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Early Entrance for Kindergarten and First Grade

Early EntranceThe early entrance process is designed to provide an opportunity for children who do not meet the August 31 cut-off age as mandated by the state of Washington, but are academically ready and advanced, to enter kindergarten or first grade early. These children must also demonstrate advanced characteristics socially, emotionally, and in their thinking skills. All of these factors demonstrate readiness for the elementary classroom environment.

The early entrance testing happened on Saturday, June 4.  Results from the June 4 testing have been emailed out to families on July 15, 2022.  If you are awaiting results and have not received notification please email [email protected].

 

We are NOT accepting any more applications for 22-23 early entrance into kindergarten.  We are also not accepting any earlier entry applications for first grade UNLESS the 5 year old has attended an OSPI approved private school for kindergarten. 


Families seeking early entrance for their 5 year old who has attended an OSPI approved private school for kindergarten can still apply for First grade early entrance. This application is due by July 29, 2022.  Please click on the following for the Kindergarten Private School Form.  There is no fee required for this application.  Once completed the form can either be mailed to Edmonds School District, Attn: Sari White 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7405 or emailed to [email protected].


Below is general information regarding Early Entrance... 

2022-2023 Kindergarten Early Entrance

Families who are seeking early entrance for their child that will be turning 5 between September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 will need to complete the 2022-2023 application. Children will be screened by a district team in early June and children who qualify for an early entrance exemption will be granted 25-day conditional early entrance to kindergarten. All early entrance exemptions are reviewed during the 25-day conditional period by the child’s school team.    Please note:  The application deadline for early entrance testing has passed.  We are no longer accepting any more testing applications at this time.

2022-2023 First Grade Early Entrance

Scenario 1: If you have a child who will turn 6 years of age after September 1, 2022, and they have been enrolled in a kindergarten program accredited* through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) then you will need to complete Kindergarten Private School form. The form must be completed by the school and returned to Edmonds School District by July 29, 2022 for approval.

*If the school is not on the list of OSPI accredited schools, please list the teacher’s Washington State teaching certificate number on the form.

Scenario 2: Families who are seeking early entrance to first grade for their child who will be turning 6 between September 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 but have not attended a kindergarten program can apply to have their child screened by a district team in early June.  Students who qualify for an early entrance exemption will be granted 25-day conditional early entrance to first grade.   

All early entrance exemptions to first grade are also reviewed during the 25-day conditional period by the child’s school team.

Please note:  The application deadline for early entrance testing has passed.  We are no longer accepting any more testing applications at this time.  If your child meets Scenario 1 then the deadline is July 29, 2022.

Contact Information:

Early Entrance at 425.431.7344
[email protected]
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