Michigan City Area Schools launches Kindergarten Roundup, magnet programs also enroll students for next fall

Michigan City Area Schools announced that kindergarten registration is now open online for the 2022-23 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2022.
Parents and guardians can visit www.EducateMC.net/kindergarten to begin the registration process. Once basic student information has been received by MCAS, parents will receive instructions on how to create a PowerSchool account to complete enrollment.

To complete the online registration process in PowerSchool, parents/guardians will need their child’s official birth certificate, parent/guardian’s driver’s license or photo ID, proof residency, their child’s immunization records and proof of lead testing.

Michigan City-area schools say these materials can be downloaded during online registration, or they can be dropped off at the child’s school on Tuesday, March 1 between noon and 6 p.m. Parents who need extra help can also come to their child’s school on March 1 during these hours. Elementary schools will also be available to help families register throughout March, by appointment.

Schools in the Michigan City area indicate that kindergarten students must be enrolled in the school that serves the area in which they live. If a family is unsure of which school their child will attend, information is available by contacting the MCAS Transportation Department at (219) 873-2127.

School-based preschool programs, offered at Pine and Springfield Elementary Schools in partnership with the Family YMCA of La Porte County, are also open for enrollment in the fall. Children enrolling in the YMCA PreK program must be 3 years old by October 1, 2022. Tuition is associated with Pre-K programs, however, need-based scholarships are available and vouchers from the CCDF are accepted. Visit http://educateMC.net/preK for details.

MCAS also accepts applications for its K-6 magnet schools, which include Pine Elementary School (a visual and performing arts magnet school) and Lake Hills Elementary School (an Indiana-certified STEM school). Most magnetic spots for the 2022-23 school year will be available at the kindergarten level. Places in the higher classes will be filled according to the places available before the start of the 2022-23 school year. Information and applications are available at www.EducateMC.net/magnets. The deadline for applications to magnet schools is April 29, 2022.

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