State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

  • There are two parts to Pre-Kindergarten enrollment: 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 enrolling your child for Pre-Kindergarten.  

    Note: Filling out online enrollment does not automatically place your child in a Pre-Kindergarten class. You must attend your PreK appointment with your documentation to see if you qualify for Pre-Kindergarten. 

    Is your student eligible for State-Funded Pre-K?  Answer the following questions: 
    • Is your child four years old or will they be four by September 1. This is state law. Only four-year-olds can go to PreK.
    • Do you live in AISD? PreKindergarten students must reside within AISD boundaries and meet one or more of the following requirements. 

    How do I qualify my student for State-Funded Pre-K?

    • Read through the State-Funded Eligibility requirements below and the documentation needed to qualify. 
    • You will be contacted by email to let you know what the next steps are.

    Eligibility-Documentation Needed

    Language -
    Unable to speak and comprehend the English language
    *Eligibility is determined by language assessment. The child being enrolled will need to attend registration.

    Educationally disadvantaged - 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. 2-3 months of income documentation are required.

    Military - 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.

    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.

    Homeless - Defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a