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Early Admission

What is Early Access?

Young children who are highly gifted, and score in the 97th percentile or above on a normed cognitive, math, and reading assessment, may benefit from early entrance into kindergarten or first grade. Due to the rigorous academic demands of accelerating a student into kindergarten or first grade, students are screened using a number of nationally recognized assessments, and decisions are made by a team of teachers and psychologists in collaboration with parents to make sure each child's individual needs are met. A child may satisfy the requirements to be identified as gifted, but may not be highly gifted and meet the criteria for Early Access as determined by the Colorado Department of Education.


Children must be four years old by October 1 of the following school year to apply for Early Access to kindergarten, and children must be five years old by that date to apply for first grade.