Instructions and Forms
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Shankland.
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's 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!
You need to fill out two different forms to use this program; all forms are mailed to the BART ticket co-ordinator (address below), not to the school. You can download and print the forms by following the links below, or pick up hard copies at the school office.
The certification form is completed once per school year, and signed by both the student and a parent, and certifies that the student is eligible for the program, and understands the rules.
For each ticket order, complete an order form, and mail it, along with a check for $16 per ticket, made out to College Preparatory School, to the Parent Association's BART ticket co-ordinator.
It's OK to combine the first order with the certification form in one mailing.
If you include a stamped, addressed envelope with your order, we will mail the tickets 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's best to plan on a two-week turnaround time, and then be pleasantly surprised if it's faster.
A couple of "small print" limitations: if you choose to have the tickets mailed to you, you assume the mailing risk. (In the past two years, no tickets have been lost in the mail, though one order arrived after six weeks and a round-trip across the country.) And occasionally, tickets become demagnetized, or even arrive that way. You're on your own with that: BART station agents will accept demagnetized tickets, or you can mail them to BART, and BART will eventually mail you a refund check.
This year's BART ticket co-ordinator is:
41 Kellie Ann Ct.
Orinda, CA 94563-3206
Mail orders and certifications to that address, and get in touch with Jim by email or phone if you have any questions.
For additional information, visit the BART website at http://www.bart.gov