Is my child eligible for FREE Pre-K 4?

Is my child eligible for FREE Pre-K 4?

If your child will be four years old by September 1, 2021, he/she may be eligible for FREE full-day Pre-K. The Federal qualification criteria includes: 

  • unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program)
  • is homeless, as defined by 42 USC, 11434a
  • is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority Has ever been in state foster care
  • is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.20
  • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a police officer, firefighter, or EMT

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.

District staff can assist families needing additional documents.