Students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) who wish to attend a school other than their school of residence can apply for a transfer during the Open Enrollment period which runs from Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 to Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
Kindergarten registration in the West Contra Costa Unified School District is underway for children who are five years old on or before September 1 of this year.
Collins School has a traditional educational program. Each year in the spring, students in grades 2-6 are administered the STAR test. In the fall, winter and spring, the students in grades K-6 are administered the district's writing, reading and math assessments. Parents receive the results of these tests at conferences in November and/or they are sent home in the spring. Students receive three report cards each year. Also, parent/teacher conferences are held annually in November. Bilingual students are assessed by the Registration and Placement Center (RAP) of the English Learners Department to identify their level of English proficiency. Their teachers and the district assess all students in grade 3 for the Gifted and Talented program. Students in the 5th grade receive a physical fitness test in midyear of each school year. Parents receive the results of this test via a notice sent home (student score report).