SUSD opens testing for early kindergarten admittance

Testing is available for early entrance into the Scottsdale Unified School District’s free, all-day kindergarten for the school year that begins Aug. 5.

This is an opportunity, a press release states, for parents of a child born between Sept. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014 to see if their child qualifies to start school one year early.

To request testing, parents should visit susd.org/CommunityEd to fill out the Early Entrance Assessment Screening form. The cost to administer the screening, which takes place the third weeks of June and July, is $85.

SUSD has 19 elementary schools serving the Phoenix-Scottsdale metro area, all of which offer free, all-day kindergarten. Qualifying schools offer free before- and after-school care.

The district has two Dual Language Immersion programs: Desert Canyon Elementary School’s Mandarin language program is only open to kindergarteners; and the Spanish language program at Pueblo Elementary is school-wide.

SUSD also offers fee-based, pre-school options for young learners.

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