Transitional Kindergarten

What is TK?

As the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) describes:

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a special program designed for students who turn 5 in the fall – and are not quite old enough to enroll in traditional kindergarten. A child is eligible for TK if they have their 5th birthday between September 2 and December 2 (inclusive).

TK is designed as the first year of a two-year kindergarten program using modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. A child who completes one year in a TK program, will continue in a kindergarten program for one additional year. 

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. You may begin the online enrollment process online or at the identified TK site. 

If you wish to enroll at a school other than your identified TK site of residence, you must complete a transfer form with Student Supports. For more information regarding transfers, call LMSV Schools Student Supports at (619) 668-5700. Transfer forms are available under the Related Resources section on our transfer page.

Where is TK for the 2020-2021 school year?

Your home address determines your identified TK site. TK will be hosted at the following sites:

  • Kempton (home to TK for Kempton, Bancroft and La Presa families)
  • Highlands (home to TK for Highlands and Sweetwater Springs families)
  • Casa de Oro (home to TK for Casa de Oro and Loma families)
  • Murdock (home to TK for Murdock families)
  • Lemon Avenue (home to TK for Lemon Avenue families)
  • La Mesa Dale (home to TK for La Mesa Dale and Rolando families)
  • Maryland Avenue (home to TK for Maryland Avenue and Murray Manor* families)
  • Northmont (home to TK for Northmont and Murray Manor* families)
  • Fletcher Hills (home to TK for Fletcher Hills families)

*Murray Manor resident students are in an optional attendance area and may enroll at either Northmont or Maryland Avenue without completing a transfer form.

Avondale and Rancho resident students are in an optional attendance area and may enroll at either CDO or Highlands without completing a transfer form.

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

Enrollment begins March 1, 2021. You may begin the online enrollment process on March 1st or you may also enroll at the identified TK site. 

If you wish to enroll at a school other than your identified TK site of residence, you must complete a transfer form with Student Services. For more information regarding transfers, call LMSV Schools Student Services at (619) 668-5700. For more information regarding transfers, call LMSV Schools Student Supports at (619) 668-5700. Transfer forms are available under the Related Resources section on our transfer page.

Where is TK for the 2021-2022 school year?

Your home address determines your identified TK site. TK will be hosted at the following sites:

  • Kempton (home to TK for Kempton, Bancroft and La Presa families)
  • Highlands (home to TK for Highlands, Sweetwater Springs, Avondale*, and Rancho* families)
  • Casa de Oro (home to TK for Casa de Oro, Loma, Avondale*, and Rancho* families)
  • Murdock (home to TK for Murdock families)
  • Lemon Avenue (home to TK for Lemon Avenue families)
  • La Mesa Dale (home to TK for La Mesa Dale and Rolando families)
  • Maryland Avenue (home to TK for Maryland Avenue and Murray Manor families)
  • Northmont (home to TK for Northmont and Fletcher Hills families)

*Avondale resident students are in an optional attendance area and may enroll at either Highlands or Casa De Oro without completing a transfer form.

*Rancho resident students are in an optional attendance area and may enroll at either Highlands or Casa De Oro without completing a transfer form.

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  • All-Day Kindergarten Offered at all Schools
  • Engaging Before and After School Care Offered at all Schools
  • Exemplary Staff Dedicated to Educating, Supporting, and Nurturing ALL Children
  • Innovative Educational Programs and Academies Including:
    • Arts and Music Education
    • Spanish Language Immersion
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
    • Online, Home School, and Blended Learning Programs
  • World-Class Physical Education Facilities

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