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Enrollment Information for the Dickson County Peer Program

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The Pre-K application window for the 2024 - 2025 school year is April 1 - April 12, 2024

Dickson County Schools Peer Program

The Preschool Peer Program is a Pre-K program that is designed to meet the needs of children ages three (3) to five (5) years old who require special education services within a Pre-K classroom setting and includes typically developing (peer) students. The program is free for students with disabilities and placement in this program is determined by the student's IEP team. The tuition cost for peer students is $20.00 a week. 

A typical peer student is expected to model age-appropriate speech, language, social, and behavior skills, for children with delays and specific educational needs in the classroom. Peer students must be three (3) or four (4) years old before July 1st of the enrolling school year and completely toilet-trained to participate in the program. 

Peer students must also have daily transportation to/from the school. This program operates Monday - Thursday, in half day sessions. The morning (AM) session is 7:45 - 10:45 and the afternoon (PM) session is 11:30 - 2:30. All peer applicants will be scheduled to participate in a developmental screening prior to acceptance into the program. School registration should not occur until approval is given from the classroom teacher. 

The Peer Program is currently offered at Centennial Elementary School (CENT), Charlotte Elementary School (CES), Oakmont Elementary School (OES), Stuart Burns Elementary (SBES), and White Bluff Elementary (WBES).

Registration Information

Application for the Peer Program is completed online. To apply for this program, please fill out the Preschool Peer Request form attached below and submit it to [email protected]

Once the form is submitted, a screening appointment will be scheduled in early May. Students are chosen in order, by date of application, and may be placed on a waiting list. *Please note, seats are limited. 

Once a student is formally accepted, school registration information will be provided by the teacher. 

For more information, you may contact Brooke Parham at the Special Education office: (615)-446-2085 or by email: [email protected]

Notification of acceptance or placement on the waiting list for this program will come from the teacher / school where you applied by the end of May. 

*If you applied after the Pre-K Registration window, notification will come at a later time. Click here for more information from the Tennessee Department of Education.
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