The Chandler Unified School District is pleased to offer full-day kindergarten at no cost to parents for the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarten registration is now taking place at your attendance boundary school. Students who will turn 5 by August 31, 2019, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.

    Helpful Guides
    For help preparing your child for kindergarten, a Kindergarten Under Construction guide is available for your use. 

    Read On Arizona has published an Early Literacy Guide for Families with a child birth through third grade. This guide is in English and Spanish.

    Visit the Read On Arizona website for additional resources.

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    Where to register for kindergarten:
    All Chandler Unified School District families are asked to register for kindergarten at their attendance boundary school, (see attendance map). Click here for registration information. If you have an interest in your child attending a school other than your attendance boundary school, you may apply for Open Enrollment by clicking here. If the older sibling is attending another school through Open Enrollment, the entering kindergarten student will need a completed Open Enrollment Application submitted online. Please see the Open Enrollment section for more detailed information. 

    All day and half-day kindergarten:
    CUSD kindergarten classes meet for a full day. However, if a parent prefers a half-day program, the following options may be available:
    • If enough parents at a site request a half-day option, then the half day program will be offered at that site.
    • If a program is not offered at the home school site, the parent may transport the child to another site that offers a half-day program. District transportation is not available. 
    • The child may attend at the home school site and leave at the half-day dismissal time. Other students in the room will be attending for the full day, but the class will be structured in such a way that the students receives the instruction required.

    In the past we have not had significant requests nor enrollments to sturcture a half-day kindergarten program. If one becomes available, information will be posted on this page.

    Chandler Traditional Academies:
    Families who live outside of a Chandler Traditional school boundary and wish to enroll a kindergarten student at one of the traditional academies should complete one (1) Open Enrollment Application with up to two (2) school choices. Multiple Open Enrollment Applications are not required. Once you receive your approved Open Enrollment, you may register your student at the approved school. Click here for more information on the Open Enrollment process.

    Early Entrance into Kindergarten:
    A child who turns 5, between September 1 and December  31, 2019 may be eligible to enter school early by taking the Kindergarten Readiness Test. Click here for information on Kindergarten readiness testing.

    Preschool Information:
    Preschool registration are now being accepted. Visit the Community Education website for more information.

    School Year:
    2019-2020 | July 23, 2019 - May 28, 2020