Prekindergarten Program Information

Northwest ISD Pre-Kindergarten

Online prekindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! 
Go to Enrollment Online for New Students to register

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

  Northwest ISD offers free Pre-Kindergarten for children who:

  • Will be four-years-old by September 1, 2020 (for the 2020-2021 school year)
  • Live within the Northwest ISD boundaries  and
  • Meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:
    • is unable to speak and comprehend the English language
    • is educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
    • is homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
    • is 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;
    • 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;
    • is in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code;
    • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).

    Documentation is required for each area the family wishes to qualify. Click here for appropriate documentation for each criteria listed above.

     

    Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten 

    Northwest ISD offers tuition-based, 1/2 day Pre-Kindergarten for children who:

    • Will be four-years-old by September 1, 2020 (for the 2020-2021 school year) 
    • Live within the Northwest ISD boundaries and
    • Do not meet the eligibility requirements for the state-funded Pre-K or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) , which are offered at no cost.

    A limited number of tuition-based spots are available at designated campuses. Placement is initially decided through the tuition-based lottery uin the spring.

    A waitlist will be created for those not initially placed by lottery. Those not drawn in the lottery are placed in the order in which they were drawn and new entries are time-stamped placed on the waitlist in the order received. Open seats will be filled with the lottery waiting list as they come available. 

    For program and tuition information and the link to the waitlist please go to www.nisdtx.org/tuitionprek 


    Contact Deanne Colley, Early Childhood Coordinator,  dcolley@nisdtx.org or 817-215-0198 for more information