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SISD expands Pre-K opportunities with free full-day for all 4-year-olds and new 3-year-old student program

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SISD expands Pre-K opportunities with free full-day for all 4-year-olds and new 3-year-old student program
SISD Pre-K, new kindergarten, 3-year-old student registration is April 4

The Socorro Independent School District is expanding opportunities for young students across the region by offering for the first time a free full-day pre-kindergarten program for all 4-year-olds and a new program for 3-year-old students. SISD’s early childhood programs provide engaging, hands-on learning to build a solid foundation for students to succeed in their academic journey. The curriculum includes social and emotional development, language development, technology, social studies, math, science and physical development. In addition, new Pre-K and kindergarten students may apply for the Dual Language Academy.

“We are eager to welcome new students to our outstanding school district, especially 3- and 4-year-olds who will benefit greatly from the endless opportunities in Team SISD,” said SISD Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D. “They will have a great start with highly qualified and effective educators who are dedicated to ensuring our youngest students have the instruction and guidance that will lead them to a successful future.”

SISD will have a pre-kindergarten, new kindergarten, and 3-year-old student registration day for the 2020-2021 school year from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at elementary schools across the district.

Pre-K:  SISD will offer FREE, FULL DAY PRE-K for all four-year-old students in the 2020-2021 school year, regardless of their eligibility. A child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020 to qualify.

New Kindergarten: Registration on April 4 is for students not currently enrolled in SISD Pre-K.  A child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2020 to qualify.

3-Year-Old Program: SISD will implement a free districtwide half-day program in 2020-2021 for 3-year-olds who qualify based on economic, language, homeless or (active) military requirements as established by the state. A child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2020 to qualify. The 3-year-old student program will be housed at O’Shea Keleher Elementary and Escontrias Early Childhood Center.

Pre-K/Kindergarten Dual Language:  New Pre-K/Kindergarten students (not currently enrolled in SISD Pre-K) will have the opportunity to apply for SISD’S Dual Language Academy.  The academy will be available for students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year at Dr. Sue Shook and Myrtle Cooper elementary schools.

Schedule Your Appointment:  To expedite the process, registration will be conducted on an appointment basis and will begin with an online form. Parents or legal guardians are asked to submit basic information via a secure online form on the SISD website, which will be available March 4, 2020 on They can schedule their registration time online; appointments are on a first come, first served basis. Parents will complete registration at their scheduled time or on a walk-in basis on April 4, those that did not secure an appointment will be able to register on a first come, first served walk-in basis.

The following documents will be required during registration: student birth certificate, immunization record, social security card (optional), a current utility bill, and an identification for the parent or legal guardian registering the child.

For more information on SISD Pre-K, visit For information on registration, visit:

Registration locations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4:

Benito Martínez Elementary
2640 Robert Wynn St., 79936

Bill Sybert School
11530 Edgemere Blvd., 79936

Cactus Trails Elementary
14701 Ralph Seitsinger Dr., 79938

Campestre Elementary
11399 Socorro Rd., 79927

Chester E. Jordan Elementary
13995 Jason Crandall Dr., 79938

Desert Wind School
1100 Colina de Paz Dr., 79928

Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary
13777 Paseo del Este Blvd., 79928

Élfida P. Chávez Elementary
11720 Pebble Hills Blvd., 79936

Ernesto Serna School
11471 Alameda Ave., 79927

Escontrias ECC
10400 Alameda Ave., 79927

H.D. Hilley Elementary
693 N. Rio Vista Rd., 79927

Helen Ball Elementary
1950 Firehouse Dr., 79936

Horizon Heights Elementary
13601 Ryderwood Ave., 79928

Hueco Elementary
300 Old HuecoTanks Rd., 79927

James P. Butler Elementary
14251 Ralph Seitsinger Dr., 79938            

Jane A. Hambric School
3535 Nolan Richardson Dr., 79936

John Drugan School
12451 Pellicano Dr., 79928

Loma Verde Elementary
12150 Ted Houghton Dr., 79936

Lujan-Chávez Elementary
2200 Sun Country Dr., 79938

Mission Ridge Elementary
150 Nonap Rd., 79928

Myrtle Cooper Elementary
1515 Rebecca Ann Dr., 79936

O’Shea Keleher Elementary
1800 Leroy Bonse Dr., 79936

Paso del Norte Elementary
12300 Tierra Este Rd., 79938

Purple Heart Elementary
14400 GR Campuzano Dr., 79938

Robert R. Rojas Elementary
500 Bauman Rd., 79927

SGT. Jose F. Carrasco Elementary
14900 Tierra Mirage St., 79938

Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary
12860 Tierra Sonora Dr., 79938

Sierra Vista Elementary
1501 Bob Hope Dr., 79936

Vista del Sol Elementary
11851 Vista del Sol Dr., 79936

Published February 19, 2020

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