Acceleration Policy

State Model Acceleration Policy

Southwest Licking Local Schools has adopted the state model acceleration policy. 

Please see the document below for highlights of the model policy or click on the link below to review the model state policy. 

Early Entrance Kindergarten or First Grade

Students must turn five years old prior to August 1st to be enrolled in kindergarten and six years old prior to August 1st to be enrolled in first grade. Students who do not meet this requirement may apply for early entrance under the district’s acceleration policy. 

Request for early entrance kindergarten or 1st grade using the district referral form for acceleration below must be received by June 1st for all current residents of the district. Residents, who move into the district after June 1st, must submit a request for early entrance within 30 days of residency or no later than August 1st. Proof of the date residency was established must be provided. After this date, no referrals will be accepted for the current school year. 

District Referrral Form for Acceleration 

All subject acceleration or grade level acceleration referrals must be made using the District Referral Form for Acceleration. This includes early entrance kindergarten and first grade referrals. Referrals must be returned to the Coordinator of Gifted Services. 

Referral for Acceleration Assessment Form

Additional Information about Acceleration 

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