Students must be 5 years of age by August 31 to be admitted into Kindergarten and 6 years of age by August 31 to be admitted into First Grade.
EARLY ENTRY KINDERGARTEN ADMISSION
Students that will reach the required age for Kindergarten by December 31 may be admitted if deemed academically ready by school administration, in consultation with the parent/ guardian and teachers if there are available Kindergarten placements. Consultation among the parent/guardian, teachers, and school administration for non-standard admissions to Kindergarten shall consist of the following procedures: (1) the student shall reach the age of 5 by December 31 of that academic year; (2) the student will have a sibling enrolled in the school or a sibling will be enrolled concurrently for the school year in question; and (3) the student will be given a Readiness Screening including attending kindergarten boot camp at Ridgeline prior to admittance. The results will be given to the parent/guardian.
Early Entry students who successfully attend Kindergarten Boot Camp will be invited to attend Kindergarten Jump Start, where the student will attend Ridgeline Academy for two days prior to the start of school and enrollment. During this time the teacher will assess the student’s ability to keep up with the class. Before the start of school, a conference will be held for all early enrollment candidates after Jump Start to review academic and social skills and determine enrollment.
Notwithstanding any of the above, the school will comply with all enrollment requirements for charter schools that are sponsored by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS).