“A jump-start to every child’s future”
Pre-K enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is underway. Dallas ISD is hosting Pre-K Pop Up Drive-thru events, every Saturday in the month of May, to support families with registration of new and returning Pre-K students in four different locations:
- May 7 – Francisco F. “Pancho” Medrano Junior High School | 9815 Brockbank Drive, Dallas, 75220
- May 14 – Lincoln High School and Humanities/Communications Magnet | 2826 Elsie Faye Heggins St., Dallas, 75215
- May 21 – South Oak Cliff High School | 3601 S. Marsalis Ave., Dallas, 75216
- May 28 – H. Grady Spruce High School | 9733 Old Seagoville Road, Dallas, 75217
The Pre-K Pop Up Drive-thru is a “fast-food-style” drive-thru in which our team will be ready to electronically register Pre-K students. If families have children in other grades, the same service and support will be provided.
“In addition to parents registering their children for Pre-K, families attend the drive-thru events to take advantage of the free resources provided, such as signing up for a uniform and school supplies,” said Yesenia Ramirez, director of Family and Community Engagement for Early Learning. “These events are not just a drive for enrollment, they’re a jump-start to every child’s future.”
About Dallas ISD’s Pre-K
Dallas ISD – a premiere urban school district educating all students for success – is committed to offering options to ensure that every child is able to attend Pre-K, including Pre-K at no cost.
To qualify for FREE Pre-K, a child must be three or four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022, and must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:
- Economically disadvantaged
- English Language Learner
- Foster care (currently or formerly)
- Child of an active member of the armed forces or a member of the armed forces killed/injured during
- active duty.
- Child of a Star of Texas Award recipient
Students who do not qualify based on the criteria listed above may qualify for a Pre-K scholarship under the following criteria:
- Dallas ISD’s historical academic needs, as identified in district data (currently identified as African American students)
- Expanded income bracket
English language proficiency (any parent can request that their child be tested)
- Children who do not meet the eligibility requirements for free Pre-K or a scholarship can still enroll in a tuition-based Pre-K program, in several schools throughout the district.
Learn more about the district’s innovative Pre-K programs and options by driving to a pop-up event near you in May. For more information about Pre-K event locations and enrollment, visit www.prekdallas.org or contact our Pre-K Hotline at (214) 932-7735.