At Austin ISD, our kindergarten department is building the foundation for academic success!
Kindergarten classes follow the required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The TEKS identify the skills and concepts that 5-year-olds are expected to know and able to demonstrate by the completion of the kindergarten year.
Kindergarten expands the social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills typical of preschool. Rigorous academic content is integrated within a developmentally appropriate framework that guides children in becoming intentional, self-directed learners who are ready for first grade.
Kindergarten teachers incorporate Austin ISD’s literacy framework. This approach supports students to acquire the knowledge, skills and habits needed to meet or exceed the standards in reading, writing, listening and speaking. In science and mathematics, teachers integrate inquiry and hands-on learning through the use of experiments, investigations and manipulative materials and tools. Additionally, just like their first- through sixth-grade peers, all AISD kindergarteners participate in enrichment activities, rotating on a daily basis among art, music and physical education classes.
To register for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the current school year.
The following documents are required for kindergarten registration:
- Up-to-date immunization record
- Child’s social security card
- Birth certificate (state-issued)
- Parent/guardian ID
- Proof of residence (rental contract or utility bill with valid address)
The same paperwork is required to register children after school begins or if children are transferring from a different school district.
To enroll your student in the current school year, visit our online registration page.
All new kindergarteners and their families are encouraged to attend kindergarten orientation. At orientation, families will receive information about Austin ISD’s kindergarten program, including curriculum, daily schedules, attendance requirements, the school year calendar, how to help a child prepare for school and information specific to the individual campus.
Kindergarten orientation for 2020–21 is cancelled until further notice. For additional information, please call the Austin ISD Department of Early Childhood at 512-414-4790.