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What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional kindergarten (TK) bridges the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten years. It is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that has been implemented in California for children who are not old enough yet for kindergarten, but want to build their social, developmental and academic skills. TK classrooms are taught by amultiple-subject credentialed teacher and the TK curriculum is based on the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. TK is offered at select SFUSD Early Education Schools and elementary schools.

What are TK requirements?

TK is for students who will be turning age 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2019. (California law requires that children be age 5 on or before September 1, 2019 to be eligible for kindergarten, and age 6 on or before September 1, 2019 to be eligible for first-grade.) See the age chart below.

Students who complete TK will be required to apply for kindergarten the followingyear and will receive a tiebreaker preference if they choose to continue in their existingelementary school.

If your child will be...

Age…

On or before…

Apply for…

3

December 2, 2019

Prekindergarten

4

December 2, 2019

Prekindergarten

5

Between September 2 and

December 2, 2019

Transitional kindergarten

5

September 1, 2019

Kindergarten

6

September 1, 2019

First grade

How to apply?

Applying for TK is similar to the application and enrollment process for elementaryschool grades. Families should complete the application form and submit itto the Educational Placement Center (EPC) by January 11, 2019. Families who apply by January 11, 2019 will be mailed their school assignments on March 15,2019.

Transitional Kindergarten Sites for the 2019-20 School Year:

SCHOOL SITE 

PHONE 

TK HOURS 

ADDTIONAL SERVICES

Alvarado Elementary School

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

(415) 750-8456 

7:50a-1:50p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Argonne Early Education School

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

(415) 750-8617 

8:00a-2:00p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Commodore Stockton Early Education School

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

(415) 291-7932 

8:15a-2:15p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Bessie Carmichael Elementary School

375 - 7th Street, S.F., CA 94103 (SOMA)
(415) 615-8441 8:40a-2:40p
After School Options (Based on availability)

Bret Harte Elementary School

1035 Gilman Avenue, S.F., CA 94124 (Bayview)
415-330-1520 8:25a-2:40p
After School Options (Based on availability)

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School

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

(415) 330-1526 

7:50a-1:50p

Before/After School Options (Based on availability)
Dr. William Cobb Elementary School
2725 California Street, S.F., CA 94115 (Lower Pacific Heights)
(415) 749-3505 8:40a-2:40p After School Options (Based on availability)

Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School

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

(415) 695-5770 

8:35a-2:35p

After School Options (Based on availability)
Malcolm X Elementary School
350 Harbor Road, S.F., CA 94124
(Bayview)
415-695-5950 8:00a-2:40p After School Options (Based on availability)

John McLaren Early Education School

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

(415) 469-4519 

8:30a-2:30p

Before/After School Options (Based on availability)

Junipero Serra Annex Early Education School

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

(415) 920-5138 

8:45a-2:45p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Noriega Early Education School

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

(415) 759-2853 

8:00am-2:00pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

Presidio Early Education School

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

(415) 561-5822 

8:00am-2:00pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

R. L. Stevenson Elementary School (Special Education only)

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

(415) 759-2837 

8:40am-2:40pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

Redding Elementary School

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

(415) 749-3525 

8:25am-2:30pm

Before/After School Options (Based on availability)

Sheridan Elementary School

431 Capitol Avenue, S.F., CA 94112 (Ocean View)
(415) 469-4743 7:50am-1:50pm
Before/After School Options (Based on availability)

Tule Elk Park Early Education School

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

(415) 749-3551 

8:30am-2:30pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

Zaida T. Rodriguez Early Education School

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

(415) 695-5844 

 8:00am-2:00pm

N/A

TK Tiebreakers

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 tiebreakers in the following hierarchical order:

1
PreK at the same school
Presently enrolled in a SFUSD Early Education School offering TK.  Students who have been enrolled in a pre-K program in the 2018-19 school year where TK will be offered in 2019-20 will receive this tiebreaker for their current school.
2
Sibling
Has a younger sibling enrolled in a SFUSD PreK program or an older sibling enrolled at the elementary school where TK is offered and are requesting placement at the same site. 
3
Test Score Area (CTIP1)
Students who live in areas of the city with the lowest average test scores.
4
No tiebreakers
Students who do not have a tiebreaker.

If these tiebreakers do not resolve ties, then ties will be resolved by random lottery.

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