Early Childhood (Pre-Kindergarten) Program

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Please follow the steps to complete your PreK Application. This application is not considered enrollment in Coppell ISD.

Steps to Apply 

  • Fill out the online application

  • Based on your responses, you will receive an email in 2-4 weeks from Email Early Childhood with further instructions, including how to register

  • If you require language proficiency testing, you will receive a separate email with locations, dates, and times


     Pre-Kindergarten New Student Enrollment Application

  • Applying for CURRENT YEAR (Starting school now): Choose 2022-2023 (Current Year) when filling out the application form

  • Applying for NEXT YEAR (Starting school on 8/15/2023): Choose 2023-2024 (Future Year) when filling out the application form



Early Childhood Pre-Kindergarten Program Eligibility

  • Must be 4 years old on or before September 1st for the enrolling school year

  • Must reside within the boundaries of Coppell ISD Attendance Zone

  • Must submit an Online application

must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • 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; or

  • 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.

Language Proficiency Test

How to Sign Up
After your online application is received and reviewed, you will be emailed a link to sign up for language testing or necessary next steps.

What to Expect
If you indicated on your application that a language other than English is spoken in the home, or by your child, schools are required to assess the English proficiency of students to determine if they qualify for language services in order to increase the English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Children who are not yet proficient in English qualify for participation in the Coppell ISD Early Childhood Pre-Kindergarten Program.

After Testing
If your child qualifies as an Emergent Bilingual, you will be given information on how to register your child for the Early Childhood Pre-Kindergarten Program.

If your child does not qualify, the learner may not test a second time.  If there are additional questions, we will be pleased to assist you.