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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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