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Early Entrance to Kindergarten

A parent may request early admission to kindergarten if the child turns 5 years old after the District’s kindergarten entrance date and before January 1. The Ohio Department of Education recommends that districts follow their Academic Acceleration Policy for Advanced Learners in making decisions about early admission.

Early entrance to kindergarten is a whole-grade acceleration that is designed for the exceptional child who is academically, developmentally, and socially advanced as compared to others of his or her chronological age. 

The Evaluation Process

In order to be eligible for academic acceleration, a child must meet the criteria set forth in the Iowa Acceleration Scale.  Testing may occur over several visits and might include:

  • Cognitive assessment

  • Academic assessment on grade level (age)
  • Academic assessment two grade levels above 

Please complete the request form below if you wish to have your child considered for early entrance. 

 Early Entrance Request Form    

Referrals are due by May 1 in the year for which admission is being requested. No requests will be honored after this date.

 Contact Carissa Spitzer, Teaching & Learning Gifted Services Coordinator,  at 216-529-4217 or