Kinder Academy

  • Kinder Academy is also known as "Transitional Kindergarten," TK, or KA. It 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.

    Kindergarten and KA Eligibility

    The cutoff date for Kindergarten is September 1st. Any child who will turn age 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2019 is eligible to enroll in Kindergarten Academy for the 2019-20 school year.

    • If space is available, children who turn 5 between December 3 and January 2, 2020 may be enrolled in Kinder Academy if determined to be developmentally ready.
    • Once those students are enrolled, if space is still available, children who turn 5 between January 3 and January 31, 2020 may be enrolled if determined to be developmentally ready. 

    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.

    Start the process

    • For our elementary schools: click here to Register Online.
    • If you are interested in one of our charter schools, the lottery application window closed on February 15, 2019. Contact the charter school if you are interested in getting on a waiting list. Please visit the Charter School page for contact information.

    The State of California Department of Education has published frequently asked questions about Kinder Academy or Transitional Kindergarten FAQs.

    Kinder Academy Brochure - English | Kinder Academy Brochure - Spanish

    For more information contact Teaching & Learning, K-6 office at 707-890-3800 x80301