Austin ISD Tuition-Based Pre-K

Tuition-Based Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 Registration Forms 2021-22

Registration Begins January 4, 2021

Parent Instructions Packet
Pre-K3 Tuition Parent Agreement and Pre-K3 Option Form
Pre-K4 Tuition Parent Agreement and Pre-K4 Option Form

Please Review Registration Process Below


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Who is eligible for Tuition-Based Pre-K?

Children who are three or four years old on or before September 1 of the current school year and:

What are the benefits of Tuition-Based Pre-K?

  • Taught by certified teachers specialized in working with young children
  • Child-centered, hands-on learning experiences 
  • Develops children physically, socially, intellectually, and emotionally
  • Full-day, Pre-K for four year olds (7:45 a.m.–3 p.m.). Please contact the campus for actual bell times.

What is the cost of Tuition-Based Pre-K?



Semester 1

Semester 2


Pre-K4 Full-day 





Pre-K3 Half-day 





Tuition is payable the following ways: 

  • Full annual amount in advance—check or bank draft
  • Each semester in advance—check or bank draft 
  • Every month through automatic bank draft only 

Where will my child attend Pre-K?

  • A family may choose to apply to any campus in Austin ISD that offers Tuition-Based Pre-K. 
  • If the selected campus is not the zoned home school, a transfer must be requested. Find Your School based on home address.
  • Download transfer application available in English and Spanish.
  • If the campus is frozen, the transfer application will be subject to all the provisions of the AISD Transfer Policy
    • If the transfer is approved and the campus is not frozen to transfers at kindergarten, a child may remain at that same transferred campus to the highest grade level offered. 
    • If the PK transfer is approved but the campus is frozen to transfers in Kindergarten, your child will either return to their home school for Kindergarten or you may choose to apply for another transfer which will be subject to all the provisions of the AISD transfer policy. 

How do I start the registration process?

  • In District: Families must create a portal account at and complete online registration. 
  • Out of District: Families must complete a paper registration packet at the campus beginning April 5.
  • Complete the Pre-K Tuition-Based Forms. Submit both the Pre-K Parent Agreement and Payment Option forms with student ID to

What is the lottery process? 

  • Priority consideration is given to AISD staff dependents, siblings, and home school students.
  • If there are more students than there is space at a specific campus, a lottery will be conducted. Completed packets submitted after 5 p.m. on January 31 will not be considered in the initial placement lottery.
  • After the lottery, Pre-K tuition forms will continue to be received. Students will be accepted or placed on a waitlist based on availability. 

How do I complete the enrollment process?

Once you have been contacted and offered a spot in our Pre-K Tuition program to complete the enrollment process, the documents listed below must be submitted with the required registration documents to the campus:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s Social Security card (optional)
  • Up-to-date Immunization record 
  • Photo ID of the parent/guardian enrolling the student
  • Proof of address