Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Early Entrance to Kindergarten Process

State law establishes minimum age requirements for admission to kindergarten. Clinton-Massie's board policy states that a child must turn 5 on or before August 1 in order to meet the age requirement for entering kindergarten. A child may be recommended for early admittance in accordance with the District's acceleration policy adopted under State law. Deadline for an Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application is May 30th. 

If a parent is considering the option of applying for early entrance to kindergarten, the following steps will need to be taken:

1) Complete the enrollment process for Clinton-Massie Local Schools.

2) Complete the Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application and submit to Central Registration (located in the Annex) or email to [email protected].

3) Once the application is received, a school representative will contact the parent to set up an individual screening assessment, led by school staff. Assessments will include a variety of activities to measure the child's performance in personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, physical well-being, and motor development.

4) Recommendation for early entrance to kindergarten will be made based on a review of screening assessment data, parent application data and any other relevant documentation submitted.

5) Parents will be notified in writing of the school's recommendation within 15 days of the assessment session, therefore, results will bot be provide on the day of the screening. 

If a child is found eligible for early entrance, a written acceleration plan will be written and a copy will be provided to the parent. This plan will be written prior to the start of the school year. 
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