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Districtwide pre-K registration to take place July 29, 30 at Denton High

Districtwide registration for Denton ISD’s pre-kindergarten programs will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 30, at Denton High School, located at 1007 Fulton St.

Families will be able to register their children for pre-K programs during the 2015-16 school year at the Gonzalez and Windle schools for young children as well as Borman, Cross Oaks, Lee, Newton Rayzor, Rivera, Ryan and Stephens elementary schools during the event. Pre-K programs at Lee, Newton Rayzor, Rivera and Ryan are dependent upon meeting necessary enrollment numbers.

To register a child, a parent or legal guardian must bring proper identification and proof of residency (a utility bill or lease agreement) as well as the child’s birth certificate, updated immunization records and social security card. These documents are required to complete the registration process.

Denton ISD offers a variety of state-funded pre-K programs to help young children prepare for success in school. To be eligible for pre-K, a child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. Families interested in enrolling their children in one of these free half-day programs may qualify if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Are limited English speaking
  • Qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Are active military dependents
  • Have been with the Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Are homeless
Families attempting to qualify for free pre-K programs should be able to provide proof of income (a 2014 tax return or three recent check stubs), proof of current military deployment papers or other necessary paperwork. Registration for free pre-K programs cannot be completed without all of the required items.

Denton ISD also offers a Pre-K Academy program, currently only offered at the Gonzalez School for Young Children and Cross Oaks Elementary, which is designed to help children grow academically and physically in preparation for school. Current tuition rates are $750 per month for full-day enrollment or $400 per month for half-day enrollment, both with a $90 registration fee due during the sign-up process. These rates are subject to change.

Families of returning pre-kindergarten students who have received snapcodes by email can finalize the registration process online and bring their two-page InfoSnap verification form to this event or the school to complete enrollment. Any returning families that qualified for free pre-K service must also bring the appropriate aforementioned documents to re-qualify for the coming school year.

For additional information on this event or questions about pre-K programs, please contact Denton ISD Elementary Academic Programs at 940-369-0132.