JEB Policy_Entrance Age Requirements

Code: JEB


ENTRANCE AGE REQUIREMENTS


A student may register in kindergarten in the year in which the student’s fifth birthday falls on or before August 1.

The District shall develop and utilize a kindergarten readiness assessment which will be utilized to assess whether students are sufficiently mature, which is defined to mean developmentally ready, both academically and socially, to be admitted to the applicable grade.

Upon parental request, a student may register in kindergarten in the year in which his fifth birthday falls on or before September 15th if based upon the kindergarten readiness assessment the District determines that the student is mature enough (developmentally ready, both academically and socially) to attend kindergarten.

A student may register in the first grade in the year in which the student’s sixth birthday falls on or before August 1.

A student may register in first grade in the year in which his sixth birthday falls on or before September 15 if the child started kindergarten pursuant to an approved request based upon a District determination that the student was developmentally ready both academically and socially to attend kindergarten the prior year.

WSBA Revised 10/19/16; 04/15/2020

Adoption Date: 11/19/1980

Revised: 3/21/2017

Revised: 5/18/2021