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    ABOUT PRE-KINDERGARTEN

    PK Timelines  
    Phase 1 (Sept. 27 – Feb. 28, 2020)  Qualified in-district, TEA Eligible applications received during this phase will be entered into lotteries.
     Phase 2 (Feb. 29 – onward)   Qualified in-district, TEA Eligible applications will be considered on a space available basis.
     Phase 3 (June 1, 2020 – onward)   TEA Non-Eligible (tuition-based) PK 4 and TEA Eligible PK 3 applications will be considered on a space available
    basis.
    Notification By midnight on May 1, 2020, notification of PK Phase 1 acceptance for Phase 1 applicants. Status will be viewable online and via email.
     
    • Thank you, for your interest in HISD’s Magnet pre-kindergarten programs.  We would like to update you on the state guidelines that support pre-kindergarten programming and enrollment in Texas.

       To be eligible for enrollment in HISD non-tuition based pre-kindergarten program, a child must:

      • be 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the enrolling school year AND a resident of HISD.
      • be unable to speak and comprehend the English language, or
      • be economically disadvantaged (defined below), or
      • meet any eligibility criteria for Head Start, or
      • be homeless, as defined by [42 USC 11434a], or
      • currently be or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code, or
      • be the child of an active duty member of armed forces or child of an armed forces member injured, killed, or missing in action while on active duty, or
      • be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer as defined in Section 3106.002, a firefighter as defined in Section 3106.003, or an emergency medical first responder as defined in Section 3106.004

      If your child is not eligible for the HISD non-tuition based pre-kindergarten program and you have applied for a Magnet pre-kindergarten program for the 2020-2021 school year, your application will be labeled as “qualified pending."  A “qualified pending” applicant will not be considered until after all eligible students have been offered service and a determination of space availability has been made by the Office of School Choice at a future date.