entrance into kindergarten or first grade for the 2016-2017 school year
may be possible for students who turn 5 or 6 years of age between
September 1 and December 31, 2016.
assessment by a psychologist licensed in the state of Washington is required
for early entrance. To qualify, children who turn 5 or 6 years of age between:
*September 1 and October 31
must demonstrate above average ability in several assessment areas
(scoring 115 or above in all areas evaluated)
*November 1 and December 31 may be considered
for early entrance on a highly individual basis when exceptional intellectual
ability requires a placement in kindergarten or first grade in order to meet
individual needs (scoring 120 or above in all areas evaluated)
are usually responsible for scheduling and paying for the assessment.
Psychologists set their own fee schedules. They
typically begin testing in late winter or early spring for the following
The psychologist must send the results along with the Early Entrance Application to Shelley
Roehl, Edmonds School District, 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood WA 98036 by August
A free district assessment may be given to
families meeting free or reduced lunch eligibility. District
assessments are typically scheduled in early August. Applications
for the free test must be submitted to the address above with proof of
income before July 15, 2016. There may be limited appointments available after July 15.
Once approval for early entrance is received, you may register your child. Your school will not be able to accept your registration until they are notified that your child has successfully passed the evaluation.
click on one of the links below for the Kindergarten or First
Grade parent packet for the 2016-2017 school year. The packet
contains contact information for psychologists as well as the form to
complete if you think you qualify for a free district assessment. Only
results submitted on the 2016-2017 testing form will be accepted.The parent must also complete the Early Entrance
Application. The parent will give this application to the psychologist, who
will submit it to the Edmonds School District with the testing results.
will receive notification from the district within 5 working days of
receipt of assessment results authorizing conditional early entrance into
kindergarten or first grade. After you receive the notification, you
may go to your home school to register. Early entrance candidates must
register before the first day of school in September.
entrance into kindergarten or first grade is conditional pending the successful
completion of a 25 school day evaluation period. The school may decide at any
time during this evaluation period if early entrance placement is appropriate
for your child. The child must start school on the first day of school and is expected to attend all days for a full day.
Grade Early Entrance
of first grade early entrance candidates must also sign and return
the First Grade Conditions letter (found in the parent packet).
Additionally, testing may be waived and the student considered for early
entrance into first grade regardless of
the date of birth if s/he successfully completes the kindergarten year
at an accredited private kindergarten, or the teacher has a valid Washington
state teaching certificate. The school must complete and return the First
Grade - Attended Private Kindergarten form also found in the parent packet.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 425-431-7176 if you have additional questions about early entrance into
kindergarten or first grade.