Preschool Program

To be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class, a child must be at least three years of age and:

  • is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  • is educationally disadvantaged (which means a student eligible to participate in the 
    national free or reduced-price lunch program... guidelines can be found here); or
  • is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child; or
  • is the 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; 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; or
  • is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care)following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
  • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code

For NON-elegible children, you may contact the Student Services and Public Relations Department to receive information about the tuition-based program currently being offered in selected campuses.