Kindergarten

  • Early entrance to Kindergarten is the admission to Kindergarten of a student who: a) will not be five years of age on or before September 1 of that school term; or b) is admitted prior to the dates established in the school code based upon an assessment of his or her readiness to attend school. This unique type of whole-grade acceleration may be an excellent option for some children.

1st Grade

  • Early entrance to first grade is the admission to first grade of a student who: (a) is assessed for readiness, attended a non-public preschool and continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten, was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher, and will attain the age of six years on or before December 31; or (b) is admitted prior to the dates established in the School Code based upon an assessment of his or her readiness to attend school.

  • Requests should be directed to Danielle Arnold, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction at darnold@dps109.org.

  • Click here to read directly from the Board Policy Manual online (Reference 6:135 Accelerated Placement Program)

EARLY ENTRANCE DATA COLLECTION

  • STEP 1

  • STEP 2

  • STEP 3

  • STEP 4

  • STEP 5 (if needed)

  • STEP 6

Typical Timeline

  • Registration Request February - April
  • Assessment & Decision May - June