In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

** Update May 15th- Oakstead’s VPK is now full.  Thank you for your interest.**

VPK 4 Year Olds: Pasco County Schools 2020-201 School Year  FREE Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Pasco County Schools offers a free VPK program for 3 hours a day.  Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020.  The program can be extended for the last 3 hours of the school day through a tuition fee of $75 a week and a $75 registration fee, which will be applied to the last week’s tuition.  If your child qualifies for free and reduced lunch then the tuition fee would be adjusted to $65 a week and a $65 registration fee.  The school year program runs from August 12, 2020 – May 27, 2021.

Step 1: Apply for the VPK Certificate of Eligibility (Voucher)

To enroll, you must first obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (Voucher) or confirmation number from the Pasco Hernando Early Learning Coalition website,, or contact by phone at (727) 233-8291.

Step 2: Apply for your Pasco County Schools VPK Seat

  • Once you have obtained your voucher, complete the Pasco VPK Portal,
  • You will be asked to submit school preferences
  • You will receive notification of an assignment for VPK based on seat availability
  • Confirm your seat by completing registration at the school you are assigned to for VPK

Please bring the following documents to the school site when registering:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH Form 680)
  • Florida Physical
  • Proof of Residency (two forms of documentation required)
  • Registration Fee
  • Certificate of Eligibility Voucher or confirmation number

Pasco County Schools VPK Sites for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Bexley Elementary
  • Lake Myrtle Elementary
  • Gulf Trace Elementary
  • Longleaf Elementary
  • Oakstead Elementary
  • Seven Oaks Elementary
  • Watergrass Elementary

For more information, please contact the Pasco County Schools VPK office at (813) 794- 2672.