Eligibility

See If You Qualify

This year, Pre-K 4 SA’s registration process does not require in-person appointments. All student registration can be completed online and by phone.
Age Requirement:

Children must turn four years old by September 1, 2020 to attend Pre-K 4 SA for the 2020–2021 school year.

Pre-K 4 SA follows the Texas Education Agency eligibility requirements. Pre-K 4 SA has children who attend FREE of charge and children who attend through our sliding-scale tuition program.

Four-year-olds qualify to attend Pre-K 4 SA FREE if they meet the following requirements:
  • Must live within the City of San Antonio limits or within the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction,
  • Must live within a participating school district or enroll through a partnering public school,
    • 2020-2021 school districts include East Central ISD, Edgewood ISD, Harlandale ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, San Antonio ISD, South San Antonio ISD and Southwest ISD.
    • 2020-2021 participating public charter school includes New Frontiers Public Schools.
    • Families residing within the City of San Antonio but not in a participating district or public school may still apply to be selected as a tuition student. Alamo Heights ISD and Judson ISD are nonparticipating districts with Pre-K 4 SA for the 2020–2021 school year.
  • And must meet one of the following criteria outlined by the Texas Education Agency:
    • Is eligible for the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program or receives SNAP or TANF or Medicaid benefits; or
    • Is unable to speak and comprehend the English language (as determined by district or public school assessment); or
    • Is homeless, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (as determined by district or public school); 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 has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing; or
    • Star of Texas Award, child of eligible person.

All qualifying students must verify their eligibility during Pre-K 4 SA registration appointment.

For children who do not meet the Texas Education Agency eligibility requirements, affordable tuition is available on a sliding scale. Learn more about the Tuition Program.

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