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Grade level placement criteria and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

GRADE LEVEL PLACEMENT CRITERIA

Minimum age requirement for Kindergarten

As a result of legislation passed in September 2010, children are admitted into a Kindergarten program at the beginning of the school year, or whenever they move into the district, if their 5th birthday is on or before September 1.

 

Birthday

2018/19

Grade Level

2019/20

Grade Level

09/02/14 – 12/02/14

Not Eligible for Enrollment

Transitional Kindergarten

09/02/13 – 12/02/13

09/02/13 – 09/01/14

Transitional Kindergarten

Kindergarten

09/02/12 – 09/01/13

Kindergarten

1

09/02/11 – 09/01/12

1

2

09/02/10 – 09/01/11

2

3

10/02/09 – 09/01/10

3

4

11/02/08 – 10/01/09

4

5

12/03/07 – 11/01/08

5

6

12/03/06 – 12/02/07

6

7

12/03/05 – 12/02/06

7

8

 

12/03/04 – 12/02/05

 

8

9

(not offered in FVSD)

 

GRADE LEVEL PLACEMENT CRITERIA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:        My child will turn five years old on September 2 and I want him to go to Kindergarten… can he?

A:        No, Fountain Valley School District follows State Education Code and your child must turn five years old on or before September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten. Your child is eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten, since his/her fifth birthday is between September 2 and December 2.

Q:        My child will turn five years old on August 30, but I don’t want to send her to Kindergarten yet… can I enroll her in Transitional Kindergarten?

A: Possibly, children whose birthdays fall between July 1 and September 1 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if there is space. Children are placed based on space with a priority for students whose birthdays are closest to September 1.

Q:        We just moved from overseas and my child is age-­appropriate for 3rd grade, but he did not finish 2nd grade at the prior school… can I enroll my child in 2nd grade? 

A:        Most of the time we place children in the grade level for which they are age-­appropriate.

You are welcome to talk to the principal at your child’s school regarding placement questions you may have.

Q:        We just moved from out-­of-­state/overseas and my child is age-­appropriate for 6th grade, but she was in 8th grade in our city/country… what grade level will my child be enrolled in?

A:        Most of the time we place children in the grade level for which they are age-­appropriate.

You are welcome to talk to the principal at your child’s school regarding placement questions you may have.