State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

There are two parts to Prekindergarten registration: qualification and registration. Both parts must be completed in order to fully enroll your child in school. This page will walk you through the process for qualifying and registering your child for Prekindergarten. 

Do I qualify for Prekindergarten? Answer the following questions: 
  • Is your child four-years-old or will they be four by September 1, 2017?  This is state law. Only four-year-olds can go to PreK.
  • Do you live in NISD? Prekindergarten students must reside within NISD boundaries

and meet one or more of the following requirements

Language Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language

Families will make their campus appointment.
There child will accompany them for language testing determining that they are not fluent I the English language

Educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program

Eligibility is determined by the total combined household income and the number of family members in the household. Income is determined by the gross income. Click on the link below for the 2017-2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines for 2017-2018
2017-2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines.pdf

Military Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority;(mobilized)  or is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty

DoD ID for active duty military 
Documentation for Texas National Guard members or military reservists that they are in face on active duty. 
Documentation stating the former military member sustained injury while on active duty, not necessarily in combat.
The links below contain detailed information for military qualification.
Prekindergarten for Dependents of.pdf
PreKindergarten Eligibility

Foster Care Currently, or have ever been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code

Letters are sent to qualifying families. If you did not receive a letter you can contact a DFPS specialist to have one sent. The link for the specialist is below as well as an example of the documentation. 
Court documentation is also acceptable. 
DFPS Specialists.doc
CPS letter.pdf

Homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a









If you meet the requirements listed above you will need to make and appointment with the Pre-Kindergarten campus you wish to attend. This appointment consists of document review in order to qualify for PreK.  All documentation must be complete in order to have your child placed in a class. If you are qualifying under English as a Second Language your child must accompany you for language testing. 

                                     Appointments for spring Pre-Kindergarten qualifying and registration has ended. 
                                         Campuses are in the process of posting new sign-ups for August appointments.
                                            Please check back for your campus link to schedule an August appointment.

Clara Love
Prairie View
Seven Hills


Online Enrollment Is Now Available for New Students!
Online Enrollment
Click the link above to be taken to online enrollment. 
Registration is done online.  You will find detailed directions on how to enroll and answers to questions about the district.
You will also need to fill out the PreKindergarten Application. If you do not locate it in your online enrollment information you can print and fill out the ones below or obtain one at the campus.
Once you have completed online registration you must click SUBMIT on the final page. You will receive an email back that may say pending or denied. Don't worry! Just make sure that you read the email thoroughly.  You must attend your Prekindergarten appointment and have your documentation reviewed and approved before the registration can be completed.
Note: Filling out online enrollment does not automatically place your child in a PreKindergarten class. You must attend your PreK appointment with your documentation to qualify for PreKindergarten.
Gather Your Documentation - See the Parent Documentation Checklist page or the link above
From now until your appointment please gather your documentation. If you do not have all your documentation we cannot complete your registration. Only students with completed registrations will be placed in a class. We cannot hold places for incomplete registrations.
During your Prekindergarten appointment the campus will review your documentation required for qualifying for Pre-K and for registration.
Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date by the time your appointment arrives.