Northwest ISD pre-kindergarten lottery registration begins Thursday
Northwest ISD pre-kindergarten lottery registration begins Thursday
Posted on 01/31/2018
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Parents and guardians interested in Northwest ISD’s pre-kindergarten program but do not qualify for the state-funded program can register for the district’s lottery system for its tuition-based pre-K program beginning Thursday, Feb. 1.

Two forms of pre-K are available at Northwest ISD, a state-assisted program and a tuition-based program. Families must meet specific requirements for enrollment in the free, state-funded program (such as economic or military requirements), while the district will use a lottery system to select children for inclusion in the tuition-based program. Both are half-day programs, in either the morning or afternoon.

The tuition-based program is paid in 10 monthly installments of $377.80 from August 2018 to May 2019. To enroll in the tuition-based program, parents and guardians must first register their children through the lottery system at this link (which also includes additional information; this link is not for the state-funded program) from Feb. 1 to March 9. A drawing will take place Wednesday, March 21, to determine students selected for the program. Registration for the program itself will then begin in mid-April, and parents will have until April 27 to complete the process. Parents and guardians will be able to select what campus their children will attend, subject to classroom space.

Children in pre-K during the 2018-19 school year must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2018.

For more information about both state-funded and tuition-based pre-K at Northwest ISD, click here.