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Early Admission to Kindergarten

Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, North Carolina state law requires children to turn 5 by August 31st to be eligible to attend kindergarten in the public school system.

Consideration for a four-year-old child to be granted early admission to kindergarten, the child must meet
the following Admission Criteria:

  1. The child must have had his/her fourth birthday by April 16 of the current year.
  2. The child must be tested (at parent's expense) by a licensed psychologist for aptitude (intelligence) and achievement in reading and/or mathematics. Testing must occur after April 16th of the current year.
  3. The child must score at 98th percentile on the aptitude test and the 98th percentile on either the reading or mathematics achievement test.
  4. A completed early admissions application should be submitted to the school principal no later than 3:00 p.m. one week prior to the first day of school.
  5. The parents (or guardians) and the child must be interviewed by school staff members.

A completed early admissions application contains all of the following:

  • Early Admission to Kindergarten application with copies of the testing results attached.
  • Parent/Guardian checklist completed. (Link below to download form)
  • Two letters of recommendation from a pediatrician, preschool teacher, or other adult having direct knowledge of the child. (Link below to download form)