Colonial Heights Public Schools is pleased to offer a Pre-Kindergarten program for four year old children. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children who may experience factors that place them at risk for poor school performance. Selection of students will be based on student & family needs according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors that may impact their learning. Factors considered include but are not limited to:

  • Income level of the parent/legal guardian
  • Education level of the parents
  • Child characteristics
  • Family stress
  • English as a second language
One class each will be housed the following elementary schools: 
  • Lakeview Elementary School, 401 Taswell Avenue,
  • North Elementary School, 3201 Dale Avenue
Two classes will be held at the following Tussing Elementary School, 5501 Conduit Road.
The four classes will operate on the same calendar and school schedule as the elementary schools. Each class will be limited to 18 students. Children will be placed in their home elementary school as program space allows.


This is not a first-come, first-served program. To be eligible for the program, children must be legal residents of Colonial Heights and be four years of age by September 30, 2020. Applications must be filled out completely. Proof of residency and financial information must be attached in order for the applicant to be considered for the program. Families will be required to attend meetings and field trips with their child in this program.


There are three ways to access the 2020-2021 Pre-K Applications:

  1. Use the link below to download the application.
  2. Pick up an application at North Elementary School between the hours of 9:00AM and 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 30, 2020.
  3. Pick up an application during the meal deliveries. 


Completed packets may be returned to North Elementary School on Mondays or Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM or may be mailed to Colonial Heights Public Schools,

Attention:  Doris Swearingen
512 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834.

Questions regarding the Colonial Heights Public Schools PreK program or the application process may be emailed to Candy Llewellyn (

The deadline for returning applications to July 22, 2020.