Application Process

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Your child must be age 4 by September 30th, 2021.

For online applications click here:  PreK Online Application.  You will be directed to the Smart2 Start website. When filling out the application, you will see a section called location preferences. Please select Franklin County Public Schools VPI Preschool for 2021-2022 school year.

Any applications received by May 1st, 2021 should be notified  of acceptance by June 1 ,2021.

These dates may be modified due to COVID 19.
Franklin County Public Schools VPI program does conduct a screening with you and your child prior to acceptance.
Due to COVID 19, these screenings are currently postponed. More information will be sent to individual families
after your application is received. 

Enrollment is limited and applicants are subject to program eligibility criteria.
Please see the "Criteria for Eligibility" for details.
Filling out Application

The following documents are required when applying to PreK:
An original birth certificate is required for school entrance. A copy of a birth certificate cannot be accepted.
If you do not have your child's birth certificate, you can apply for one from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Vital Records, follow this link:
Parents can also obtain a certified copy of a Virginia birth certificate at the DMV office located at 305 Tanyard Rd. in Rocky Mount.
The phone number is (866) 368-5463.
These are available for purchase and certain identification is required. More information is available at this link:
Two proofs of residency are required for school entrance.
Our Verification of Residency form can be downloaded using this link:

At the screening appointment, you will be asked to provide proof of income for all members of the household.
W-2 form, Income Tax Form 1040, or recent paystub are acceptable proofs.
This form is only valid for one year from the date of the physical.
Before your child can begin school, a physical must have been completed within the last year.
Up-to-date immunizations for children who are 4 years old must also be on file.
If you do not have a current physician, Tri-Area Community Health Center, a non profit organization located at Ferrum College is accepting new patients.
They also have a program for individuals that are uninsured. Please contact them at 540-365-4469 for additional information.
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