Tours and Enrollment

Enrollment for 2016-17

If you have a child who was born before September 1, 2011,  and you would like to enroll your child at Crocker Highlands, your first stop must be the Student Welcoming Center located at 746 Grand Avenue.  This office determines all placements.  For more information, go to

 Tour Information during 2016-17

Tours for prospective incoming families take place during November, December, and January.

Each tour will visit the kindergarten classrooms, as well as the main areas of the school. There will be a brief Q&A session towards the end of the tour. All tours will begin at 9:00 AM, last approximately 60 to 90 minutes and are limited to 30 people. Tours are for all prospective families, kindergarten through 5th grade. However, since most of the attendees will be parents of incoming kindergarteners, the tours will make a point to visit all of the kindergarten classrooms. Please note Crocker does NOT offer a transitional kindergarten program.  For those parents looking for a TK program, please check the OUSD website for a list of schools that offer TK.

If you are interested in seeing another grade level, please let your tour guide know.  They will try to accommodate a visit to a classroom at that grade level. Tours are for parents/guardians, though infants in a carrier or backpack are welcome. Please keep in mind that because tours will visit classrooms, we want to be minimally disruptive to their learning environments.  We therefore encourage small children to stay at home or at daycare. See below in order to sign up for a tour.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 451-5900 or send us an email at

The tour dates for 2016-17 will be:

  • November 9, 14, 16 and 28, 2016
  • December 5 and 6, 2016
  • January 4, 10 and 11, 2017

All tours will meet in the school office.  Someone will be at the door to direct visitors! To sign-up for a tour below, please select the preferred date, number of visitors and click on “Register”.  Please note if a date is not available in the drop down registration list below, that session is full and no longer available.

 In addition to taking a tour, you might consider connecting with other parents in the Crocker community to ask/answer questions.

1. Attend a monthly Crocker PTA meeting (see the calendar for the next meeting). Great place to meet other parents, get a feel for what goes on at our school and ask questions.

2. Check out our Facebook Page & Twitter Feed. Great place to ask questions of the community and get answers from parents and staff. “Like” us on Facebook or “Follow” us on Twitter to get updates on what’s going on at school.

Enrollment Options
The School Options Open Enrollment Program requires all students to submit an application to attend a school in the fall, even if it is their neighborhood school. The open enrollment period begins in December and usually ends in mid-January. Check the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) website for specific dates.

School sites have no role in assigning students to their schools. All admission requests and questions should be directed to the OUSD Student Welcoming Office (510-434-7790). They are located at 746 Grand Avenue. If you have any question about the above information, please contact Joci Kelleher at (510) 451-5900 or by email at

Kindergarten at Crocker

Click on the links below to get important information about kindergarten at our school. Crocker Highlands follows California state content standards covering English and language arts, mathematics, history and social science, science, music, and physical education.