Acceleration & Early Entrance

The district believes that all students across the achievement spectrum should be challenged and supported to develop their potential. For some students needing a higher level of instruction, this can best be achieved by affording them access to curricula and learning environments more commonly provided for older students. This policy describes the process that shall be used for evaluating students for possible accelerated placement and identifying students who should who should be granted early admission to kindergarten or first grade, accelerated in one or more individual subject areas, or promoted to a higher grade level than their same age peers. The policy shall be applied equitably and systematically to all students referred for acceleration regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gifted and talented status, twice /multiple exceptionality, English language proficiency, or socioeconomic background.