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Kindergarten Early Entry Information

Kindergarten Early Entry
The kindergarten age requirement of turning 5 on or before August 15 is set in state law, T.C.A.49-6-201. However, another law, T.C.A. 49-6-3001(b)(2)(B), allows school districts some flexibility in allowing students who are close to the age cut-off to enroll in kindergarten early:
Notwithstanding subdivision (b)(2)(A), if the director of schools finds through evaluation and testing, at the request of the parent or legal guardian, that a child who is five (5) years of age on or before September 30 is sufficiently mature emotionally and academically, then the child may be permitted to enter Kindergarten. (This option for early enrollment is completely under the jurisdiction of the school district. The State Board does not have authority over that process.)
Parents are encouraged to give careful consideration before requesting their child be screened for early kindergarten entry.
For the 2022-2023 school year, Germantown Municipal Schools will be providing screenings for parents who are seeking early entry into our kindergarten program on the following dates:
              • Tuesday, April 5th
              • Wednesday, April 6th
Please contact Rosie Naldoza to schedule an appointment @901-752-7917