Bill (electric, water or gas)
    Cable/satellite, Internet or telephone bill
    Homeowners/renters Insurance policy
    Notarized Letter from Landlord
    You will also be asked to enter the name of your child’s pediatrician and dentist, along with their telephone numbers and addresses. Family members and friends to call on in an emergency will also be requested. You may enter up to five emergency contacts.

    Emergency Contacts/Bus Escorts

    While in our District learning is certainly important, the safety of your children is our highest priority. Any student riding the bus in grades PK-Grade 2 must be met by an adult after school at the bus stop. Students grade 2 and lower will not be left at a bus stop alone. An exception to this rule can be made if a younger student will be riding a bus and getting off at the bus stop with an older sibling (grade 3 or higher). You will be asked to identify up to five individuals who may meet your child at the bus. You will need to list their names and a contact telephone number for each.

    Ready to complete a Pre-Kindergarten Application for the upcoming school year?

    Link to register a new student FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR (2023-24) IN ENGLISH.

    Link to register a new student FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR (2023-24) IN SPANISH.


    Why do families need an e-mail address to create their account?

    E-mail will be the method for all major communications between Aiken County PowerSchool Registration and your family.  These communications include the new account creation e-mail and the submission confirmation e-mail.

    Why do families need to create an Aiken County PowerSchool Registration account?

    Having families store their child’s and family’s information within a secure account ensures the security of that information. In addition, as your child progresses to subsequent grades in our District, you’ll create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account that will allow you to view transportation information, attendance and other pertinent information about your child’s education.

    When I click on the registration link, what information appears?

    You will be presented with the following screen. For new student registration, you will click on “Create Account” to begin the registration process.

    What if I forget my password?

    Retrieving a password can either be done online or by contacting the PowerSchool Registration Support Team directly.

    1.       To retrieve a password online, the family can select the “Forgot Password” link on the Account Sign In screen.  From there, you will enter the account’s associated e-mail address and be able to either recover a temporary password sent to your e-mail address, or you may choose to answer the security questions online and immediately enter a new password.

    2.       The PowerSchool Registration Support Team will be able to send a temporary password to the account’s e-mail address, or, after answering the security questions, will be able to change the password on the account. 

    Whom should I contact if I need help in setting up the registration account?

    Please contact the PowerSchool Registration Support Team at 866-434-6276 for questions regarding account set-up or your child’s school for any school-related questions.