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    Register Online Here (2023-2024) 

    Those uncomfortable or unable to enroll online may call the kindergarten school of enrollment to make an appointment. 


    Haga clic aquí para obtener un formulario en español

    Aquellos que no se sientan cómodos o que no puedan inscribirse por internet puden llamar a la escuela del kinder para hacer una cita. 


    Please check back at a later data for Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year.

    Information about Early Admission to Kindergarten Applications for the 2024-2025 school year is forthcoming. Please check back at a later date. 

    AACPS offers kindergarten programs in all elementary schools. Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to be eligible. Kindergarten is required for all students living in the state of Maryland. While Maryland law requires kindergarten attendance, it does give parents the right to delay kindergarten for one year (waiver).


    Alternate Kindergarten Placement

    Please complete this form and submit it to your child’s home school prior to the start of the school year to indicate your intent to enroll your child in an alternative kindergarten placement.  This signed form, dated prior to the start of the school year, must be submitted to AACPS prior to enrollment in first grade. 


    Delay of Kindergarten Enrollment  Maturity Waiver 

    State Board of Education regulations allow parents/guardians to submit a one year level of maturity waiver for a kindergarten aged child if the parents believe that a delay in kindergarten attendance is in the best interest of their child. Such a child, however, must attend kindergarten the next year. Students who are age eligible for kindergarten and on a kindergarten waiver are not able to attend public prekindergarten.  For more information call 410-222-5441.    

    If a child's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) wishes that kindergarten attendance be deferred for one year due to the child's level of maturity, the parent or guardian must do the following:

    • File a completed Kindergarten Waiver Request form with the Early Childhood Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Approval will be considered by the Deputy Superintendent of Schools before the opening of the school year in which the child turns five years old; and
    • Register that child in kindergarten the following school year. 

    • If a parent or legal guardian feels that it is in the best interest of the child who is already enrolled in kindergarten to be withdrawn from kindergarten, the parent or guardian may file a written request to withdraw the child from the program and delay kindergarten attendance until the following school year.


    Kindergarten Frequently Asked Questions