4K Applications

  • Applications for the 2024-25 4K 

    We are so excited to welcome your child to Aiken County Public Schools. We look forward to making the application process and you and your child’s transition to our public schools as simple as possible!

    The 4K program has a limited number of spots per elementary school, but applications are accepted throughout the year in the event that a spot becomes available.

    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.

    The school zone locator within the application portal will automatically default to the zoned 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 the required documents:

    • Your child’s official birth certificate
    • Proof of Income (W2, current pay stubs, tax returns- for all working members of the household)
    • SC Certificate of Immunizations
    • Proof of Residency Documents (2)
    • Medicaid ID (if applicable)

    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

    The health and 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 ride the bus and get 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 2024-25 school year?

    If you are registering for the CURRENT school year, (2023-24), please use the links below: 


    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?

    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.

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

    Please contact your zoned school if you should have any questions or need support in registering your child.