The J.O. Combs Unified School District is dedicated to education placement decisions that will best serve the children in our community. Decisions to accept a child for early kindergarten admission will be based on a clear indication that the child exhibits skills in areas of development that will most likely assure a successful kindergarten experience. The screening will be conducted by a team of kindergarten experts and parents will be notified regarding admission within one week. All decisions by the team are final and there will not be additional opportunities for re-screening.
By law, students must turn 5 by December 31st of the school year to qualify for early kindergarten testing. Please note that the list below describes general concepts that the early kindergarten test will be assessing:
- Social Development: How well student separates from parents, follows directions, and interacts with adults and peers
- Motor Skills: Physical activity, holding a pencil, and using scissors
- Basic Academic Skills: Knowing shapes, colors, letters, and numbers
If your child has not yet demonstrated these skills, we would like to recommend that you consider our Kinder Prep preschool. Please refer to the Community Education section of our website for additional information regarding Kinder Prep.
Early Kindergarten Screening Registration Information:
Screenings will be held at the J.O. Combs District Office Board Room on the following dates:
- May 17th, 2-5PM
- June 15th, 1PM-4PM
**You must complete both steps in order to screen your child for early kindergarten admission**