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Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-Kindergarten

What is the age qualification for Prekindergarten?
To attend Pre-k 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.
What are the times for Prekindergarten?
Prekindergarten is a five day a week program.  Pre-K is a full day program from 7:30 a.m. - 2:50 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 school district may ride the bus to and from 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 Student Code of Conduct link below regarding state and district attendance laws and policies.  Please refer to the Hilltop Student Handbook.


Why do I need to make an appointment for registration?
Parents of students who are qualifying for State-Funded PreKindergarten must provide documentation to the campus. Appointments reserve the time you and the campus need to process paperwork.
Wouldn't it be easier to just register now? 
Prekindergarten appointments begin in April through the end of the school year. Families can also qualify and register during new student registration in August.
Can we fill out online registration now?
Once you have been approved, you will receive instructions on how to register online. 
 You must attend your Prekindergarten appointment and bring in documentation that shows you qualify for the program. Students cannot be placed in a class until both qualifying and registration is complete and approved.  
We don't live in Argyle ISD. Can we transfer from another district?
No. We do not take out of district transfers for Pre-Kindergarten.
We will be out of town during Pre-Kindergarten State-Funded Pre-K registration. Can I still register?
Yes. After the Prekindergarten registration dates you will need to contact Trista Wickstrum, or (940) 464-0564 x5005.
Does my child need to attend registration?
If you are qualifying for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program your child does need to attend registration to be tested for the program. Refer to the Prekindergarten Qualification page for details about the types of information needed for qualifying for Pre-K.  
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. 
Please contact Trista Wickstrum, Registrar, 940-464-0564 x5005 or with additional questions.