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TCAPS Kindergarten Program
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Click on one of the links below to view information regarding TCAPS' Kindergarten program and curriculum.
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TCAPS Kindergarten Program
(Learn more by watching this video.)

Click on one of the links below to view information regarding TCAPS' Kindergarten program and curriculum.
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Elementary Information

Elementary Curriculum


 Traverse City Area
Public Schools
412 Webster Street
Traverse City, MI 49686


TCAPS Kindergarten Program

2014-2015 Kindergarten Round Up

Please contact the school directly to schedule your child's round up appointment.

Blair Elementary School  May 30  231.933.5700
Central Grade School  May 20-21 231.933.5600
Cherry Knoll Elementary School  May 16 231.933.8940
Courtade Elementary School  May 29 231.933.5800
Eastern Elementary School May 22 231.933.1660
Interlochen Community School  May 19 231.933.5920
Long Lake Elementary School May 14 231.933.7800
Old Mission Peninsula School  May 13 231.933.7420
Silver Lake Elementary School  Apr. 11 231.933.5760
TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos  May 7 231.933.6422
TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis May 8-9 231.933.5608
Traverse Heights Elementary School  May 2  231.933.6500
Westwoods Elementary School May 6 231.933.7970
Willow Hill Elementary School  May 15 231.933.8540

CHANGE IN KINDERGARTEN STARTING AGE
MUST BE 5 BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013 FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
MUST BE 5 BY OCTOBER 1, 2014 FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

A recently enacted Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147), which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Previously, a student had to be five years old by December 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten. New legislation changed the “cut‐off” date which will be gradually phased‐in over three years; changing the requirement by one month each year. The changes will be implemented in the following manner:

  • For the 2013‐2014 school year, children must be five years old by November 1st.
  • For the 2014‐2015 school year, children must be five years old by October 1st.
  • For the 2015‐2016 school year (and beyond), children must be five years old by September 1st.

Parent Enrollment Request Option

If the child is not eligible for enrollment per the guidelines specified above and will be five years old by December 1st, the child’s parent or legal guardian can complete an Enrollment Request Form to enroll their student in school. Enrollment Request Form deadlines and other information are as follows:

  • If the child resides in the school district, the Enrollment Request must be submitted to the school district no later than June 1st before the beginning of the school year.
  • If the child becomes a resident of the school district after June 1st, the Enrollment Request must be submitted to the school district no later than August 1st before the beginning of the school year.
  • When in receipt of an Enrollment Request, districts can make recommendations to the child’s parent or legal guardian, as to the child’s readiness for school, and whether or not the child should be enrolled early.
  • Regardless of a district’s recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to enroll their child. 

Questions regarding enrollment should be directed to Mary Beth Stein at steinma@tcaps.net or 231.933.1718.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2013-2014 ENROLLMENT REQUEST FORM.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2014-2015 ENROLLMENT REQUEST FORM.


TCAPS Kindergarten Program

2014-2015 Kindergarten Round Up

Please contact the school directly to schedule your child's round up appointment.

Blair Elementary School  May 30  231.933.5700
Central Grade School  May 20-21 231.933.5600
Cherry Knoll Elementary School  May 16 231.933.8940
Courtade Elementary School  May 29 231.933.5800
Eastern Elementary School May 22 231.933.1660
Interlochen Community School  May 19 231.933.5920
Long Lake Elementary School May 14 231.933.7800
Old Mission Peninsula School  May 13 231.933.7420
Silver Lake Elementary School  Apr. 11 231.933.5760
TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos  May 7 231.933.6422
TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis May 8-9 231.933.5608
Traverse Heights Elementary School  May 2  231.933.6500
Westwoods Elementary School May 6 231.933.7970
Willow Hill Elementary School  May 15 231.933.8540

CHANGE IN KINDERGARTEN STARTING AGE
MUST BE 5 BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013 FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
MUST BE 5 BY OCTOBER 1, 2014 FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

A recently enacted Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147), which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Previously, a student had to be five years old by December 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten. New legislation changed the “cut‐off” date which will be gradually phased‐in over three years; changing the requirement by one month each year. The changes will be implemented in the following manner:

  • For the 2013‐2014 school year, children must be five years old by November 1st.
  • For the 2014‐2015 school year, children must be five years old by October 1st.
  • For the 2015‐2016 school year (and beyond), children must be five years old by September 1st.

Parent Enrollment Request Option

If the child is not eligible for enrollment per the guidelines specified above and will be five years old by December 1st, the child’s parent or legal guardian can complete an Enrollment Request Form to enroll their student in school. Enrollment Request Form deadlines and other information are as follows:

  • If the child resides in the school district, the Enrollment Request must be submitted to the school district no later than June 1st before the beginning of the school year.
  • If the child becomes a resident of the school district after June 1st, the Enrollment Request must be submitted to the school district no later than August 1st before the beginning of the school year.
  • When in receipt of an Enrollment Request, districts can make recommendations to the child’s parent or legal guardian, as to the child’s readiness for school, and whether or not the child should be enrolled early.
  • Regardless of a district’s recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to enroll their child. 

Questions regarding enrollment should be directed to Mary Beth Stein at steinma@tcaps.net or 231.933.1718.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2013-2014 ENROLLMENT REQUEST FORM.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2014-2015 ENROLLMENT REQUEST FORM.



Kindergarten - Enroll Now!

TCAPS offers comprehensive educational programs for your child in a safe and joyful learning environment with capable and caring teachers. Child care programs for preschool and kindergarten age children that complement the regular school day experience are also available as fee-based program offerings.

2013-2014 Kindergarten Options

The following kindergarten options are available (*pending enrollment) for the 2013-2014 school year:

  • All Day / Every Day Kindergarten available at all TCAPS elementary schools (including Montessori).
     
  • Young Fives Half Day / Every Day Program for Kindergarten age children with late birthdates (after May 1) offered at Central Grade School. *
     
  • International Elementary School Program - An all day / every day kindergarten program is offered at TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos. The curriculum is based on Michigan Grade-Level Content Expectations and delivered through the International Baccalaureate (IB) model.**TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy--a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos believes is important for our students.Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its 3 academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Program (and in addition, the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information abou the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
     
  • Montessori Kindergarten Program, also referred to as the Primary Program, is an all day / every day program for students of kindergarten age. Locations available at TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis and Courtade Elementary School.*

Questions About Kindergarten

TCAPS' All Day / Every Day Kindergarten program will provide an exciting and joyful learning journey for your child. TCAPS' caring and highly qualified teachers understand the whole child and are skilled in approaches that will engage and inspire your young learner. See below for more information about the kindergarten program and how to register.



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