What is Transitional Kindergarten?
The TK program is considered the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that focuses on preparing students for kindergarten. The program is a full-day program, with no cost to parents.
Our Transitional Kindergarten Program will provide the youngest kindergarteners with a readiness year that is developmentally appropriate and will better prepare them for success once they enter traditional kindergarten.
Is my child eligible to attend TK?
For the current school year:
A child is eligible to attend TK for the 2022 – 2023 school year if they will have their 5th birthday between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023.
For the 2023-2024 School Year:
A child is eligible to attend TK for the 2023 – 2024 school year if they will have their 5th birthday between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024
Is TK mandatory?
No. TK nor kindergarten is a mandatory grade. However, children who attend TK and Kindergarten are more likely to thrive in school academically and socio-emotionally as they enter 1st grade.
Does it cost anything to enroll my child in TK?
No. There is no cost for students to attend TK.
Will TK be offered at all elementary schools?
Locations will depend on enrollment numbers and can vary from year to year.
Will the district provide transportation if TK is not offered at my home school?
No. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or caregiver.
After attending the TK program what grade will my student attend the following year?
The TK program is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience. After completing a year of the TK program, a student would then attend a traditional kindergarten program at their home school.