Age Readiness for Kindergarten / Early Admission to Kindergarten
For a four-year-old child to be admitted into kindergarten, he/she must have reached his/her fourth birthday by April 16th of the instructional year for admission.
Phase I: Intent to Apply and Evaluation
Intent to Apply:
The parent/guardian seeking early admission to kindergarten must notify the DPS Office of Advanced Academics or the child’s base school within the first thirty (30) calendar days of the new instructional school year requesting an Intent to Apply and Notice of Independent Evaluation Form (AIG - K1). CLICK HERE
To determine eligibility status, students must score at the 98th percentile on a national aptitude (IQ) test AND 98th percentile on a nationally normed achievement test provided by a psychologist licensed in North Carolina. All evaluations must be administered after April 16th following the child’s fourth (4th) birthdate. A report of the testing results must be provided to the Office of Advanced Academics with the Intent to Apply and Notice of Independent Evaluation Form (AIG – K1).
Note: Obtaining the aptitude and achievement assessment results is the sole responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) and undertaken at their expense;
DPS does not provide any screening for the purpose of early admission to Kindergarten.
Upon successful completion of Phase One, qualifying students will move to the second phase of performance review and interviews by the school principal and his/her Early Admission Committee.
Early Admission Application and Overview
- Overview of the Early Admission Process [English, Spanish]
- Intent to Apply and Evaluation Data (AIG-K1) [English, Spanish]
- Parent/Guardian Checklist (AIG - K2) [English, Spanish]
- Recommendation Checklist (AIG - K3) [English, Spanish]
- Phase II - Student Performance (AIG - K4) [English, Spanish]
- Flow chart and State Board Policy [English, Spanish]
For more information, please contact Laura Parrott, Coordinator of Advanced Academics, at Laura.Parrott@dpsnc.net