2024-2025 PreK Enrollment

2024-2025 PreK Enrollment Information
Welcome to the Cumberland Academy Family! 
Cumberland Academy is a public charter school that offers a unique educational experience to students in Smith and surrounding counties. We provide our students with advanced technology, academic rigor, and extracurricular activities in academics, arts, and athletics. If you're interested in Cumberland Academy, please visit the "Our Campuses" section on our website to learn more about what we have to offer. 
Lottery applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be available at 10:00 AM on January 1, 2024. 
The deadline to apply for the lottery is April 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Only one application is allowed per student. 
If you apply after April 1st, your child will be placed on our waiting list. Once you submit your application online, you will receive a confirmation email within 3-4 business days to let you know that we have received your application. 
On April 1st, 2024, you will receive an email that will contain the eligibility paperwork that you need to fill out and return to us. Please be aware that you will not be able to submit any documentation until this date. 
The eligibility paperwork will determine whether your child qualifies for tuition-free PreK or if you will need to pay a monthly tuition fee.
PreK students must be four years old by September 1, 2024, to be eligible for admission to our full-day PreK program.

Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility and Admissions
(If you meet one of the eligibility requirements below, then PreK is free. If you do not, then you will have a monthly fee due for the following months of August 2024 through May 2025.)  
• be unable to speak and comprehend the English language 
• be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, NSLP)
• be homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act
• be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority 
• be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty 
• have ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas DFPS (foster care) following an adversary hearing 
• has been in foster care in another state or territory, if the child resides in this state
• is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award such as:
  1. a peace officer under Texas Government Code, §3106.002 
  2. a firefighter under Texas Government Code, §3106.003 
  3.  an emergency medical first responder under Texas Government Code, §3106.004 
PreK-5th Elementary Enrollment - elemenrollment@cumberlandacademy.com