• Enrollment Criteria
    Records Necessary to Enroll

    • Original birth certificate (or certified copy which includes a certificate number and is issued by the state), passport or other document suitable as proof of the student’s identity; see School Board Policy FD (EXHIBIT)
    • Current immunization record signed by a physician. Immunizations, per Texas requirements, must be up to date with proper documentation prior to enrollment and attending class.
    • Proof of residency in Plano ISD (natural gas or electricity bill, original lease agreement, or approved certificate of eligibility to enroll form)
    • Most recent report card/withdrawal slip from previous school
    • Social Security card (if available; if not, the student will be assigned a state ID number)
    • High school transcript (if applicable)
    • Parent’s valid driver’s license, or state identification card, or guardian information form and guardian’s driver’s license or state identification card. If parent or guardian is not a licensed driver or has not obtained a state ID card, other photo ID will be considered including, but not limited to, a passport or employment identification card.

    Early Childhood School Information

    Plano ISD's three early childhood schools serve students 3 to 5 years of age. Students may enroll based on three criteria:

    1. Tuition-supported; and state and federal programs including
    2. Prekindergarten
    3. Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
    4. Full Day Prekindergarten

    Visit the Early Childhood Schools Page for information and registration packets.

    Head Start

    PISD Head Start is a federally funded program for PISD children who are 3 or 4 by September 1 and their families who meet low income guidelines. Head Start programs are operated by local non-profit or public school organizations nationwide. 

    PISD Head Start provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children to explore and experience social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. Classrooms are designed for preschool children.

    There are three basic requirements for prospective students:

    • The child must be three or four years old by September 1.
    • The child must live within the boundaries of the Plano Independent School District.
    • The family's income must fall within federal poverty level income guidelines.

    For additional information, contact Tina Hardison, Principal at 469-752-7170 or Lori Stanley at (469) 752-7163.

    ESC child and teacher

    Kindergarten Information

    Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to be admitted to kindergarten.

    See also, Kindergarten Page

    First Grade Information

    In order to attend first grade in Plano ISD, a child must be six years old on or before September 1 or have been previously enrolled in the first grade of a public school in another state or have completed public school kindergarten in another state. Children who are five by September 1 may enroll in first grade through the district's kindergarten acceleration procedures. 

    The child should be registered during the regular Kindergarten Roundup at his/her school. Parents must apply for kindergarten acceleration. Assessment sessions are scheduled in June. Students who move into the district in July and early August may be considered for acceleration assessment. The deadline for receiving these students is September 1. 

    For further information regarding testing of underage students for first grade enrollment, contact Plano ISD's Office of Credit by Exam at (469) 752-8703.