Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens on April 2024 for those meeting state eligibility guidelines for Pre-Kindergarten.
|NISD Admin. Building
2001 Texan Drive
Justin, TX 76247
You need to have the following enrollment documents ready to upload when registering:
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Residency
- Parent Driver's License
- Program Information
- Eligibility Guidelines
- Campuses with Pre-Kindergarten
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Immunization Requirements
- Class Schedules
Northwest ISD offers Pre-Kindergarten for children who:
- Will be four-years-old by September 1, 2023 (for the 2023-2024 school year)
- NISD does not offer a Pre-K program for 3-year-olds
- Lives within the Northwest ISD boundaries and
- Meets one or more of the following eligibility criteria
Please check below for eligibility guidelines and documentation needed for the state-funded Pre-K program offered at no cost for those that qualify.
Registration is completed when all registration and eligibility documents have been received and approved. Incomplete registrations cannot be processed.
Beginning May 12, 2023, we will place all fully qualified students in their home campus (or closest campus if home campus is full).
Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
|Eligibility is determined by language assessment. Once your online registration is complete you will be contacted by the Language Testing Center to make an appointment for the language assessment.
The student is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
Eligibility determined by the total combined household income and the number of family members in the household. Income is determined by the gross income. One month of income documentation is required.
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.
Currently, or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.201 or has been in foster care in another state or territory, but currently lives in Texas.
Acceptable documentation to verify prekindergarten eligibility for children who have been in foster care in Texas include:
Acceptable documentation to verify prekindergarten eligibility for children who have been in foster care outside of Texas include:
Star of Texas Award
Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3103.003), or emergency first responder (3106.004) that were seriously injured or lost their lives in the line of duty.
The office of the Governor, Criminal Justin Division honors recipients annually in September, The resolution (certificate) awarded to an individual serves as proof of eligibility to enroll their child in free Pre-K if they are age-eligible.
Defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a
- Full-Day Pre-K is available at all NISD elementary campuses for the 2024-2025 school year.
- Students must qualify for Pre-K
- Parents register their child for the Pre-K in their attendance area. Not sure of your attendance area? Click here.
DUAL LANGUAGE PRE-K
Students are assigned to the DL classroom designated by their attendance zone
- Prairie View
What is the age qualification for Prekindergarten?
To attend Prekindergarten children must be four-years-old by September 1st of the school year in which they are applying. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Can my 3-year-old attend PreKindergarten?
No. Children who are three-years-old on September 1st are not eligible to attend PreKindergarten.
Where are Pre-K classes located?
Please go to the webpage Schools With Prekindergarten Classes for this information.
Can I attend any campus that has Pre-K?
Students attend Pre-K at the campus within their attendance zone. If the Pre-K at your elementary home campus is full, your child will attend the next closest Pre-K campus.
What are the times for Prekindergarten?
Prekindergarten is a five-day-a-week program. The full day schedule is 7:40 a.m.-3 p.m.
Is there a school supply list for Prekindergarten?
Yes, there are designated supplies for Prekindergarten. If you have any questions about school supplies please contact your child's teacher or the school they will attend.
Is transportation available?
Prekindergarten students living in the attendance zone of the school they are attending and living outside a two mile radius of the school may ride the bus to school.
Does attendance really count in Pre-K?
Yes, it does. To receive the full benefit of the Prekindergarten program your child needs to be here every day for their class. Once you have enrolled your child in school they are expected to attend and fall under Compulsory Attendance Law. Refer to the link below to access the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct regarding state and district attendance laws and policies.
When do we register?
Kindergarten and Prekindergarten Round-Up will be held in the spring for the next school year. Families can register this week or any time through the end of the school year. Families can also qualify and register during new student registration in August.
We don't live in Northwest ISD. Can we transfer from another district?
No. We do not take out of district transfers.
We will be out of town during Pre-Kindergarten registration. Can I still register?
Yes. Pre-Kindergarten registration continues through the end of the school year. Families can also qualify and register during new student registration in August.
Does my child need to attend registration?
If you are qualifying for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program there will be an English language assessment in order to qualify. Your child will need to at that appointment.
What if I do not have the necessary paperwork?
Please refer to the parent checklist page. All information is required. If all paperwork is not complete we cannot complete the registration process and place your child in a class.
4 year olds (Pre-K)
- 4 doses of DPT/DTaP/DT/TdaP/Td
- 3 doses Polio
- 1 dose MMR received on or after the 1st birthday*
- 3 doses Hib (one of which must be on or after 12 months) or 1 dose Hib after 15 months of age
- 2 doses Hepatitis A
- 3 doses Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal Conjugate (Prevnar, PCV7) - 4 doses given in infancy with one dose after age 1, or 2 doses if given between 12-24 months, or 1 dose if given after 24 months
- 1 dose Varicella (if child has not had chickenpox) *
*Doses given up to (and including) 4 days before the birthday will meet the requirements for school entry.
Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis as specified in Texas Education Code 2.09, Chapter 97. For further information, contact the school nurse.
Immunizations must be up to date in order for registration to be complete.
Please make sure your child's immunizations are up to date before coming to registration.
We are unable to complete your child's registration and place them in a class if immunizations are not up to date.
Prior to the start of Kindergarten or the age of 5 whichever comes first, each child is required to have another DTaP (#5), Polio (#4), MMR (#2), and Varicella (#2).
On early release days, or in the event of an inclement weather delay, a modified schedule insures that Prekindergarten students have the opportunity to participate in the school day for the appropriate time as designated by the state.
Full Day Pre-K
- Regular School Day 7:40 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Early Release Day 7:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.