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Prekindergarten Admissions Information
The Prekindergarten program is currently tuition-free for all students.
However, children who qualify for the State Public Prekindergarten Program receive priority in Admission.
To be eligible for the State Prekindergarten Program (what would normally be tuition-Free) at Goodwater Montessori, a child must be at least three years of age and meet one of the following requirements:
is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
is educationally disadvantaged (which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program... guidelines can be found here); or
is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child; or
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; or
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; or
is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care)following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code
PreKindergarten applicants who have applied by the end of the application period who are eligible for the State PreKindergarten Program (free PreK) will have priority in admission. If there are additional PreKindergarten spaces they will be filled by non eligible students.
If there are more PreK eligible students than spaces, then all eligible applicants will be placed in a lottery and randomly selected per State of Texas guidelines. If there are then more non-eligible applicants than available spaces then all non-eligible applicants will be placed in a lottery and randomly selected per State of Texas guidelines. These students will be placed at the end of the waitlist behind the list of State PreK eligible students.
Any PreKindergarten applications received after the application period will be placed on the waitlist in the order in which they were received, with eligible PreK students receiving priority.
Staff member PreK children and PreK siblings of current students will be given priority on their respective lists - eligible or non-eligible. All eligible PreK children will receive priority over any non-eligible staff member PreK child or PreK sibling.