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 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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