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Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Check for registration hours at your local elementary school. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENROLLMENT


By state law, students who will be five (5) on or before September 30 are eligible to enroll.  Children whose fifth birthday falls after September 30 are not eligible to begin school as  four-year-olds.  A child with an October 1 or later birthday cannot be considered for enrollment.  This includes students who transfer from other school districts after the start of the school year.  Compulsory attendance for five year old children may be satisfied by attendance at any public or private pre-kindergarten program, including Head Start programs.

 

REQUEST FOR FIRST GRADE PLACEMENT

 

A child who is 5 by September 30 may be placed in first grade without a trial placement if s/he was enrolled in and has successfully completed a kindergarten program in a public school system.

A child who is 5 by September 30 will be placed in first grade without a trial placement if s/he was enrolled in and has successfully completed a kindergarten program in a non-public school recognized as participating in the accreditation program under the auspices of the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE). Parents must provide evidence (report card or transcript) that indicates that the child has successfully completed the kindergarten program at the non-public school.

A child who is 5 by September 30 will be placed in first grade without a trial placement if s/he was enrolled in and has successfully completed a kindergarten program in a Distance Education School participating in the accreditation program under the auspices of the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE). Parents must provide evidence (report card or transcript) that indicates that the child has successfully completed the kindergarten program at the distance Education School.

All other children of kindergarten age whose parents request first grade placement may be placed in the first grade ONLY after appropriate observation and evaluation. Evaluation of the student will not occur prior to the end of the current school year. The principal may choose to do an evaluation during the summer or may choose to place the child in kindergarten to observe and evaluate prior to making the decision regarding grade placement. The final grade placement must be made no later than the student’s first month of school; however a child does not need to spend an entire month in kindergarten before the principal makes the grade placement decision. Parents should make the request to their child's principal and understand that the final decision on grade placement rests with the principal.

To print a list of schools accredited by the Virginia Council of Private Education (VCPE), go to http://www.vcpe.org/. There are a number of private schools in other counties that are accredited by VCPE. If you have a question about accreditation, contact Dr. Kinkead’s office (571-252-1380).

 

Loudoun County Accredited KG’s:
1. Bean Tree Learning—Ashburn
2. The Boyd School—Aldie
3. The Boyd School—Broadlands
4. The Boyd School—Sterling
5. Chesterbrook—Sterling
6. County Christian School (formerly Christian Faith & Fellowship School)—Ashburn
7. The Goddard School, Research Place—Ashburn
8. The Goddard School—Leesburg
9. The Hill School—Middleburg
10. Loudoun Country Day School—Leesburg
11. Open Arms Christian Child—Ashburn
12. Open Door Learning Center—Leesburg
13. Our Lady of Hope Catholic School—Potomac Falls
14. Primrose School at Moorefield Station—Ashburn
15. Primrose School of Ashburn—Ashburn
16. St. Theresa’s School—Ashburn
17. Virginia Academy—Ashburn

 
VCPE Accredited Distance Education Schools K-12
1. Griggs International Academy—Berrien Springs, MI
2. International Connections Academy—Baltimore, MD
3. K-12 International Academy—Herndon, VA
4. Laurel Springs School—West Chester, PA
5. Seton Home Study School, Inc.—Front Royal, VA
6. Southeast Academy—Saltville, VA

Note: Some Distance Education Schools provide instruction on-line, while others provide curriculum or materials sent to parents. You must have evidence from the Distance Education School that the child has successfully completed the kindergarten program.
For 2013-2014 enrollment in kindergarten, the student’s birthday must be no later than September 30, 2008.
For 2014-2015 enrollment in kindergarten, the student’s birthday must be no later than September 30, 2009.
 
REGISTRATION FORMS
Registration forms will be available at your local elementary school by the middle of March.  
REGISTRATION SITES

All elementary schools will register students in their attendance zone only.  If there are questions about attendance zones, go to www.lcps.org.    At the top of the web page, you will see "School Attendance Boundaries".  This link will take you to your school boundary site.  If you have questions about LABEL, you may contact the Department of Planning and Legislative Services at 571-252-1050.

 
Last Modified on April 4, 2014