Pre-Kindergarten Traditional and Tuition Based
Alvord ISD offers both Traditional Pre-Kindergarten and Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten to students.
Alvord ISD offers traditional Pre-Kindergarten to students who are at least 4 years old by September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:
is unable to speak and comprehend the English language
is educationally disadvantaged (must meet free/reduced lunch eligibility guidelines)
is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, or either parent of the child, or of the child’s guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
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
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 was injured or killed while serving on active duty
is, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services 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; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code
If students DO NOT meet at least one of the criteria above, they may be eligible for Alvord ISD’s Tuition-Based Pre-K Program
Space in the Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten Program is limited.
Alvord ISD offers tuition-based, Pre-Kindergarten for children who:
Will be four-years-old by September 1, 2022 (for the 2022-2023 school year)
Live within the Alvord ISD boundaries and
Do not meet the eligibility requirements for the state-funded Pre-K or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) , which are offered at no cost.
Annual tuition for tuition-based Pre K is $3000.00. Tuition can be paid annually, by semester, with two payments of $1500.00 or monthly in 10 installments beginning in August. The first tuition payment, $300.00 is required before enrollment. Further payments are due on the 15th of each month. A $20 late fee is charged to late payments.
A limited number of tuition-based spots may become available. Placement is decided through the tuition-based lottery after the school year starts.
Those not drawn in the lottery are placed in the order in which they were drawn. Open seats will be filled with the lottery waiting list as they come available.
For the link to have your name placed in the lottery please go to