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Kindergarten Requirements

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Kindergarten Information and Age Requirement

A child shall be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten at the beginning of the school year, or at a later time in the same year, if the child has his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the applicable school year.  (Education Code 48000, 48010)

Any child who will have his/her fifth birthday from September 2 through December 2 (inclusive) of the applicable school year shall be offered a transitional kindergarten program in accordance with law and Board policy.  (Education Code 48000)

Proof of age shall be required of all enrolling students. Newport-Mesa Unified School District does not participate in early admission for under-age children into transitional kindergarten and/or kindergarten. AR 5111, BP 6170.1

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