Starting Point is partnering with MyCom on a School Transitions initiative, which is helping Cuyahoga County families and children manage the all-important transitions to kindergarten, middle school, high school and college more effectively.

Together, we’ve created a strong County-wide system to link youth and their families to programs, materials and supportive services aimed at improving student achievement and success, including:

March into Kindergarten


March into Kindergarten is a community-wide public information campaign to help parents through the steps needed to register children for kindergarten—and alert them to the need to register in March of the year when the child is scheduled to begin school. Registering in March ensures that:

  • children have a smooth transition to school,
  • parents can obtain and submit the necessary records, and
  • schools have time to learn about students’ strengths, needs—and have adequate teachers, resources and an appropriate curriculum.

We offer Kindergarten Kits for Parents, information on registering for kindergarten and information for grandparents, relatives or other adults responsible for children For more information.

Tutoring Programs for Students

You’ll find free tutoring programs for Cleveland students from kindergarten through grade 12 at the Cleveland Public Library and help with language arts, math, reading, science and social studies for students in kindergarten through grade eight at Cuyahoga County Public Library Homework Centers in Brook Park, Brooklyn, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, North Olmsted, Parma, Richmond Heights, South Euclid-Lyndhurst, Southeast and Warrensville Heights.

Enrolling in College

Applying for and affording college is a major concern for parents and teens alike. That’s why we’re offering workshops to help with the ACT and SAT college entrance exams and with financial aid applications.

• ACT and SAT College Entrance Exam "Boot Camps"
Most colleges and universities require high school students to take either the ACT (American College Testing Program) or the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or sometimes both. “Boot camps” help prepare students. Click here for upcoming sessions.

• College Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshops
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine how much federal and/or state aid a student may receive. Gathering the information and filling out the FAFSA can be challenging, but these workshops will help. Click here for upcoming sessions.

Call the Starting Point Parent Hot Line for information on these programs: 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750.