Littleton Public Schools, in accordance with the Colorado Exceptional Children’s Education Act (ECEA) and Board Policy JEB (Entrance Age Requirements), allows students who do not meet the entrance age requirement for enrollment in kindergarten or first grade to apply for early access should the following criteria apply:
They are transferring from an accredited state or private kindergarten or first grade. Accreditation will be recognized from state and/or national organizations.
They will be 4 years old in kindergarten or 5 years old in first grade as documented by a legal birth certificate or other acceptable record by the first day of school in LPS AND meet the criteria for gifted and talented identification as outlined in ECEA under the Early Access into kindergarten or first grade provision.
The decision for a child to enter school early can have a profound effect on his/her academic and social performance for the remainder of the child’s school career. It is a decision that must be taken very seriously.
Applications for Early Access to Kindergarten and First Grade are only accepted for the upcoming school year from January 1st-May 31st of that year for the next school year.
No applications will be accepted after the May 31st deadline.