• Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
    An Akron Highlight Since 1999


    Akron Central School has a Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
    for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    Your child must be 4 years of age on or before December 1, 2022, in order to be eligible. 

    Information about applying for the UPK Program will be available in Spring 2022.  Please check back later.

    For more information, please contact Mrs. Judy Merrill, Central Registrar
    at (716)542-5039 or jmerrill@akronk12.org.


    The UPK Program offers ½ day sessions.


          The Akron Central School District offers 1/2 day pre-kindergarten programming.  The program runs from September to June on the same calendar as the K-12 program. 

         Our pre-kindergarten curriculum is well articulated and coordinated so all children in the program meet the same standards. Teachers at the Pre-K sites have worked on the curriculum with Akron teachers and administrators since the program began in 1999 to ensure that the focus is always on students and their needs.

         Our learner-centered curriculum builds on English literacy, social and emotional development, and physical skills. Support services to both students and parents offer counseling and linkages to various social agencies. Parent involvement is central to our mission. Parent volunteer opportunities, parent meetings, newsletters, field trips and home visits are just some of the many ways that our pre-kindergarten teachers reach out to involve parents.