PreK & Kindergarten Registration

Preschool Registration

Portsmouth residents who are interested in their child attending the Bright Start program can still apply now while there is still space available.  

Click Here for the Preschool Requirements

Portsmouth Public Schools Bright Start Preschool Program, A Virginia Preschool Initiative “Every Child deserves a Bright Start."

The Bright Start Program is made possible through the Virginia Preschool Initiative. It is designed to provide a high quality developmentally appropriate preschool education for the four-year-olds in Portsmouth who meet the established at-risk criteria.  Selection for participation in the program is based on the determination of need detailed by the state and local district.  

Selection to Bright Start is determined by specific eligibility criteria.

At or below 200% poverty level
Parent(s) did not graduate high school 
Family income is at or below 350% poverty in the case of a child with special       needs or disability 
Child being raised by someone other than birth parent(s)
Grandparent, aunt, cousin, foster, other guardian, etc.
Must have proof of custody
Military (Active duty, Deployment, Veterans)
English Language Learner
Parent Incarceration
Single Parent Home
Disabled Parent

Kindergarten Registration

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the school the student should attend after June 20th.  To determine the school, please contact the transportation department at (757) 393-8269 or click here

For questions, please call 757-393-5128  or 757-393-8392.