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Kindergarten Academy Information

Kindergarten Academy (CA Transitional Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Academy is SRCS's Transitional Kindergarten. Kindergarten Academy (or KA) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program in Santa Rosa City Schools created under state law for children who will turn age five during the months/years shown in the table below.  After your child completes Year One of the two-year kindergarten program, they will be promoted to Kindergarten.

Senate Bill (SB) 1381, the Kindergarten Readiness Act, required California school districts to transition to a two-year kindergarten program beginning in 2012. SRCS offers Kindergarten Academy at all elementary schools.

A Change in Kindergarten and KA Eligibility
As shown in the table below, any child who will turn age five between September 2, and December 2, 2018  is eligible to enroll in Kindergarten Academy. The cutoff date for Kindergarten has been changed to September 1st.  

If space is available children who turn 5 between December 3 and January 2, 2019 may be enrolled in Kinder Academy if determined to be developmentally ready.  Then if space is still available children who turn 5 between January 3 and January 31, 2019 may be enrolled if determined to be developmentally ready. 


Kindergarten Registration begins January 16, 2018

SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019Enroll in KA if Your Child Turns Five Between:
Age eligible for Kinder AcademySeptember 2 and December 2, 2018
Enrollment accepted if space is available &  child is  determined to be developmentally ready.​December 3 and January 2, 2019
Enrollment accepted if space is available & child is determined to be  developmentally ready.​January 3 and January 31, 2019

If your child was born before September 2, they will be registered for Kindergarten but after being assessed, the teacher may recommend enrolling in the Kinder Academy if they feel the extra year would benefit the child. The choice is up to the parents.

Frequently Asked Questions/Kinder Academy brochure download
The State of California Department of Education has published frequently asked questions about Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Academy (view FAQS).

 View a copy of SRCS's KA brochure English, Español.


For more information contact Curriculm and Instruction K-6 at (707) 528-5272.