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About Early Entrance
A unique type of whole-grade acceleration is early entrance to school (i.e., Kindergarten or first grade). When considering early entrance into kindergarten or first grade, keep in mind it is a process designed to meet the academic and social needs of the child. Students accepted into Kindergarten or 1st grade early are placed in a class where peers could be up to two years older.
Early entrance is considered when guardians request that their child be enrolled in Kindergarten or 1st grade at the start of the upcoming school year even though the child is not yet five years old (Kindergarten)/six years old (1st grade) on or before September 1.
Criteria for Early Entrance to Kindergarten
Criteria for Early Entrance to First Grade
○ Early Entrance Request Form - Due April 1st
○ Parent Questionnaire for District review - Due April 15th
○ Preschool Teacher Questionnaire - Due April 15th
Mundelein Elementary School District 75
Acceleration Process 2023 Informational PDF