Early entrance to Kinder AND trying to get into a selective enrollment school

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      So, my 3 year old now turns 4 in Nov. 2020.  He will therefore NOT be 5 by Sept. 1, 2021.  But I know there is an Early Entrance to Kindergarten option where kids who turn 5 between Sept 2nd and Dec. 31 can apply for Kindergarten early with some caveats and extra testing.

      I was wondering if anyone else has done this yet? AND their kid has done well on the selective enrollment test AND got into a Selective Enrollment school?

      I will obviously choose the latest possible testing date!

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      We did the early entrance exam in the spring of this year and my daughter did very well. 99.9 cognitive, 99.9 reading, 99.7 math. The percentile is compared to others her age in months and years. We didn’t apply for selective enrollment schools so we didn’t do the second round of testing. We actually decided against early enrollment before covid even hit. COVID was just a nail in the coffin. I definitely think she would have been fine both academically and socially (in a selective enrollment school at age 4)  but just decided to give her another year of play before she has to take it all so seriously.  We will apply for selective enrollment in the fall, for when she starts with her age cohort in kindergarten next year. She is in person this year at a private preschool and  is very happy there. They do minimal academics and differentiate. And we supplement at home with some first grade level work, but don’t push it at all. She is having so much fun and blossoming socially, so I’m happy with the decision. I feel bad for kids that are loosing a year to grow socially due to COVID.

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      I am looking at the form for early entrance – Choice elementary schools application — Where do we specify that I want to apply for selective enrollment schools or that is primarily based on selecting the relevant school code? We were looking for skinner north.

      Also our alternative option was Skinner west but we not in the neighborhood as of now but intend to move within the boundry next year – do we still qualify for applying to skinner west early entrance?

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