Administrative Procedure 300

School Entrance Age

Background

It is necessary to set a minimum age for entrance into kindergarten and grade 1 in schools within the Division.

Procedures

  1. Children may begin kindergarten in a school within the Division in September if they are five (5) years of age by the following December 31st.
  2. Children may begin grade 1 in September if they are six (6) years of age by the following December 31st.
  3. Proof of age, presented in the form of a birth certificate or other official document acceptable to the Principal, is required at the start of kindergarten and may be requested at the start of grade 1 in the case of a student new to a school.

Adopted:

December 17, 1974

Amended:

April 10, 2000; November 28, 2011; July 2016, September 21, 2016, August 23, 2021

Reference:

Section1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,  21, 33, 52, 53, 197, 222 Education Act

Cross References:

Policy 13 Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters

AP 390 Student Appeals