Kindergarten Early Entrance
2013-14 Kindergarten Early Entrance
The District recognizes that some children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from Early Entrance into Kindergarten. Due to the academic demands of accelerating a student into kindergarten, students are screened using a number of nationally recognized assessments to determine whether kindergarten is an appropriate fit for each student applicant. Parents may submit applications from November 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 for consideration by District staff.
This process was established to meet the needs of children whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.
Applicants are children who do not meet the kindergarten cut-off date of October 1st, and exhibit advanced academic achievement, consistent attendance, positive attitude toward acceleration, intelligence, and maturity. These students exhibit a need to begin their kindergarten experience early.
Once an application is submitted, the District GT Department will call to set up an appointment with a group of other applicant children. The maximum group size will be 8. The children will spend approximately 3 hours with a team of GT and/or Preschool professionals going through various assessments to gather data on the child. At the conclusion of the screening, the team will set up an individual appointment with the child for IQ testing with a district licensed school psychologist. Because of the intensive nature of testing, a fee will be assessed for this service. Once all testing is concluded, a testing report will be mailed to you. How to Begin
- Submit Kindergarten Early Entrance application to District Gifted & Talented Department.
- Complete the parent survey and have the preschool survey completed if appropriate.
- The GT department will call to set up appointment for screening process.
Please call Gifted & Talented at 720-972-4272 if you have any questions.