Your Trip to the Intake Center


All school districts identify students from non-English language backgrounds. For students from non-English language backgrounds, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Intake Center assesses English language proficiency and helps students and their families register for school. 


Families with students who are new to JCPS should make an appointment to visit the ESL Intake Center. Online registration for kindergarten begins in November of the previous year. Families with students who will be 5 years old on or before October 1 should call for an appointment for kindergarten registration.

Call (502) 485-3623, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The ESL Intake Center is located on the lower level of Hazelwood Elementary School, 1325 Bluegrass Avenue. The ESL Intake Center has a separate entrance on the north end of the school.

View the ESL Intake Center location at Hazelwood Elementary on a Google map.