The first year for Primary school for JCPS begins with students who turn age 5 on or before August 1 for the 2020-21 school year. In accordance with KRS 158.031(6), JCPS has established criteria for early entrance to Primary 1 (P1), also known as kindergarten, for students who have mastered P1 benchmarks before age 5. Students who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 31 will be eligible to enroll provided that the student meets criteria established by the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE). The deadline to submit the petition for Early Entrance to P1 (kindergarten) is April 1, 2020. After the April 1, 2020, deadline, there will not be any opportunities to petition the district for Early Entrance to P1 for the 2020-21 school year.
Criteria for Early Entrance (P1)
- Child must be a resident of Jefferson County, Kentucky; and
- Child must turn 5 between August 2 and October 31 of the admission year; and
- Child must meet the qualifications on the BRIGANCE Screening in the three assessment areas: core assessments, self-help, and social-emotional scales.
Contact the Office of Student Assignment at (502) 485-6250 for more information.