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Military Families Q&A

Does your district offer a Pre-K program?

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Yes, we offer Full-day programs for four-year olds if the student/family qualifies. Contact the Registrar at Effie Morris Early Learning Academy for information on qualifications.

Effie Morris Early Learning Academy

A child is eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class under this section if the child is at least three years of age and:
1- is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
2- is educationally disadvantaged;
3- is homeless, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child’s guardian or other person having lawful control of the child;
4- is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority;
5- is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
6- is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201 (Full Adversary Hearing; Findings of the Court), Family Code; or
7- is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:    
    (A) a peace officer under Section 3106.002 (Peace Officers’ Star of Texas Award),          Government Code;
    (B) a firefighter under Section 3106.003 (Firefighters’ Star of Texas Award), Government Code; or
    (C) an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004 (Emergency Medical First Responders’ Star of Texas Award), Government Code.

Will credits from courses taken at previous out-of-state high school be accepted?

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Yes. Lake Worth ISD adheres to the Military Interstate Compact, therefore credits that students receive from their previous school are automatically accepted.

Will I be able to enroll in the necessary coursework to graduate on time?

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Lake Worth ISD will make all efforts to work with each individual student to ensure they have the opportunity to graduate on time.

What should I do if my child is interested in extra-curricular activities?

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Students are welcome to contact the school and their information will immediately be given to the sponsors of the extra-curricular activities so that they can be included in them, even when school is not in session. Students are also eligible to audition during the open audition periods, but it is not possible to include them during elections since they are only held at certain time periods.

Does your district offer AP courses?

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Yes, we offer a variety of AP courses. Course availability varies. For questions please contact the campus counselors:

Lake Worth High School

Is tutoring availble if my child is struggling academically with the transition?

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Yes. Campus-based tutoring is available for transitioning military connected students. In addition, * has free tutoring for military connected students. for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection.

*This is not an endorsement of this particular service.