To be admitted to a kindergarten program which commences in the fall, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 31, of that school year. To be admitted to a first grade program which commences in the fall, a child must be six (6) years of age on or before August 31, of that school year.
If you are requesting that your child enter Kindergarten or First Grade before he/she reaches the age indicated above, you must schedule an appointment with the principal of your neighborhood school as soon as possible. The principal will provide you with information on the district’s early entrance policy, testing fees, qualification requirements and process. Following the meeting with a school principal, a written request for early entrance testing must be received, in writing, no later than May 15th. Due to staffing and coordination of testing, there will only be one evaluation date. Areas evaluated will be cognition and general knowledge, language, literacy and communication, approaches toward learning, social and emotional development and physical, health and motor development. At minimum, children must demonstrate advanced levels of 5 years 6 months for Kindergarten or 6 years 6 months for first grade, and standard scores at the 95th percentile on approved tests. On the basis of all information obtained, a decision will be made as to whether or not the child will be accepted for early entrance. Early entrance admittance for qualified children is on a space available basis.