UT Elementary Pre-K Admissions Policy
As an open enrollment charter school within the Texas public school system, the UT Elementary School offers equitable learning opportunities to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture and linguistic background, economic status, physical and personal attributes or disabilities. Families who live in the service area zip codes (78702, 78721, 78722, 78723,78741,78744, 78724) are eligible to apply. There are a limited number of slots available in all grade levels, so as part of its admissions policy UT Elementary School will conduct a lottery process. If there are more applications for admission than available positions in the school, names will be randomly selected using the lottery system. Students’ names will be drawn for both enrollment and waiting list during the lottery process. If a vacancy arises, the first name on the waiting list pool will be called to offer the position. This process will continue until a family accepts the slot. If no one accepts the slot, then enrollments will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Admission for Pre-kindergarten:
UT Elementary School has 30 slots in the state-mandated pre-kindergarten program and 10 slots in the tuition supported pre-kindergarten program. Families who enroll in our pre-kindergarten program will need to go through the lottery again in kindergarten, if you live in our service area.
Does Your Child Qualify for the State-Mandated Prekindergarten Program?
To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated pre-kindergarten program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year, live in the UT Elementary School service area, and MUST:
- Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language; or
- Be educationally disadvantaged (qualify for free/reduced lunch); or
- Be homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
- Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
- Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
- Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201.
Who is Eligible for the Tuition Supported Prekindergarten Program?
Children who are four years old on or before September 1st of the current school year and who do not qualify for the state-mandated prekindergarten program are eligible to enroll in the tuition supported prekindergarten program. The service area is not restrictive in the tuition program. The annual tuition cost is $7,500 per student, payable annually, by semester, or monthly. The monthly tuition is $750.
Fees for tuition supported Pre-K only:
$30 application fee per family due at time of application.
$150 deposit is due upon accepting an opening. Amount will be applied towards August tuition. This deposit is not refundable.
Commissioner of Education updated: 04/26/2016