Policy 513.1 - Early Entrance Policy

Revised: February 21, 2017

I. PURPOSE

A student must be five years of age on or before September 1 of any year to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten classes. Princeton Public Schools views this age requirement as developmentally appropriate for a child to function successfully in the kindergarten program.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

Princeton Public Schools is in compliance with the Minnesota Statutes 2002, 120A.20, subdivision 1, which states that no person shall be admitted to any public school as a kindergarten pupil, unless the pupil is at least five years of age on or before September 1 of the calendar year in which the school year for which the pupil seeks admission commences [or as a 1st grade student unless the pupil is at least six years of age on or before September 1 of the calendar year in which the school year for which the pupil seeks admission commences or has completed kindergarten;] except that any school board may establish a process for admission of selected students at an earlier age. The early entrance process and criteria have been established for students that request admission at an earlier age.

Legal Reference:

  • M.S. 120A.20

Revised: February 21, 2017