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.
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 Ms. Carrie Coats, Gavin Central Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Entrance Process and Data Collection
Parents/Guardians must first register in the district. You can find more information about registration by clicking here.
You will be asked to provide documents to prove residency and show your child’s birth certificate.
Submission of Early Entrance Request Form
Information collected from preschool/kindergarten, including interview with teacher/director
Math and Reading
Goal - falls in the 90th percentile or above of the desired grade
Math Assessment, Reading Assessment, and Writing Sample
Data review & follow-up with family
An intelligence test administered by
school district psychologist
Goal - “Very High” or “Extremely High” Cognitive Abilities
An adaptive measure
District decision provided to parents/guardians