As a parent, you have a choice in where your child goes to school. There are many different schools offering a wide range of programs to meet your child's needs, abilities and interests.
Students attend elementary, junior high and senior high school based on their age.
Elementary students are:
Junior high students are:
Senior high students are:
For more information about grades, contact your child’s designated school.
Parents will be asked to provide important documents that tell the school about their child’s age, immigration status, where they live and health history. This helps the school place the student in the correct grade and provide the best programming that meets his or her needs.
Learn more about registering for school.
Public education is free, but parents may be asked to pay for extracurricular activities, field trips and school supplies.
For more information about fees, contact your child’s designated school.
All students are expected to attend school from Monday to Friday, except for holidays. Most schools begin in September and end in June. For a list important dates, check your school handbook or visit SchoolZone.
In elementary, students have:
In junior and senior high, students have:
Schools provide progress reports and host student-led conferences to keep parents informed about how their child is doing in school.
Progress reports include:
Progress reports are sent home three times a year in elementary and junior high. In senior high, they are sent home twice a year. They can also be accessed on SchoolZone.
Student-led conferences include:
Student-led conferences are generally hosted twice a year. For more information, contact your child’s teacher.
Many schools send home newsletters or post updates on SchoolZone to share information about what is happening at school.
Parents are encouraged to support their child’s education by reading the school’s information and contacting the teacher if they wish to discuss:
Teachers may not always be available to speak with parents. The best way is to send an email or to make an appointment to speak in person or on the phone.