Apply for Transitional Kindergarten
for the 2023-2024 School Year


To qualify to register for TK, students must be 5 years of age September 2, 2023, through April 2, 2024 and live within the Sacramento City Unified School District boundaries.

Families can to submit applications either:

To apply, families will need to provide photo identification, address verification, and proof of birth documentation.

School Choice

Enter your address into School Finder at, to find your neighborhood school and/or the closest TK program. 

Families can choose to apply to any TK location, but priority for school selection is the following:

  1. Students who reside within the selected school boundaries* and/or is the closest TK location to their primary residence. 
  2. Siblings of students already in attendance at the selected school and will continue to be enrolled in the upcoming school year.
  3. Students whose parent/guardian’s primary place of employment is the selected school.  

*A.M. Winn, Alice Birney and Leonardo da Vinci schools are schools of choice and do not have neighborhood boundaries. Applicants to these programs will not receive priority based on location. 

Visit a School

Attend visitation events or call schools directly to schedule a tour of the location(s) your family is interested in.   

Schools with Additional Requirements

Applicants to one of the TK & Head Start/California State Preschool collaborations (Edward Kemble, Ethel Phillips, Earl Warren, Isador Cohen, John Bidwell, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Jr; Parkway, and Susan B. Anthony) must meet income eligibility guidelines to qualify. For more information contact the Early Childhood and Care Department at (916) 395-5500.

A.M. Winn, Alice Birney and Leonardo da Vinci schools require an adult representative (parent/guardian) to attend a school visitation and complete a student interest form in order to qualify. Please contact the schools directly for more information.

Lottery and Registration 

A lottery must be implemented if applications exceed the grade capacity at the requested school. Enrollment will be based on lottery results held in May 2023. Enrollment at the school of residence is not guaranteed. After the lottery, families will be notified of their application’s status. Families will either be offered placement or put on a waitlist for their requested school. Families that are offered placement will have to complete the registration process with the Enrollment Center. If a qualified student is on the waitlist for a school, the District will identify a seat at the nearest school site with space available. No qualifying student will be denied a spot into Transitional Kindergarten.

Applications that are received after the May 2023 lottery, will be processed based on space availability at the time of the application. 

Immunization Requirements

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade. Parent/guardians must show their child’s Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Families will be required to upload their student’s Immunization Record as part of the registration process. 

Parents’ Guide to Immunizations | Spanish

SCUSD is also offering free Immunization Clinics to eligible students. See Immunization Clinic schedule. 

Before and After School Care

Families who are interested in having their TK student in Sac City Unified’s Expanded Learning program will be given priority. Registration will be available at starting in March 2023. 

Questions & Support

Early Childhood and Care Enrollment staff are available Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:30pm and Fridays 8:00am-12:00pm at the SCUSD Enrollment Center (5601 47th Avenue) to help families apply. They can also be reached at (916) 395-5500.