Early Entry to Kindergarten

  • Early entry into kindergarten is governed by law through KRS 158.030, and parents/guardians may petition a year in advance for early enrollment through Kentucky's public school districts. In Fayette County, families may fill out an application between Aug. 15 and Oct. 7.

    A child must turn 4 years old on or before Oct. 31 for assessment opportunities. Also, no applications will be accepted after Oct. 7 because placements must be completed early to hire appropriate staffing for the following school year. 

    Guide to Early Entry to Kindergarten

    • Kindergarten application
    • Paper application -- available in the district's Gifted and Talented office at 701 E. Main St., Room 206 

    Note: Families may also apply for the kindergarten programs at Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary and/or Dixie Magnet Elementary. Early entrance there depends on both the lottery placement and the early-entry kindergarten placement decision. The application window for Maxwell and Dixie runs Aug. 15 through Oct. 7: online application


  • Contact

    Julie Gann, GT specialist

    Phone: (859) 381-4727 or -4741