FREE, FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN
The Dysart Unified School District offers full-day instruction for all kindergarten students. The Dysart kindergarten program is standards-based and designed to be developmentally and individually appropriate in addressing three areas of development: Cognitive, Social, and Physical. There is no direct cost to families for this full-day program. The focus of the kindergarten program is for teachers to deliver curriculum aligned with the Arizona academic standards. Students will have the opportunity to develop fundamental understandings while beginning to apply these understandings to hands-on, real-life experience.
KINDERGARTEN SHOWCASE 2024
Dysart Schools will host Kindergarten Showcase events on Tuesday, March 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. so that families can learn more about the free, full-day program. The Showcase is a great opportunity for parents of future Kindergartners to tour the school, meet the teachers, and register your child. Information on before and after school programs available through Dysart's Community Education Department will be available as well.
Dysart schools offering full-day kindergarten include Asante Preparatory Academy, Canyon Ridge, Countryside, El Mirage, Freedom Traditional Academy, Kingswood, Luke, Marley Park, Mountain View, Rancho Gabriela, Riverview, Sunset Hills, Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch, West Point, and Western Peaks.
Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open for Dysart Schools. Parents may register their child online at dysart.org/Registration or visit their local school. In order to register for school, parents must provide a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.
To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit www.dysart.org/boundaries. Open enrollment is available for parents who would like their child to attend a school other than their home school. Information on Open Enrollment is available at Dysart.org/OpenEnrollment.
Kindergarten literacy will engage students in daily lessons and activities that will develop their reading and writing foundational skills and provide an opportunity to express themselves through various modes of communication. Literacy components include vocabulary, oral language development, interactive writing, small group and independent reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, read alouds, text discussion/collaboration, and independent writing/publishing.
Kindergarten math provides students the opportunity to think about numbers and their relation to our world, including problems and their possible solutions. Students will investigate and explore our world and the numbers within it as they interact with daily activities such as calendar, vocabulary building, shared problem solving, manipulatives, as well as guided math and centers aligned to the math standards.
Science and Social Studies
Science experiments, Social Studies projects/activities and other standards-based centers and activities to support instruction will be embedded into language arts and math instruction when applicable.
Kindergarten registration for all schools in the Dysart Unified School District is now open. To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit www.dysart.org/boundaries. Families enrolling students in the Dysart Unified School District for the current and upcoming school year can now register online. Upon the completion of the online registration, families will need to participate in an enrollment finalization meeting. Online data will be reviewed and families will be asked to provide hard copies of essential documents including: a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.