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School Programs

English as a Second Language ProgramTop of Page

English as a Second Language programs are offered at each school site to students who have limited English proficiency.

Home-Hospital Instruction ProgramTop of Page

A Home-Hospital Instruction Program is available for students who have an extended absence from school due to illness or injury.
For more information, please contact Carrie Dawes

Short-Term Independent StudyTop of Page

Short-term Independent Study is available for regularly enrolled students who need to be absent from school for a short period of time.
For more information, please contact your individual school site.

Title 1 ProgramTop of Page

The Title 1 Program is offered at all schools to provide support services to students with academic needs in reading/language arts, mathematics and/or study skills.
For more information, please contact Tom Taylor

Transitional Kindergarten
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  • Kindergarten: Fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017
  • Transitional Kindergarten: Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2017 (inclusive)
  • Extended TK: Fifth birthday on December 3, 2017 through January 15, 2018
    •  Extended TK enrollment is based on space, site availability, and Superintendent recommendation
At PUSD, transitional kindergarten (TK) is a full day kindergarten program that builds a bridge between the preschool years and kindergarten. This developmental program acts as a link between a flexible environment and the more structured academic setting of kindergarten. Instruction will focus on literacy and numeracy along with a strong emphasis on self regulation and social engagement.
Transitional kindergarten is designed for (but not restricted to) students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 and may not be socially, developmentally, and/or academically ready for kindergarten.

Who Benefits From Transitional Kindergarten?

Many parents feel that their child may not be quite ready for the academic rigor of kindergarten. These students often have a fall birthday and may still be developing skills for academic work.
Transitional kindergarten gives children the opportunity to access the kindergarten state curriculum standards in a classroom that implements small groups and "hands on" learning to provide a language rich experience.
Transitional kindergarten prepares students for the social and academic expectations of kindergarten the following year.
Please view our TK Brochure.