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We continue to closely monitor wildfire activity around our community in partnership with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. Firefighters have done an outstanding job closing the spread of the Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires, and we are incredibly appreciative of their hard work and dedication to protecting our communities. We must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity, particularly with high winds forecasted for this afternoon through Thursday morning. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has requested that we extend our closure of in-person learning at school in Lyons through the end of this week.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
Recent legislation has allowed school districts to offer “highly advanced gifted children” the option of early entrance to kindergarten or first grade. A child must be four on or before the first day of school to be an eligible candidate for Early Access to kindergarten, or five years of age to be eligible for Early Access to first grade.
Highly advanced gifted children may show exceptional academic achievement, reasoning ability, performance and motivation compared to other children. They are highly precocious and ready for school. This option is not recommended for the majority of children. Detailed screening and criteria are used to determine school readiness.
Why are students now allowed to enter school early?
Some gifted students have exhausted the resources of preschool and/or homeschooling preschool before age five. These students’ needs would best be met by accelerating them into school earlier. This legislation was designed with those children in mind.
Who can enter school early?
How do I know if my child would be a good candidate?
We have several levels of screening to determine if a child would be a good candidate for early enrollment.
First, speak with your child’s preschool teacher or other adults to find out if they feel your child would meet the rigorous criteria
Second, contact the Gifted Services Department at (303) 702-7808 to complete a brief interview and pick up a screening portfolio packet. This packet explains the procedure, as well as the information you will need to collect.
How can I apply for my child to be considered for Early Access to kindergarten or first grade?
After reviewing information regarding skills, criteria, timeline and fees, contact Gifted Services Department, for instructions about the next steps to follow.