FAQ for Pre-Kindergarten Tuition-Based



    What is the cost associated with GCISD tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten?

    Annual Tuition for the PK program is $6000 divided into 10 monthly payments of $600 starting in July. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $125 and a supply fee of $125 payable at the time of registration.  

    If my child attends tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten at another elementary school than we are zoned, does this mean they can attend Kindergarten at that campus?
    Attending Pre-Kindergarten at a campus other than the zoned elementary school does not automatically result in the student attending the Pre-Kindergarten campus for future grades. Parents must complete a transfer request during designated times if interested in   attending a campus other than the one they are zoned. Approval of campus transfers must meet the criteria established in board policy.  


    Will extended care services be available for Pre-Kindergarten students?
    GCISD offers extended care services for elementary students through the KidzU program.


    Is transportation provided for Pre-Kindergarten students?
    No. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the designated campus for the Pre-Kindergarten program.

    What schedule will the PK Tuition- Based program follow?

    The GCISD PK Tuition-Based will be a full day program and will follow the elementary schools schedule 7:40-2:55. The program will also follow the district's calendar.


    Would there be a nap in the full day program?

    Students will not have a nap. Teachers will provide an appropriate rest time while children transition to a full day academic program.


    What curriculum will be used in the PK Tuition-Based Program?

    The district will follow the State of Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines with a robust scope and sequence designed with GCISD students in mind.  It is an academic program with Kindergarten readiness as its goal.


    What would a typical day look like in PK?

    Click here for a sample of what a typical full day PK schedule would look like. Every school and teacher might have a slight different schedule based on the campus master schedule. 


    Are lunch and snacks being provided?
    You have the choice to pack a lunch or buy one from the school cafeteria. Snacks must be provided by the parents. More information about snacks will be provided by the teacher during PK orientation.
    Are the days and times going to be the same as the rest of the school?
    PK Tuition-Based students will follow the exact GCISD calendar for elementary schools. They will be in school from August to June. The daily schedule will be 7:40-2:55. The GCISD attendance policy will also apply to PK.

    What will the class size be?
    The target size is 22 students. The ratio is 1:11 (1 adult : 11 students).

    How many teachers will be in the class and what are their qualifications/education?
    There will be one certified teacher and one highly qualified teacher assistant in each classroom. 
    Will there be an option on days, or is full time the only option?  
    Full time is the design of the program and is the only option at this time.


Last Modified on January 11, 2017