Prekindergarten (Ages 3-4)

Midway ISD offers full-day prekindergarten for qualifying 3-year old and 4-year old programs. (See eligibility requirements below.)

90% of human brain development happens before age 5. In other words, waiting until kindergarten to start teaching our kids is already too late. By enrolling your child in Midway ISD's Prekindergarten program, you give them the gift of a brighter future. PreK students are 3.5x more likely to be ready for kindergarten, and as adults, they also end up earning higher incomes, on average, than similar students who do not enroll in Prekindergarten.

Kimberly Johnston, Director of Elementary Education
254-761-5610, ext. 1150
kimberly.johnston@midwayisd.org

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Eligibility for Prekindergarten

Who is Eligible?

A child must be at least three years of age by September 1 of the school year and fit at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (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
  • Be 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
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code
  • Be 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 3106.005, Government Code.

Learn more at Texas Education Agency: Eligibility for Prekindergarten (opens in a new tab).

Midway ISD also offers limited placement for employees' children in prekindergarten programs.

Immunization Requirements for PreK

  • 4 doses of DPT, DTaP, DT
  • 3 doses Polio
  • 1 dose MMR received on or after the 1st birthday*
  • 3 doses HIB with the 3rd dose given on/after 1st birthday and at least 2 months since dose #2 OR 1 dose Hib after 15 months of age
  • 4 doses of PCV2 with one given after 1st birthday OR 1 dose on/or after 24 months of age
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A on/after 1st birthday; (at 43 months)
  • 1 dose of Varicella on/after 1st birthday or documentation of chickenpox

We are unable to complete your child's enrollment and place them in a class if immunizations are not up to date.

Planning Ahead

Prior to the start of Kindergarten or the age of 5, whichever comes first, each child is required to have another DTaP (#5), Polio (#4), MMR (#2), and Varicella (#2).

Which School Will My Student Attend?

When you live in Midway ISD, your student will be able to enroll in the Midway district, but it does NOT guarantee which campus your student will attend. Many grade levels and campuses fill to capacity which requires late registrations to go to overflow campuses. District administration may also reconfigure attendance zones to distribute population in dense areas.

Confirm your current attendance zone (opens in a new tab)

4K (prekindergarten for 4-year-olds) is hosted at all elementary campuses. Midway's 3K program (prekindergarten for 3-year-olds) is only at Chapel Park, Hewitt Elementary, Park Hill, South Bosque, and Woodway.

Transportation Information:

3K and 4K prekindergarten students living in the attendance zone of the school they are attending and living outside a two-mile radius of the school may ride the bus to and from school. Separate bus rider registration (opens in a new tab) is required.

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Eligibility for Prekindergarten

Who is Eligible?

A child must be at least three years of age by September 1 of the school year and fit at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (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
  • Be 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
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code
  • Be 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 3106.005, Government Code.

Learn more at Texas Education Agency: Eligibility for Prekindergarten (opens in a new tab).

Midway ISD also offers limited placement for employees' children in prekindergarten programs.

Immunization Requirements for PreK

  • 4 doses of DPT, DTaP, DT
  • 3 doses Polio
  • 1 dose MMR received on or after the 1st birthday*
  • 3 doses HIB with the 3rd dose given on/after 1st birthday and at least 2 months since dose #2 OR 1 dose Hib after 15 months of age
  • 4 doses of PCV2 with one given after 1st birthday OR 1 dose on/or after 24 months of age
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A on/after 1st birthday; (at 43 months)
  • 1 dose of Varicella on/after 1st birthday or documentation of chickenpox

We are unable to complete your child's enrollment and place them in a class if immunizations are not up to date.

Planning Ahead

Prior to the start of Kindergarten or the age of 5, whichever comes first, each child is required to have another DTaP (#5), Polio (#4), MMR (#2), and Varicella (#2).

Which School Will My Student Attend?

When you live in Midway ISD, your student will be able to enroll in the Midway district, but it does NOT guarantee which campus your student will attend. Many grade levels and campuses fill to capacity which requires late registrations to go to overflow campuses. District administration may also reconfigure attendance zones to distribute population in dense areas.

Confirm your current attendance zone (opens in a new tab)

4K (prekindergarten for 4-year-olds) is hosted at all elementary campuses. Midway's 3K program (prekindergarten for 3-year-olds) is only at Chapel Park, Hewitt Elementary, Park Hill, South Bosque, and Woodway.

Transportation Information:

3K and 4K prekindergarten students living in the attendance zone of the school they are attending and living outside a two-mile radius of the school may ride the bus to and from school. Separate bus rider registration (opens in a new tab) is required.

Learn More

Eligibility for Prekindergarten

Who is Eligible?

A child must be at least three years of age by September 1 of the school year and fit at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (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
  • Be 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
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code
  • Be 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 3106.005, Government Code.

Learn more at Texas Education Agency: Eligibility for Prekindergarten (opens in a new tab).

Midway ISD also offers limited placement for employees' children in prekindergarten programs.

Immunization Requirements for PreK

  • 4 doses of DPT, DTaP, DT
  • 3 doses Polio
  • 1 dose MMR received on or after the 1st birthday*
  • 3 doses HIB with the 3rd dose given on/after 1st birthday and at least 2 months since dose #2 OR 1 dose Hib after 15 months of age
  • 4 doses of PCV2 with one given after 1st birthday OR 1 dose on/or after 24 months of age
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A on/after 1st birthday; (at 43 months)
  • 1 dose of Varicella on/after 1st birthday or documentation of chickenpox

We are unable to complete your child's enrollment and place them in a class if immunizations are not up to date.

Planning Ahead

Prior to the start of Kindergarten or the age of 5, whichever comes first, each child is required to have another DTaP (#5), Polio (#4), MMR (#2), and Varicella (#2).

Which School Will My Student Attend?

When you live in Midway ISD, your student will be able to enroll in the Midway district, but it does NOT guarantee which campus your student will attend. Many grade levels and campuses fill to capacity which requires late registrations to go to overflow campuses. District administration may also reconfigure attendance zones to distribute population in dense areas.

Confirm your current attendance zone (opens in a new tab)

4K (prekindergarten for 4-year-olds) is hosted at all elementary campuses. Midway's 3K program (prekindergarten for 3-year-olds) is only at Chapel Park, Hewitt Elementary, Park Hill, South Bosque, and Woodway.

Transportation Information:

3K and 4K prekindergarten students living in the attendance zone of the school they are attending and living outside a two-mile radius of the school may ride the bus to and from school. Separate bus rider registration (opens in a new tab) is required.

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