4-Year-Old Kindergarten Program

Parents or guardians of children who are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020 may apply to have their child screened for the 4-year-old kindergarten program. 

Spring screenings take place March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, April 16, and May 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

To participate in this screening, parents/guardians must apply for the program at the elementary or primary school your child would normally attend prior to the scheduled Spring screening dates.

Locations of 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Classes

The district’s 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Program offers classes that are housed in identified elementary schools. If a child is accepted into the 4K program, but classes are not offered at the school in his/her attendance area, that child will attend a 4K class at another 4K program school.

For example, a 4-year-old student zoned to attend school at Meadow Glen Elementary and accepted into the program will attend 4K at Oak Grove Elementary. 

You must first apply for the 4K program at the elementary or primary school in your attendance zone, and then you will receive information about screening. If you are unsure of the school for which you are zoned, just click on the “SCHOOLS” tab at the top of the page, click on “School Locator”at the top of the page and enter your address. 

Documents to Bring to Registration

  • Child’s official birth certificate with parents’ names listed (not a wallet or short form certificate)
  • Completed S.C. Certificate of Immunization
  • Current electric bill/statement showing parent’s name and home address within district for proof of residency
  • Parent’s driver’s license or other state or federal photo identification

If you are unable to provide any of the documents listed above, please contact the school or the district’s Office of Student Services at 803-821-1029 to discuss alternative documentation that may be acceptable.

Program Sessions

There may be a variation in the beginning and ending session times at the individual schools. Parents are encouraged to check with the school to verify these times.


The district provides bus transportation to and from school for all qualifying 4K students residing in the district’s attendance zone.

Notification of Screening Time

Parents/guardians will be notified of the date and time when their child will be screened for the 4K program.

  • Students must participate in the screening to be considered for the program.
  • Spring screenings take place March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
  • The screenings use fun activities such as identifying pictures, drawing and interacting with trained teachers.

Following the Screening

The district will notify you by telephone, email or mail of the results of the screening and let you know if your child was accepted into the 4K program.


If you have questions regarding the 4K program, please contact the elementary or primary school in your area, or call Colleen Rooney or Jessica Buzhardt with the Lexington District One’s Instructional Services Office at 803-821-1065.