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Cherokee County Schools First Class Pre-K
On May 19, 2020 we received notification that Centre Elementary School will be adding another PreK classroom during the 2020-2021 school year. With the move of the Cherokee County CDC PreK classroom to Centre Elementary School over the summer of 2020, CES will now have a total of 3 PreK classrooms.

Current PreK classrooms in Cherokee County:

Cedar Bluff High PreK #1
- Natalie Eckenroad, Lead Teacher
- Coretta Hackett, Auxiliary Teacher

Centre Elementary PreK #1
- Missy Bullard, Lead Teacher
- Sheri Ray, Auxiliary Teacher

Cherokee County Child Development Center PreK #1 (moving to CES for 2020-2021)
- Candace Young, Lead Teacher
- April Peek, Auxiliary Teacher

Gaylesville High PreK #1
- Tonya Jacobs, Lead Teacher
- Maci Peek, Auxiliary Teacher

Sand Rock High PreK #1
- Kimberly Parker, Lead Teacher
- Kim Chandler, Auxiliary Teacher

Spring Garden High PreK #1
- Heather Gill, Lead Teacher
- Lori Koonce, Auxiliary Teacher

All Cherokee County First Class Pre-K classes are maintaining a wait list for the 2020-21 school year. When a student leaves a Cherokee County First Class Pre-K, the next student on the waiting list will be contacted. Students can be placed on more than one waiting list. Only Cherokee County residents are eligible to apply for Cherokee County Pre-K programs.

Pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year is currently in progress. The drawings for the 2020-2021 classes have been held, and any new pre-registrations will go directly to the waiting lists for each class.

As of March 31, 2020, Gaylesville's PreK has a few openings for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can access Cherokee County First Class Pre-K online application here:

Contact a Pre-K teacher at any school or the Federal Programs Office for answers to any questions.
21st Century After-School Programs
Congratulations to Cedar Bluff School! They received a 3 year renewal of the 21st Century grant. This will allow them to continue providing after-school programs for students. Please contact the school for more information!