Early Admittance to Kindergarten Program
According to the Arizona Education Code 15-821 (C), a child can be admitted to kindergarten if the child is five years of age by August 31st of the current school year. In some cases, Telesis will administer a readiness screening to children who miss the age cut-off date to determine if the child possesses the maturity and skills needed to be successful in full-day kindergarten.
The State of Arizona does not fund full-day kindergarten. This means that Telesis incurs an expense for each kindergartner enrolled. Though we care more about the education of a child, the hard truth is that it takes money to run a successful school. In addition, if a kindergarten student is enrolled at Telesis, but does not meet the requirements to move on to first grade at the end of the year, we do not receive any funding for that child.
To ease the burden of these additional costs, and to ensure that Telesis is not utilized as a “stepping stone”, there will be a tuition charged to all kindergarten students who do not meet the August 31st age cut-off date. The tuition fee is $2,000 ($1,000 per semester).
• Upon successful screening, the first $1,000 will be due at the time of registration. The remaining $1,000 will be due in December, before the start of the second semester.
• If the student is still enrolled with Telesis by the 100th day of the following year (when the child has entered 1st grade), a refund of $500 will be given.
If your child has completed the readiness screening and the Telesis registrar has advised you that your child’s enrollment has been accepted, please make payment to the front office by either cash or check. To make a payment via bank debit or credit card (processing fees apply), please click the link below.