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Apply for Transitional Kindergarten

In accordance with the Kindergarten Readiness Act, in the 2015-16 school year, children who turn 5 years old on or before September 1st will be admitted into Kindergarten. Children who turn 5 years old on September 2nd through December 2nd in 2015 are age-eligible for an extra year of public school, Transitional Kindergarten (TK).

Transitional Kindergarten bridges the preschool and Kindergarten years.  Taught by a multiple-subject credentialed teacher, TK is part of a two-year Kindergarten program that offers a modified curriculum which is based on the CA Preschool Learning Foundations and the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. This grade level provides children time to build necessary social, developmental, and academic skills for Kindergarten success and beyond.

At the time of application, eligible students will be placed in Transitional Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year then continue into Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.

DISCOVER

Transitional Kindergarten is offered at the following SFUSD Early Education Schools (EES) and Elementary Schools (ES). Please note that Junipero Serra Annex EES and Zaida T. Rodriguez EES are offering TK Spanish Dual Language Learners programs.  Stevenson ES and Tule Elk Park EES are offering Special Education Services for TK as well.  Families interested in visiting Transitional Kindergarten classrooms should contact the sites directly to schedule a tour.

APPLY & ENROLL

The application and enrollment process for Transitional Kindergarten parallels the application and enrollment process for elementary schools as described in the “Apply” and “Enroll” sections of this guide. Please see the policy section for a description of the TK assignment process.  Parents who are interested in Transitional Kindergarten should complete a regular Enrollment Application form. Submit the form and supporting documents to the Educational Placement Center located at 555 Franklin Street, Room 100; San Francisco, CA. 94102.

Transitional Kindergarten Sites for the 2015-16 School Year:

SCHOOL SITE 

PHONE 

TK HOURS 

Alvarado Elementary School

 625 Douglas Street, S.F. CA. 94114 (Noe Valley)

(415) 750-8456 

7:50a-1:50p 

Argonne Early Education School

750 – 16th Avenue, S.F., CA. 94118 (Richmond District)

(415) 750-8617 

8:00a-2:00p 

Commodore Stockton Early Education School

1 Trenton Street, S.F., CA. 94108 (Chinatown)

(415) 291-7932 

8:15a-2:15p 

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School

50 Pomona Street, S.F., CA. 94124 (Bayview)

(415) 330-1526 

7:50a-1:50p 

Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School

3125 Cesar Chavez St, S.F., CA. 94110 (Mission District)

 

(415) 695-5770 

8:35a-2:35p 

John McLaren Early Education School

2055 Sunnydale Avenue, S.F., CA. 94134 (Visitacion Valley)

 

(415) 469-4519 

8:30a-2:30p 

Junipero Serra Annex Early Education School

155 Appleton Street, S.F., CA. 94110 (Outer Mission/Bernal Heights)

 

(415) 920-5138 

8:45a-2:45p 

Leola M. Havard Early Education School

1520 Oakdale Avenue, S.F., CA. 94124 (Bayview/Hunters Point)

(415) 695-5660

8:30a-2:30p

Noriega Early Education School

1775-44th Avenue, S.F., CA. 94122 (Outer Sunset)

(415) 759-2853

8:00a-2:00p

Presidio Early Education School

387 Moraga Avenue, S.F., CA. 94129 (Presidio National Park)

(415) 561-5822

8:00a-2:00p

R. L. Stevenson Elementary School

2051 – 34th Avenue, S.F., CA. 94116 (Outer Sunset)

(415) 759-2837

8:40a-2:40p

Redding Elementary School

1421 Pine Street, S.F., CA 94109 (Nob Hill)

(415) 749-3525

8:25a-2:30p

Tule Elk Park Early Education School

2110 Greenwich Street, S.F., CA. 94123 (Marina/Cow Hallow)

(415) 749-3551

8:30a-2:30p

Ulloa Elementary School

2650 - 42nd Avenue, S.F., CA. 94116 (Parkside)

(415) 759-2841

9:30a-3:30p

Zaida T. Rodriguez Early Education School

421 Bartlett Avenue, S.F., CA.  94110 (Mission District)

(415) 695-5844

 8:00a-2:00p

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM TIE-BREAKERS

Students who are eligible and are requesting Transitional Kindergarten will be assigned to their highest ranked request as long as there is space at the school. If there are more students applying than there are openings at a school, choice assignments will be made by looking to all the possible combinations of tie-breakers in the following hierarchical order:

1
Presently enrolled in a SFUSD Early Education School offering TK
Students who have been enrolled in a pre-K program in the 2013-14 school year where TK will be offered in 2014-15 will receive this tiebreaker for their current school.
2
Has a younger/older sibling enrolled in a SFUSD Pre-K/K-5 program and are requesting placement at the same site
In an effort to support families with siblings, the TK student will have a tiebreaker for the site where a younger/older sibling is already attending a pre-K/K-5 program. Siblings are defined as students with the same parent/guardian and living at the same address.
3
Test score areas
Students who live in areas of the city with the lowest average test scores.
4
No tie-breakers
Students who do not have a tie-breaker.

If these tie-breakers do not resolve ties, then ties will be resolved by random lottery.

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