In Bowling Green Independent Schools, to be recommended for early entrance to kindergarten (born after August 1, 2014), children need to demonstrate above-average performance and development in academic skills, as well as approaches to learning, health and physical well-being, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and cognitive and general knowledge. The standards for early admittance are high to ensure students are not frustrated by their advanced grade placement. There will be no consideration, including an appeals process, for children with birthdates beyond October 1, 2014. Additionally, final placement considerations will include availability of space and funding.
The process will include multiple measures of the child’s readiness for school. These measures may include, but are not limited to the following:
- STAR Early Literacy - AIMSWeb Math- Kindergarten Readiness Screener (Brigance) including Parent Social/Emotional Self-Help Scale - Parent/Guardian Questionnaire