• 2023-2024 VPK Lottery Information

  • The VPK Lottery period for Fall 2023-2024 registration opens 01-01-2023 and closes 02-28-2023 at 11:59pm. Here's what you need to know before you apply: 


    ■ Your child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2023, in order to enroll in the VPK program.


    ■ Parents will be able to select up to three DCPS- VPK programs, in order of preference that the student is eligible to attend.  If you are interested in a private provider, please do not participate in the lottery.  Contact the private provider directly for registration information.


    ■ A student whose home school is Title I can only attend a Title I VPK program; a student whose home school is Non-Title I can only attend a non-Title I VPK program.


    ■ Students accepted into a Non-Title I VPK program must adhere to the VPK extended day fee schedule if a child remains in school after 11:30 am ($350.00 monthly from August 2023-May 2024).


    Prior to enrollment, parents must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition.  Evidence of the certificate must be provided. To apply, visit www.elcduval.org or call the coalition at 904-208-2040 for assistance.


    Steps to Completing VPK Lottery Application:


    Step 1: Create a Student ID for your child. Click here

    Write student number: __________________________


    Step 2: Create a Parent/Guardian Account (you must have a student ID in order to complete this step) Click here.  


    Step 3: To link your child to your parent account, email two proofs of your address to dcpsec@duvalschools.org.  Include your child's name and student number in the email.  This step is required to ensure the application for the lottery is added to your parent account.  The address on the provided documents must match the address in FOCUS.


    Step 4: Check your parent account 24-48 hours after the account has been linked for the VPK Lottery application. 


    Step 5: An email confirmation of completion with a copy of the completed application will be sent once successfully submitted.