Clark Primary, Heritage, Link, Lewis, and Thompson Elementary Schools to Benefit from grant
HOUSTON – May 31, 2016 – This fall Spring ISD is taking another step to expand prekindergarten offerings with the help of a grant from the Texas Education Agency. Through the High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program, the district will offer free full-day Pre-K classrooms at Clark Primary, Heritage, Link, Lewis, and Thompson Elementary Schools. Nearly 500 students will benefit from the increase.
Students who are four years old, reside within the school attendance zones, have registered at the school and meet eligibility requirements will be eligible to start classes when the 2016-17 school year begins on Aug. 22.
“Prekindergarten offers our youngest learners the opportunity to foster school readiness by building the foundational skills they need to develop academic achievement and social and emotional intelligence,” said Spring ISD Director for Early Childhood Programs Maria Solis. “We are committed to building a high quality prekindergarten program by increasing the number of full-day classrooms, which allows for more instructional time to build early literacy and math skills. The HB4 grant helps us get one step closer to our goal of full-day Pre-K for all.”
The district also plans to develop focused family and community engagement activities for students enrolled in the program. Parents will receive training to enhance and extend classroom learning, bridge communication gaps, and increase participation in their child’s education plan.
Spring ISD requires that prekindergarten students are four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016 and qualify because they meet one or more of the following criteria: economically disadvantaged, homeless, children of military personnel and or speak a language other than English.
Parents interested in applying for the program should contact the campus where the student is zoned or the Spring ISD Schools Office at 281-891-6397.
Full day Pre-K program available at these Spring ISD campuses:
- Clark Primary Elementary School
12625 River Laurel Dr, Houston, TX 77014
- Heritage Elementary School
12255 T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77067
- Link Elementary School
2815 Ridge Hollow Dr, Houston, TX 77067
- Lewis Elementary School
3230 Spears Rd, Houston, TX 77067
- Thompson Elementary School
12470 Walters Rd, Houston, TX 77014