Pursuant to law, (EC 48000[c]), a child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2.
California law (EC 48000) defines transitional kindergarten as “the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.” While no state curriculum is mandated, local education agencies must modify the local course of study in order to provide age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for transitional kindergarten.
Transitional Kindergarten Program Description
The Hickman Community Charter District Transitional Kindergarten option will follow the Hickman Charter School’s independent study model. This will include:
Students who complete the transitional kindergarten program shall be eligible to continue in kindergarten the following school year at either Hickman Charter School or Hickman Middle School.
A student shall not attend more than two years in a combination of transitional kindergarten and kindergarten. (Education Code 46300)