Prekindergarten Eligibility Guidelines

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To be eligible to attend Prekindergarten in the Pasadena Independent School District a student must meet the following requirements:    

For the 2018 - 2019 school year, students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018.

For the 2019 - 2020 school year, students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019.

And, meet ONE of the following eligibility guidelines : 

  • Limited English Proficiency: Eligibility determined after the Home Language Survey is completed, Oral Language Proficiency Test is administered, and the LPAC  committee gives final approval; Child must be present at registration to be tested with oral language assessment.
  • Educationally Disadvantaged: Eligibility determined when the student qualifies under the income guidelines of the National School Lunch Program. Must provide proof of household income in one of the following forms: current paycheck stub, letter from employer stating gross wages paid and how often they are paid, disability payment stub, or current SNAP or TANF documentation. 
  • Homeless: Defined by 42 United States Code Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child; eligibility determined when identified by the PISD Homeless Liaison. 
  • Military: Parent must be on active duty or killed/injured while on active duty. Military identification or appropriate letter must be provided and verified at enrollment. 
  • Foster Care: Child currently or has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. A letter from the Department of Family and Protective Services is required at enrollment. 
  • Children of recipients of the Star of Texas Award:  The resolution (certificate) awarded to the individual serves as proof of eligibility and must be presented at enrollment.