Did you know 90% of human brain development occurs before age five? Many believe that waiting until kindergarten to start teaching our children is already too late. By registering your child in Angleton ISD’s Pre-K program, you will give them the gift of a brighter future. Studies show that children who attend Pre-K are more likely to succeed in school, more likely to graduate, and more likely to go to college. As adults, they also end up earning higher incomes, on average, than similar students who did not attend Pre-K.
When you walk into a Pre-K classroom at any Angleton ISD school, you will observe students who are:
• Playing in engaging centers that include math, science, reading, language arts, fine arts and home play
• Learning to recognize numbers and shapes and learning to count
• Learning the alphabet and phonics to increase oral language, communication and vocabulary
• Enjoying recess and outside time with friends
• Learning during calendar and weather time
• Singing, listening to music, and doing drama and plays
• Learning to use scissors and how to hold a pencil
• Beginning writing
• Learning how to use technology
• Mastering letter recognition and working on written expression
• Pretending to cook and playing with playdough
• Spending one-on-one time with the teacher
• Exercising with music
• Exploring in outdoor learning environments
• Creating through art, such as coloring, painting and more
Angleton ISD follows the Texas Education Agency’s Pre-K Guidelines. Our comprehensive early childhood instructional model is enriched by using Scholastic's research-based Big Day for Pre-K curriculum for all our Pre-K students. Angleton ISD’s high-quality Pre-K instructional framework inspires curiosity, builds confidence and kindergarten readiness. Students will have fun while developing the following skills:
- Social and Emotional Development
- Language and Communication
- Emergent Literacy Reading
- Emergent Literacy Writing
- Social Studies
- Fine Arts
- Physical Development and Health
Does completing an application mean my child qualifies for Pre-k?
No. Once you apply, we will review the application to determine whether your child is eligible for Pre-K. Someone from your zoned campus will reach out to you if they have any questions or need any additional documentation.
What if I don’t have access to a smartphone, computer, or the internet?
We highly encourage online registration through our website. However, if you need to register in person you may visit your zoned campus on school days beginning April 12, 2021 between 9 AM and 2 PM.
Which campuses should I choose when completing my application?
You will need to choose the school for which you are zoned based on your home address. You can input your address into the School Locator tool to find your zoned campus.
What Pre-K campuses should I list if I believe my child will need a bilingual/ESL classroom?
You should still list your neighborhood campus. If, after language testing, the Pre-K team determines that your child needs a bilingual/ESL placement, your child will be assigned to the appropriate campus.
What will the process be this year for conducting language testing?
The language testing process normally takes place in person. However, due to COVID-19, we are working to adjust the process to ensure it is safe for all families and staff. We will share updates once plans have been finalized.
Are the hours of full-day Pre-K the same as the elementary school hours?
Yes, the hours for Pre-K students will be the same as students in grades K-5.
Will Pre-K students take a nap in a full-day program?
Yes, a quiet time will be provided for all Pre-k students.
Will Pre-K students in a full-day program attend ‘specials’ classes?
Yes, Pre-K students will attend P.E., music and library classes.
Who should I contact if I have other questions or would like support in completing the application?
Please contact Vicki Harmon, Director of Elementary Education, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org