Online applications for the 2017-2018 school year will open Monday, April 3 at 8am.Grand Prairie ISD is honored that you are considering placing your child at one of our Pre-K facilities. We want to make the process of applying for Pre-K as simple as possible, so we have developed these guidelines to help along the way.The Pre-K program in GPISD has been developed using the TEA’s guidelines and early education best practices, including Dual Language at a majority of our campuses. Our program provides a rigorous environment to address developmental and social needs as well as the academic content and the readiness skills essential for children to be successful.Our focus is bringing families together in an educational community that helps to provide a rich environment in which students can develop and reach their potential. We intentionally develop strong relationships with students, their families and our community.Step-by-Step Process
Step 1) Fill out an Online Application beginning Monday, April 3 at 8am
Step 2) Enroll at Home Campus
Step 3) Complete New Student Online Registration in AugustQuestions? Please text PREK to 972.687.7735 between March 2 and May 31 for updates and answers to all of your questions, including transportation questions. We want to hear from you!Grand Prairie ISD offers both Free and Tuition-Based Pre-K programs. The criteria for each are as follows:
Criteria for Free Pre-K
For students who qualify under the FREE
Pre-K state criteria, GPISD offers the choice of One-Way Dual Language, Two-Way Dual Language, ESL, or general English curriculum. Federal qualification criteria include:
- Economically disadvantaged
- Limited English speaker
- Parent active in military
- Under court-appointed guardianship
For students who do not meet the federal guidelines, GPISD offers tuition-based Pre-K at:
- Bonham Early Education School
- Crockett Early Education School
- Garner Fine Arts Academy
- Marshall Elementary
- Moore Elementary
Grand Prairie ISD identifies children ages three, four, and five who may be eligible and would benefit from a Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). Request for a Child Find Meeting may be made by parents, other concerned persons or Head Start. ECI case workers will initiate the referral process for children that have been identified with a delay. GPISD completes Child Find Meetings and/or evaluations during the school year.
For information on referring children enrolled in GPISD suspected of having a disability, contact the GPISD special education department or your child’s campus RTI team.
For information on referring children not enrolled in GPISD suspected of having a disability, contact the GPISD Child Find Department. For services for children less than 3 years old contact Dallas Metrocare - Early Childhood Intervention Services at 214-333-7076.