Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 2020-2021

TK Enrollment


Welcome to the BHUSD’s Transitional Kindergarten web page. This resource is the place for news and information about the Beverly Hills Unified School District’s effort to establish education reimagined for our youngest learners.


What is Transitional Kindergarten? 

It is designed to build a solid foundation for success in school for “young” five year olds. 

The TK program is offered on a first-come first-served basis and has limited space and availability. 

Is your child eligible to enroll? 

If your child turns 5 during this time period: August 1 through December 31 then, “YES,” your child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. Please refer to our TK Board Policy 6170.1

TK Board Policy 

TK School Sites for 2020-2021 School Year:

Hawthorne Elementary School

Horace Mann Elementary School 

TK Orientation Days for the 2020-2021 School Year: 

Hawthorne May 22, 2020 at 1:30pm @ the Library 

Horace Mann May 19, 2020 @ 1:15pm @ the Auditorium

How to enroll your child in TK:

Enrollment will begin February 24, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.
You can start your Online Pre-Enrollment by clicking this link:

  1. Be sure to follow the enrollment instructions, gather all the required and applicable documents for an in- person visit to complete the enrollment process (residency verification documents, health examination by private physician, dental form, required immunization records). Residency Requirements: a) A copy of the L.A. County Property Tax Bill, or a Mortgage Statement, or a copy of the Current Lease/Rental Agreement listing all the occupants, including but not limited to all school-age children residing in the property or Grant Deed in the legal guardian’s name showing residence property address. NOTE: if you are on a month-to-month lease/rental agreement, you will also need to provide the most current month’s rental receipt or cancelled check.  b) A current Southern California Edison (SoCal Edison) bill or verification of electrical service connection reflecting name and address at the location provided in the online pre-enrollment. c) Two additional forms of residency verification reflecting name and address at the location provided in the online pre-enrollment: a) current gas bill or verification of gas service connection, b) current cable/telephone bill, c) current income tax documents (IRS, state, and/or county), d) current water or verification of water service connection, e) current waste management bill, f) current payroll stub, g) current social services documents, h) current correspondence from federal/state/county government agencies, i) L.A. Registrar of Voters, j) current bank statement/credit card statement, k) car registration, etc. 
  2. Complete the enrollment process in-person by scheduling an appointment to visit the Child Welfare and Attendance Office in the Student Services Department at 255 South Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 3rd. Floor or email enrollment@bhusd.org  Students are NOT required to be present the day of your appointment. 
  3. Click here to set up your in-person appointment:

    Please Note: Due to COVID-19 preventive measures, BHUSD is physically shut down until the end of the current school year. For in-person appointments contact enrollment@bhusd.org

Your In-Person Appt. for New Student Registration  

TK Questions and Answers: 

What is the difference between Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten?

The Transitional Kindergarten classroom will provide developmentally appropriate thematic-based curriculum. The curriculum is a hybrid between the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Common Core Standards for Kindergarten. Students in the TK program will be provided a program that will bridge their early childhood experiences to those of the public school system.

Is my child required to go to a TK class if his/her birthday falls within the cut-off date August 1 through December 31?

No, it is not required. It is a voluntary program available to families but is not part of the Compulsory Education Requirements in California Education Code. The TK program is offered on a first-come first-served basis and has limited space and availability. 

Can my child enter Kindergarten if they are eligible for the TK class?

Students born between 8/01/15 and 9/01/15 may apply to attend either TK or KG. TK enrollment is offered on a first-come first-served basis. 

School Year

TK Eligible

Kinder Eligible


8/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

9/02/2014 - 9/01/2015

Are students in TK also subject to kindergarten immunization requirements? 

Yes. They are required to have documentation of immunizations or a valid medical exemption prior to admission to TK. 

- Polio (OPV or IPV):  4 doses  (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)

- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: 5 doses of DTaP, DTP, or DT

  (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)

- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR or MMR-V): 2 doses (both given on or after 1st birthday)

- Hepatitis B (Hep B or HBV): 3 doses

- Varicella (Chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V, or VZV): 2 doses 

California Immunization Requirements TK/KG-12 Starting July 1, 2019