Photo courtesy SISD

SISD expands Pre-K: Free full-day for all 4-year-olds, New 3-year-old student program

Wednesday afternoon, Socorro Independent School District officials announced expansion of their Pre-K programs with a free full-day pre-kindergarten program for all 4-year-olds and a new program for 3-year-old students.

“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’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.

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.


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 information on registration, click here.  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. 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


SGT. Jose F. Carrasco Elementary

14900 Tierra Mirage St., 79938