5065 - Early Admission to Kindergarten or Grade One
5065 Early Admission to Kindergarten or Grade One 5065
RSA 193:1, requires children who are six years old on or before September 30, to attend school. Any child, however, whose sixth birthday falls on or between October 1st and December 31st may be eligible for first grade entrance. Similarly, a child whose fifth birthday falls on or between October 1st and December 31st may be eligible for early admission to kindergarten.
In order to determine eligibility, the parent(s) or guardian(s) shall provide a written request for early admission for a child to the School Principal by May 1st of the preceding school year. Said request shall describe reasons for the benefits of early admission. A response to each request will be provided by the School Principal advising the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the time, date, and place of testing. Parents applying after May 1st shall first direct their request to the Superintendent of Schools who will act upon the request.
Each child will be administered a school readiness assessment by Milford School District personnel. Cost of this assessment will be paid by the parent(s) or guardian(s).
In addition to the school readiness assessment, the evaluation may include but not be limited to: preschool/kindergarten observation conducted by school personnel, speech/ language screening, preschool/kindergarten teacher’s recommendation, an academic assessment, and input from parent(s) or guardian(s). The final decision as to whether or not these students will be admitted as early entrants will rest with the Superintendent of Schools following a recommendation from the School Principal.
Any child who has been enrolled in the requested grade, who resided outside of Milford prior to the start of school, is eligible for early admission if the parent(s) or guardian(s) submits a written request to the Superintendent of Schools. The request must be supplemented by any written evidence available attesting to the child’s developmental and academic readiness and be supported by recommendations from the kindergarten/ first grade attended by the child. If the transfer occurs in January or thereafter, the child will continue in the same grade.
Children who complete Kindergarten as early admission students need not apply for early admission to first grade the following year.
Any placements are tentative and subject to reassignment by the Superintendent/ designee.
Revised: 2/2005, 4/2009, 1/2013