Grade Assignment

The curriculum followed at Sebastopol Charter is based on a developmental model that is directly linked to the age of the student. Below is our grade assignment by student age (birth date) policy.

Students will be enrolled or assigned in the lottery in each class according to their age. See the chart below.

Note: Transitional Kindergarten (TK), applies for those children turning 5 years of age between Sept 2 and February 2 (inclusive) for 2022-2023. For school year 2023-2024 it will be turning 5 between Sept 2 and April 2 (inclusive). All Kindergarten classrooms are mixed age and include Transitional Kindergarten students. 

Parental concerns about potential grade placement for their child that is different from this chart must be submitted in writing to the Enrollment Coordinator, Rachael Flug, [email protected] and approved by the Executive Director.  

The grade level that you are applying for in the Lottery has been automatically determined by your child’s birthdate. If you cannot find the grade option you want, this is the reason.

If you believe your child should be assigned to a higher or lower grade, you will need to submit an email request to the Enrollment Director, Rachael Flug [email protected] and it must be approved by the Executive Director in order for us to make a change.

GRADE AND AGE Assignments for 2022-23

TK/ Kindergarten  2 year5 by  June 2, 2022 – Feb 2, 2023
Kindergarten        1 year5  by June 1, 2022
1st grade6 by June 1, 2022
2nd grade7 by June 1, 2022
3rd grade8 by June 1, 2022
4th grade  9 by June 1, 2022
5th grade10 by June 1, 2022
6th grade11 by June 1, 2022
7th grade12 by June 1, 2022
8th grade13 by June 1, 2022

GRADE AND AGE Assignments for 2023-24

TK/ Kindergarten  2 year5 by  June 2, 2023 – Apr 2, 2024
Kindergarten        1 year5  by June 1, 2023
1st grade6 by June 1, 2023
2nd grade7 by June 1, 2023
3rd grade8 by June 1, 2023
4th grade 9 by June 1, 2023
5th grade10 by June 1, 2023
6th grade11 by June 1, 2023
7th grade12 by June 1, 2023
8th grade13 by June 1, 2023


Sebastopol Charter shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, disability, or any other characteristic designated in SB777 and as set forth in Section 47605(d) of the Education Code.

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