Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a full day class offered at several schools in OUSD. For the 23-24 school year, children are eligible if they have a birthdate between September 2, 2018 and April 1, 2019. For the 24-25 school year, children are eligible if they have a birthdate between September 2, 2019 and June 1, 2020.
TK is the first of a two-year kindergarten experience designed to meet the specific needs of four and five-year-old children. TK teachers are credentialed with specialized training in teaching young children. Aligned with the California Common Core Standards for kindergarten, instruction focuses on all areas of child development, including social emotional, literacy and math foundations, as well as fine and gross motor skills. TK classrooms are nurturing environments where children learn through individual and small group instruction that is hands-on and play-based.
Eligible Transitional Kindergarten students will be placed in a TK program for the upcoming school year and automatically continue to kindergarten the following year. Families do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten unless they wish to change schools.
Families who wish to enroll a child who is younger than the age range above, may complete this form so that their request may be considered.
Where is TK offered?
TK programs are available at the following school sites:
Carl B. Munck
Chabot (located at Kaiser ECE)
Highland Community School
Hillcrest (located at Kaiser ECE)
International Community School
Korematsu Discovery Academy
Lockwood STEAM Academy
Madison Park Primary
Melrose Leadership Academy
Oakland Academy of Knowledge (OAK)
Peralta (located at Kaiser ECE)
Piedmont Avenue Elementary
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