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Pre-K Application

Districtwide Pre-K Application Process

Due Date

Audience

Contact

 

Principals, Administrative Assistants, SIRS, Registrars, Magnet Coordinators, Data Entry Clerks, Office of School Choice Staff

Margarita Aguilar,
(713)556-6734,
MAGUILA3@houstonisd.org,
Office of School Choice

In order to comply with TEA guidelines for language testing, qualify students for tuition-free Pre-K and Language Immersion programs, as well as provide equitable access to Pre-K programs the following changes have been made to the Pre-K Application process:

  1. Applications are Available Online –Parents can apply for both traditional and magnet Pre-K programs by visiting hisdchoice.com. Applications opened for Pre-K September 27, 2019.
  2. Pre-K Phases – The Pre-K Application timeline has been divided into phases to better align with required TEA Pre-K testing, HISD and Houston Area Pre-K round up, and to allow campuses to screen for TEA eligible students.
  • Phase 1 (Sept. 27, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2020)

    Qualified in-district, TEA Eligible applications received during this phase will be entered into lotteries.
  • Phase 2 (Feb. 29, 2020 – onward)

    Qualified in-district, TEA Eligible applications received during this phase will be considered on a space available basis.
  • Phase 3 (June 1, 2020 – onward)

    TEA Non-Eligible (tuition-based) Pre-K 4 and TEA Eligible Pre-K 3 applications will be considered on a space available basis.
  1. Parent Response Timeline – Action steps for parents have been streamlined for all Pre-K campuses to reduce confusion and missed program opportunities for families.
  • February 28, 2020-Final date to change priority order of Pre-K applications (Rank school choices)
  • March 27, 2020-Deadline for parents to submit documentation (ex. Birth certificate)
  • May 1, 2020-Notification of Phase 1 acceptances/ approvals
  • May 15, 2020-Deadline to accept Phase 1 offers
  • June 1, 2020-TEA non eligible (tuition-based) Pre-K 4 and TEA eligible Pre-K 3 applications will be considered on a space available basis

If further assistance is needed, please contact the Office of School Choice- Student Transfers Department at 713-556-6734 or email us at studenttransfers@houstonisd.org