STUDENTS TRANSFERRING TO DISTRICT 25
Arlington Heights School District 25 places students in grade levels based on their birthdate, in compliance with Illinois law and School Board policy. For instance, to be eligible for admission to kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years old on or before September 1st of that school term. Children who enter first grade must be six (6) years of age on or before September 1st of that school year.
STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS OUTSIDE OF ILLINOIS
District 25 recognizes that states may have different enrollment guidelines. Children who transfer during the school year to District 25 from another public school district within the United States or a U.S. Government Employee Dependents’ School, will be placed at the same grade level and will move on to the next consecutive grade level the following year.
STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM SCHOOLS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
District 25 understands that the age/grade levels in the United States may not be the same as those in other countries. Frequently, families new to the United States request that their children be placed in the same grade level that they would be placed in their native country. However, District 25 must abide by state laws and Board policy and will place students by age.
STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSIDE THE UNITED STATES
District 25 recognizes that private and parochial schools may have different enrollment guidelines. Some families have chosen to enroll their children in private/parochial schools for a year or more, at a grade level above where they would be placed in public school. For a student who has completed two years or less at a non-public school, the student would be placed at the grade level that corresponds to their age*. For a student who has completed three consecutive years or more at a non-public school, the student would be placed at the next consecutive grade level (pending review of records and documentation of successful completion). Students who come from a home-schooling experience will be placed at the grade level that corresponds with their age.
*If parents believe their child may be a good candidate for early entrance to kindergarten or first grade, please see the following links: