Jefferson County Public Schools Louisville, Kentucky
Jefferson County Schools Louisville, Ky


For all incoming kindergarten students or elementary students who have moved.

Elementary students can also apply for magnet schools or programs here.

School Finder Apply for Elementary

Apply for MIDDLE or HIGH

If your child is already enrolled in the 5th or 8th grade at a JCPS school, they will automatically be enrolled in the middle or high school that serves your address. No application is necessary.

If your child is a 5th or 8th grade student and lives in the Choice Zone, an application will be required to select either the close-to-home or far-away option that serves your address. To learn more about the Choice Zone visit here.

All students who want to apply for magnets or AOLs will need to complete an application. To find out what schools serve your address and your zone school, click here to use our School Finder tool.

School Finder Apply for Middle or High


JCPS offers an Early Childhood program for children who will be 4 years old on or before August 1st and qualify based on household income and/or special needs, and children who turn 3 years old on or before August 1st and have an Individual Educational Program (IEP).

This comprehensive preschool program is designed to prepare children in five areas -- General Knowledge and Mathematics, Language and Literacy, Health and Physical Development, Social Emotional Development and Self-Help.

The program is offered full day, five days a week and is free to all eligible families. Transportation is available. A universal and developmentally appropriate curriculum emphasizes meaningful early childhood activities to develop the whole child. Ongoing student assessments are used to measure skill development and mastery.

The Early Childhood curriculum supports the district’s vision for students to be ready to thrive and succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. Parents are regarded as educational partners, and home visits and parent conferences are an important part of the Early Childhood program.

Submit Documents for Early Childhood Application


The student transfer application may take 15-20 days to process. Approval is not guaranteed. Transportation may not be provided. The student transfer application window for the 2022-2023 school year is Monday, May 2, 2022 through Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Student Transfer Criteria

  • Elementary School Students: No additional criteria
  • Middle School Students: Must be passing all core classes and have no suspensions during the current or previous school year
  • High School Students: Must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, an attendance rate of at least 90 percent, and no suspensions during the current or previous school year
Apply for Student Transfer

Optional and Magnet Lottery WAIT LIST

Magnet programs that use a lottery selection process have a limited number of seats. The lottery wait list is used when there are more applicants than seats available. Click below for information on where your child is on the magnet lottery wait list.

View the Wait List

Update your FAMILY with JCPS

To tell us about a new child in family, you can use our Registration system. At this time, we are working to enhance this system to work better for existing families. For now, just register like you are a new family. We will find you in our system during the "Review" step, and update our records with the information you've provided.

Add A Student to your Family Update Address

Parent Portal

If you recently registered, you should have received an e-mail with links directly to the applications. If you do not have this e-mail, you can log in with your parent portal username and password.

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