• Head Start is currently enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year. Head Start is a preschool and family referral program for families with low income, and children with disabilities. Families need to income qualify, have a child with a disability or have extenuating family circumstances to be admitted into the program.
We are a government program that serves 3- to 5-year-old children and do not charge any fees for our services. Head Start does not provide transportation, however, we have many families that volunteer to assist others. Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center collaborates with us and provides transportation to their facility after our morning class.
Needed items for enrollment include: complete and updated immunization record, proof of birth and proof of income for the year 2011. Once these items are obtained, applicants may call the Head Start office to set up an appointment with a staff member, (928) 474-2738. Once the application process has been completed, the child will be put on a waiting list until an opening is available.
Classes are filling quickly and begin the last week in August.
We also provide an Early Head Start program that provides comprehensive home-based services to pregnant women and children birth to 3 years of age. For more information on Early Head Start, please call Carla Ramsey at (520) 723-1217.
• The Shelby School is now enrolling K-8 for the 2012-2013 school year. The school is open for tours during June and July. If you would like to come see our facilities or learn more about our curriculum, please call us at (928) 478-4706.
• Payson Education Center, an alternative accredited high school, is enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year. We are currently accepting new students. The scheduled start date for the fall semester is Wednesday, Aug. 1. Please call PEC at (928) 468-8509 for enrollment information. PEC is located at the south end of Payson at 112 West Cedar Lane
• New Visions Academy Charter High School is currently accepting new enrollments for the 2012-2013 school term. Classes start Aug. 6 and will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fridays.
The office summer hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Thursday. New Visions is at 198 E. Ezell Lane, Payson, in The Knolls subdivision. Call (928) 468-1401 for details.