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Early entrance Kindergarten

Children who are 5 years old by August 31, 2017 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. However, children who turn 5 between September 1 and December 31, 2017 may be assessed to determine readiness for early entrance into kindergarten.

The intent of early entrance is to identify highly capable children who miss the regular September 1 cutoff for kindergarten entrance. Early entry is specifically geared for children whose curriculum achievement level far exceeds the norm. In order to be considered for the early entrance exception, the child must exhibit advanced skills in language arts, mathematics, and in social, emotional and motor development as measured by tests administered by the Deer Valley Unified School District.

All kindergarten readiness testing registration is completed online beginning February 21, 2017. The testing dates for early entrance into kindergarten are indicated below. A $75 non-refundable testing fee is due at the time of registration. Your testing date will be assigned after submitting required documentation.

Testing dates are:
  • April 28 (Friday)
  • June 2 (Friday)
  • July 10 (Monday)

Testing will take place at the DVUSD District Office, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027. Please allow 1 ½ hours for the testing. The testing is individually administered by early education teachers. Due to FERPA laws, the results of the test CANNOT be released via phone. Test results will be mailed within two weeks of the test date. All results are final. Parents can then enroll child into Kindergarten by presenting the acceptance letter, stating the student has passed the kindergarten readiness test to the home school registrar. Your testing date will be assigned after submitting required documentation.

No age-exceptions will be granted after the start of the first day of the school year, unless unique circumstances exist with children transferring from another school, state or country. In these unique circumstances, all rules and procedures described above will be followed. No screenings from other schools will be accepted.