AK and Kindergarten
If your child will be 5 year old by September 15, 2023, they are eligible to enroll in AK or Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. Please follow instructions for New Student Enrollment or contact the District Registrar at 319-848-5200.
ALTERNATIVE KINDERGARTEN (AK)
The College Community School District also offers a program for student whose parents feel they are not ready for full-day kindergarten and wish to retain them for a year before entering kindergarten. AK students must be 5 years old by September 15, 2023. Due to a limited number of openings, not all requests will be granted. AK is divided into two half-day sections, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. AK is located at Prairie Hill Elementary. An AK placement at Prairie Hill does not determine the building placement for kindergarten. To accommodate family needs, wrap-around care is available for a fee from 6:30am-6:30pm, Monday through Friday. For more information please contact the ECC at (319)848-5296.
Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child, we want the enrollment process to go as smoothly as possible for your family. To enroll for the 2023-2024 school year a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 15, 2023. For further instructions about the registration process, please see the link for new student registration. The ECC offers before and after care options for our families with children in kindergarten- 6th grade at all elementary buildings and Creek. For more information please contact the ECC at (319)848-5296.
The district office determines building placements. Due to a variety of factors, a student’s building placement for kindergarten is not determined by the student’s preschool placement. The key factors that are considered when assigning students to one of our five excellent elementary schools are class size and the demographic composition of the student body. The district’s goal is to ensure all five elementary schools have similar student populations. College Community’s central campus allows us to balance both the students demographics and resources to the benefit of all children and building assignments are critical steps to this balancing effort.
Per Board Policy 501.6 all students must live in the district and provide proof of residency to register.