Early Entrance Appeal: Kindergarten

Kindergarten Early Entrance Appeal

If your child will be five (5) on or before August 1st, access the Kindergarten registration page.

If not, continue below:


Each child of legal settlement shall be eligible for Kindergarten providing that s/he has attained the age of five (5) on or before August 1st. This requirement also shall apply to children who transfer into the School Corporation and who may have attended private or public kindergarten in another locality.

Children of legal settlement who have not attained the age of five (5) by August 1st shall not be eligible for entrance into the kindergarten program unless an appeal is submitted, screening of the child is completed, and early entrance is granted.

Such an appeal is to be submitted to the Superintendent’s Office by no later than August 1st using the approved form: Early Entrance Appeal Form

Prior to making any decision on early entrance, the child will participate in a screening program which is based on the following criteria:

A. Superior ratings on individual intellectual measures and no significant deviation in specific cognitive or perceptual areas.
B. Social maturity at least equal to the child's advanced mental status and fifth (or sixth) year birth date.
C. Sound and well-developed personality as judged by the examiner and from case history material obtained from the parent.
D. Physical characteristics not likely to limit the child's participation in the program. Particular attention is directed to eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.


Completed appeal forms should be submitted between May 1 and August 1 prior to the start of the school year. The school district will review submitted appeal forms and schedule a screening of the child and interview with the parent(s) between June 1 and August 1 prior to the start of the school year. 

Appeal forms should be submitted to:
Attn: Assistant Superintendent
Scott County School District 2
375 E. Gardner St.
Scottsburg, IN 47170

Contact the office above with any questions: (812) 752-8946