Thomas Edison Charter Academy A public non-profit TK-8 school in San Francisco

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General Application Information

General Application Information


We are happy to provide you with the option of either an online or paper application. Online applications can be accessed here and paper applications can be accessed in the school office or at the side of the page. Online applications will be accepted from October 11 through January 31. Paper applications will be accepted once a month. For more details and information on how to submit an application to TECA, please refer to the Admissions Process page on our website.


Enrollment Priorities:


Applications for enrollment are given priority based on the following criteria:

  • Students who currently attend TECA, their siblings, and children of staff have first priority, as long as places are available, before places are opened up to other students.
  • Residents of San Francisco also receive priority over non-SF residents, and are selected by an automated lottery administered in scheduled rounds.


Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program:


Two of three Kindergarten classrooms at TECA will offer all subjects taught in the 50/50 model of Dual Language instruction. If you are interested in enrolling your child in this class, please check this option on your Kindergarten application. Students will be given the opportunity to continue in this 50/50 program through the 5th grade, then maintain their knowledge through Spanish language learning projects through later years.


For students transferring into TECA in 2nd grade and beyond interested in joining the Dual Language Program, a basic language assessment will need to be conducted to gain knowledge on level of Spanish proficiency to guarantee that students entering the Dual Language program will be set up for success.


Enrollment Requirements:


Per California state law, all incoming Kindergarten and TK students must have:

  • A physical exam within 6 months of enrollment. Please have your doctor complete this form and
  • An oral health assessment (dental exam) annually by May 31 every year.


As of January 1, 2016, all students who enter a public school, such as TECA, will be required to have all vaccinations current. (SB 277) Students entering 7th grade must provide proof of additional immunizations. Forms will be provided to enrolled families.


Proof of Residency:


Proof of residency may include any two items from the following list that include the name and address of the Parent/Guardian:


  • Utility service contract, statement or payment receipts (from different agencies such as PG&E, water, cable, or garbage within 45 days)
  • Both automobile registration and auto insurance policy (must be current)
  • Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy (must be current)
  • Property tax payments (must be current)
  • Correspondence from a government agency within 45 days
  • Grant deed, title of property
  • Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts within 45 days
  • Section 8 agreements (must be current)
  • Affidavit of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of pupil
  • Pay stubs within 45 days
  • Voter registration (must be current)
  • Identification card