The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public prekindergarten in Texas. When the Texas Legislature established the prekindergarten program the intent was, and still is, to provide early learning experiences to students who are most at risk for school failure. Therefore the eligibility is limited. The Legislature believed that a high quality prekindergarten program could mitigate the impact of the at-risk characteristics, thereby assisting these students to become school ready when they enter kindergarten. Katy ISD offers a prekindergarten program for eligible students who turn 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the school year in which they intend to enroll. The District uses PowerSchool, an online registration process, for new student registration.
Prekindergarten New Student Registration
for the 2019-2020 School Year
Prekindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is only available online at this time. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is for students who turned 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2019. Students must also meet the prekindergarten eligibility criteria in order to enroll. Follow the link below for additional information.
Online registration (PowerSchool).
Prekindergarten Pre-Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Online prekindergarten pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year is available for students who will turn 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2020. Students must also meet the prekindergarten eligibility criteria in order to enroll. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 emergency, the face-to-face prekindergarten pre-registration event originally scheduled for April 23, 2020 will not take place. The District is not able to complete the face-to-face portion of the 2020-2021 prekindergarten registration process at this time. Families should first complete the online portion of the prekindergarten registration process. The District will contact families to complete the other portions of the registration process when the District resumes normal operations.
Prekindergarten Campuses for the 2019-2020 School Year
Prekindergarten campuses are grouped below according to bell schedules. Campus webpages are linked to each campus name on the documents below for your convenience.
Elementary Group 1 - PreK
Elementary Group 2 - PreK
Attendance GuidelinesBus transportation is not provided for prekindergarten students. Parents or guardians must provide transportation to and from school.
Prekindergarten is not a mandatory program. However if your child qualifies and is enrolled, he/she is subject to compulsory attendance law. Your child must attend school each day, Monday - Friday. Prekindergarten is a full day program.
Prekindergarten Family Engagement
Katy ISD has developed and implemented a prekindergarten family engagement plan to assist the district in achieving and maintaining high levels of family engagement in prekindergarten and positive family attitudes toward education at the prekindergarten level. This family engagement plan is designed to support six components of family engagement critical to the development of a high quality prekindergarten program. Follow the link below to the Pre-K Family Engagement webpage for more information.