Kindergarten Early Entrance

Procedure Guidelines for Kindergarten Early Entrance Waiver

East Allen County Schools guidelines require that students entering kindergarten in the fall must be five years of age on or before August 1 of that school year.  However, a child whose birthday falls on August 2nd through October 1 may enter kindergarten if he or she meets the early entrance requirements.

Requirements/Procedures:

  1. Parents must submit a completed application (Kindergarten Early Entrance Waiver) to the school principal on or before June 1 in the year of requested enrollment.
  2. The school principal and a committee of teachers will review the application and schedule a meeting with student and parents in the month of June.
    • The student will participate in an individual screening.The screening process is designed to demonstrate sufficient and appropriate readiness for a kindergarten experience.
    • The assessor will provide screening results and make a recommendation to the building principal.
  3. The school principal will notify the parents by June 30 of screening results and determination of entrance waiver.
  4. If a waiver is granted, parents must complete the student enrollment process.Parents should not be given enrollment paper work until approval is granted.

 NOTE:  Applications for Kindergarten Early Entrance Waiver may be obtained at the elementary school, EACS district website (click here) and the Office of Student Services.


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