Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions with some helpful answers. If you don’t find an answer, we encourage you to reach us at

Apply for our East Dallas Charter Schools and Pre-kindergarten – click HERE.

Apply for our East Dallas P-3 Home Visiting Parent Education Program – English click HERE and Spanish click HERE.

Apply for Bachman Lake P-3 Home Visiting Parent Education Program – click HERE.

Nondiscrimination Statement:  Admission is not based on gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, artistic, or athletic ability, or the district the child would otherwise attend. Lumin admits students without regard for the above descriptors to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Charter Admission Policy Statement

Click HERE to read the Admission Policy Statement for our East Dallas Charter School.

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can I contact for a tour of one of Lumin Education’s campuses?

You may contact the School Director at any school for information about scheduling a tour and more.

  • Lumin East Dallas Community School
    Sylvie Fitzgerald, School Director, 214.824.8950 x 267
  • Lumin Lindsley Park Community School
    Becki Hardie, School Director, 214.321.9155 x 101
  • Lumin Bachman Lake Community School
    Heidi Hodges, School Director, 214.351.6700 x 3030

Will eligibility to enroll be verified?

Yes. Applicants must provide valid identification such as a birth certificate to verify their age and evidence that they reside within Lumin Education’s geographic boundaries. (A utility bill, lease agreement, or other documentation may be evidence.) If incorrect information is provided in the application, admission may be revoked.

Are there Pre-Kindergarten admissions opportunities?

Yes. The majority of new students admitted each year are pre-kindergarten children. Pre-kindergarten classes are offered at both Lumin Lindsley Park Community School and at Lumin East Dallas Community School. State law requires that pre-kindergarten children must meet certain requirements in order to be enrolled in state-funded pre-kindergarten classes.

To be eligible for free, half-day pre-kindergarten, the law requires that the child be at least three years of age (as of September 1st) and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The child is unable to speak or comprehend the English language;
  • The child qualifies for the national free or reduced lunch program;
  • The child is homeless;
  • The child has a parent who is an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces or was injured or killed while on active duty;
  • The child has a parent who received the Star of Texas Award or has been nominated for such award; or
  • The child has ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Texas Education Code, Section 29.153(b).

Does Lumin Education offer tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten?

Yes. A limited number of spaces are available on a tuition basis. Tuition for the program is set each year by the Texas Education Agency and is approximately $500 a month.

How many openings does Lumin expect to have for the 2022-23 school year?

We anticipate approximately 70 openings in the pre-kindergarten classes, and in addition, there are usually between 10 and 15 spots for kindergarten and between 10 and 15 spots for the elementary class (grades 1-3). The exact number may not be determined until the time of the lottery because the number of current students who are returning and the number of applicants entitled to an exemption from the lottery must be confirmed first. However, openings may occur after the lottery is drawn and even after the start of school. At that time, applicants on the waiting list will be offered a spot.

Does Lumin Education provide financial assistance for Pre-kindergarten tuition?

For those families who do not meet the state requirements for free pre-kindergarten, Lumin Education has some financial assistance available. A request for financial assistance should be submitted to the school director. The ability to grant financial assistance will depend on the resources available and the number of families requesting assistance.

Charter Application Process

When is the application available?

The application for the 2022 -2023 school year is available on the website.

If you have questions about the application process:

If you have any questions about the application or the application process email 

Or, call Sylvie Fitzgerald, Lumin East Dallas Community School Director (214) 824-8950, ext. 267 call Becki Hardie, Lumin Lindsley Park Community School Director (214) 321-9155, ext. 101.

For help in Spanish call Bea Jeronimo, (214) 824-8950, ext. 241.

When is the deadline to submit an application?

Applications completed for the 2022-2023 school year must be submitted online no later March 22, 2022, at 2:00 pm, to be included in the lottery.

Applications received after the March 22 deadline will be placed on the waiting list in the order received, and after the applications that arrived before the deadline.

What happens after I complete an application?

A lottery will be held within two weeks of the application deadline. You will be notified if your child’s name is drawn.

For pre-kindergarten students only, documentation will be requested to verify eligibility for free pre-kindergarten.

Are there preferences in the lottery and admission process?

The following preferences and priorities apply in the admission process:

  1. Exemptions from the lottery (to the extent spaces are available):
    1. Siblings of currently enrolled students;
    2. Children of current Lumin employees;
  2. Preference is given to students who live within the following service area:
    1. 5600-7199 blocks of East Grand Avenue; 300-1199 blocks of Beacon Street, and addresses that lie within the area bounded by those two streets and the place where the Santa Fe Railroad tracks used to lie.
    2. If you live within the service area (see map), you must provide proof of residency such as a recent utility bill, a copy of your rental agreement, or a copy of your deed to secure this preference.
    3. If all available slots are not filled by the end of the application period, Lumin may admit applicants living within Lumin’s geographic boundaries.
    4. Children applying for pre-kindergarten must be at least 3 years old as of September 1, 2022 and children applying for kindergarten must be 5 years old as of September 1, 2022.


Enrollment meetings will be scheduled in April after the lottery. For pre-kindergarten students only, eligibility will be verified, and you will be notified of the documentation required.

Enrollment for all applicants will require documentation of birthdate, name, and residence. More information about the enrollment process will be provided after the lottery.

What happens if my child's name is not drawn in the lottery?

Your child will remain on the waitlist until a spot opens in the grade to which you applied.  There is frequent movement in the enrollment, so if space becomes available, you will be notified.

Do you accept applications after the enrollment deadline?

Yes.  Applications received after the application deadline are added to the waitlist in the order received.

Tuition-based admission - Pre-kindergarten only

A limited number of spaces are available for pre-kindergarten children who do not qualify for state funding. Contact  for more information.

Application in English and Spanish


Click HERE to go to the Charter School application in English and Spanish.

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