• A child must be at least four years of age or older on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:


    • Unable to speak or comprehend the English language;
    • Low family income qualifies the student for the free/reduced lunch program;  Income Eligibility Guidelines   Parent/guardian must provide one of the following: at least 3 current pay stubs, most recent tax return, IRS form 1099, a notarized letter from employer on company letterhead listing income, a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility letter with Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) number listed.
    • Meet the definition of homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code;
    • Be a member of an active military family or be a member of an inactive military family whose parent was injured or killed during active military service, supporting documentation required;
    • Is presently or has been, in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Service (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by the Family Code  §262.201Form 2085 E required;
    • Has a guardian who is eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer under §3106.002, Government Code, a firefighter under §3106.003, Government Code, or an emergency medical first responder under §3106.004, Government Code.


  • Waxahachie ISD requires a parent or guardian to present the following documents to complete the registration process

    • Pre-K Campus Selection Form required
    • New Student Enrollment Forms
    • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Immunization Records &/or Exemption Documentation
    • Proof of Residency.  Please note: if you cannot yet produce a current utility bill with a Waxahachie ISD address, a contract on a home or apartment lease will suffice until you can provide a current utility bill (required before starting school).  If you live with a WISD resident, please complete, notarize and return the Legal Residency Form.
    • Income verification
    • Driver’s License of the enrolling parent/guardian
    • Additional Documentation/Qualification Criteria for Pre-K Students are required to enroll in the free program.

    Please be sure to review the documents accepted for proof of residency and double-check that your child's immunization records are up to date and reflect all the requirements of the state of Texas, which may vary from other states/countries.


  • Registration for Pre-K is held during spring and summer for the upcoming school year, but WISD accepts new students who qualify for free pre-kindergarten throughout the school year.  Please visit the campus to register after open enrollment.


    The majority of the Pre-K registration process is done electronically.  The district will process and register families in the order in which interest was expressed. 


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