Why Kindergarten?

For many children, kindergarten is their first introduction to school and one that sets them on a path for the next 13 years in the Arlington ISD. It’s when students meet their first teachers and start friendships that could last a lifetime. And most importantly, kindergarten starts the foundation for an exciting time of learning and growth.

Motor skills increase along with self-reliance and self-confidence. They complete assignments with little or no help, accept responsibilities and learn to follow rules set by people other than their parents.

And there’s recess, lunchtime, music and arts and crafts too!

Start the journey by registering your child for Kindergarten in the Arlington ISD.

Frequently Asked Questions

In accordance with state law, students who are 5 years old on or before September 1 are eligible for kindergarten. A child may be enrolled in the first grade if he or she is at least 6 years of age at the beginning of the current school year or has been enrolled in the first grade or completed kindergarten in a public school of another state prior to transferring to the district. (TEC 42.003(c))

Kindergarten registration will open for the 2020-21 school year on Monday, April 20, 2020. You can register your child using your computer or phone. Start the registration online process now by visiting our registration page.

Visit the SchoolMint site or download the SchoolMint app on your phone. Create a new login for your family or use an existing login if you have previously used SchoolMint. Once you get logged in, you can begin registration immediately! If you have more than one student to register, you do not need to create a new login for each student; simply click “Add Another Student” to begin registering your other students.

Parents or guardians of new students will be required to submit the following documents before the start of the school year. You may do this during online registration that begins April 20 or provide them later:

  • Birth certificate
  • Current immunization record (click here for Texas Department of State Health Services immunization requirements for K-12 schools)
  • Proof of residence in the school district (lease agreement if renting or contract of sale or a tax statement if purchasing)
  • Last report card or withdrawal form from a previous school district (if applicable)
  • Social Security card

To register your child for the 2020-21 school year, please visit the AISD’s Registration webpage.

Once the AISD is no longer closed due to COVID-19, all of our campuses have computers on-site that you can use. Also, the Arlington Public Library will have computers available for use after it reopens because of the coronavirus closure.

AISD kindergarten students go to school a full day and follow the AISD elementary schedule. School begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m.

Students will learn a multitude of social and content concepts and skills. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten identify the skills and concepts that 5-year-olds are expected to know and be able to do by the completion of the kindergarten year. They can be found on the TEA Website.

Students in the Arlington ISD are zoned for a campus based on their home address. Click here to search for your child’s home campus. Parents may request a transfer to a different campus during the district’s designated transfer window. Transfers will be granted based on availability at the requested campus.

Please email the Kindergarten Operations team at kinderquestions@aisd.net.

Kindergarten Curriculum

Each grade has specific standards or objectives, which outline what students are to learn, called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Input from teachers, other stakeholders and early childhood experts help form these standards. In kindergarten, these TEKS have a strong emphasis on early literacy development. Kindergarteners also engage in math, science, social studies, art, fine arts and physical education experiences. The use of instructional technology is integrated into learning, as are other age-appropriate tools and activities.