Instructions and Forms
BART ticket co-ordinator: Denise Li.
phone: (925) 360-5835
mailing address: P.O. Box 1452, Lafayette, CA 94549
College Prep students between ages 13 and 18 are eligible to buy discount BART tickets through the school, for use Monday through Friday only, for travel between home and school or school-related activities. Tickets with a $32 face value cost $16 (and there is a "last fare bonus": a ticket with any value left on it at all is good for one entire, final trip). You can buy up to 4 of these discounted tickets per month, per student.
College Prep runs free shuttle buses between the Rockridge BART station and the school, doing several runs between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m., and again shortly after school ends. Taking BART and using the shuttle is a great way to get to school and back!
All BART ticket orders must be mailed to the BART ticket co-ordinator (address above). You can download and print forms by following the links below, or pick up hard copies at the school office. If you have any questions, please contact the BART co-ordinator directly.
For BART ticket orders, you will need:
1. A completed order form
2. A check for $16 per ticket payable to The College Preparatory School
3. The certification form (required once each school year), signed by both the student and a parent, to certify that the student is eligible for the program and understands the rules. Please combine the first order with the certification form in one mailing
4. A self-stamped, addressed envelope with your order if you want the tickets mailed to you. Otherwise, the tickets will be dropped at the school office for your student to pick up
Orders are usually filled within a few days; however, because BART has occasionally been slow to resupply the school with tickets, it is best to plan on a two-week turnaround time, and then be pleasantly surprised if it is faster.
A couple of "small print" limitations: if you choose to have the tickets mailed to you, you assume the mailing risk. And occasionally, tickets become demagnetized, or even arrive that way. If that is the case, please mail them to BART and BART will send you a refund check. For additional information, visit the BART website at www.bart.gov.