• ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


    To be eligible for enrollment in the district pre-kindergarten program, a child must: 

    • be 4 years of age on or before September 1 of a given school year
    • live within the boundaries of the Galena Park Independent School District
    • meet the immunization requirements 
    • be toilet trained

    AND meet at least one of the following criteria: 

    • Child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language (Home Language Survey must be completed); or
    • Child is educationally disadvantaged (which means a student is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program; or
    • Child is homeless, as defined by [42 U.S.C. §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
    • Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or
    • Child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
    • Child is or 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
    • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a) a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code b) a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code c) an emergency medical first responder under Section 3016.004, Government Code.