2020-2021 PreK Academy (Tuition-Based Prekindergarten) Enrollment Forms


PreK Academy (Tuition-Based Prekindergarten)

  • DISD offers PreK Academy on a tuition basis to students who do not meet the eligibility requirements to attend the state-funded pre-kindergarten program. The PreK Academy is taught by certified teachers who are trained to work with young children in a hands-on, engaging environment that promotes achievement academically, socially, and emotionally. PreK Academy students will follow the Denton ISD calendar. 

    Please read the Enrollment Instructions below and the Parent Handbook prior to applying for the program. 


DISD PreK Academy (Tuition-Based Prekindergarten) Enrollment Information

  • STEP 1: Determine whether your child may qualify for the state-funded pre-kindergarten program at no cost. To be eligible for enrollment in the state-funded PreK program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year, live in the district, and must:

    • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language; or
    • Be educationally disadvantaged (qualify for free/reduced lunch); or
    • Be homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
    • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
    • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
    • Currently is or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

    Step 2: Determine whether your child may qualify for the Early Childhood Special Education program (ECSE). ECSE is a program that serves children between the ages of three and five who have delays in the areas of speech, language, physical, social and/or emotional development. Eligible students attend ECSE program at no cost. 

    If you have questions determining ECSE eligibility, please contact Laura Davis at 940-369-4090 or ldavis@dentonisd.org.

    STEP 3: Children who do not qualify for either the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) or the state-funded pre-kindergarten program provided for qualifying students, as described above, are eligible to enroll in the DISD PreK Academy. A parent may choose to send their child to any tuition-based campus in DISD; however, they must complete the online application through the district. PreK Academy students must provide their own transportation. PreK Academy will be offered at the following schools for school year 2020-21: Adkins Elementary, Hawk Elementary, and Providence Elementary. The online application will be available beginning in February for the 2020-21 school year. Initially there will be a finite number of slots available at each tuition campus and registration is completed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class sizes in DISD are approximately 18:1. After all tuition positions have been filled, an official waiting list will be developed, and parents will be notified after August 5, 2020 if space becomes available.

    STEP 4: An online application and a completed Tuition Parent Agreement must be submitted to the DISD Early Childhood Coordinator and the non-refundable $100.00 registration fee must be paid online to reserve your child’s spot in the PreK Academy program. Once the agreement is submitted and the registration fee is paid, you will be contacted to confirm your child’s spot in the program. Once your child’s spot is confirmed and the PreK Academy site is assigned, you will need to attend registration at that campus during the district-designated registration week.

    Items needed to complete your child’s enrollment in DISD are listed below.

    • Student InfoSnap printout;
    • The child’s birth certificate;
    • Current immunizations;
    • Picture ID of the parent/guardian enrolling the student;
    • Proof of residence of this person (recent electric bill, current lease agreement, recent tax receipt that shows the property as homestead, recent mortgage payment receipt). NOTE: "Recent" means the document must be dated within 45 days.

    STEP 5: All registration documents must be submitted to the school no later than July 31, 2020 to complete the enrollment process. If all required items are not submitted by July 31, 2020, your child will lose their spot in the PreK Academy program.

    STEP 6: If your child is denied to the program due to lack of space, you will be given information as to his/her position on the waitlist. You may call the DISD Early Childhood Coordinator for information on space availability at another school. If you choose one of these other schools, your child will lose his/her position on the waitlist for the first school.