District 622 parents are invited to a free information session on the pros and cons of early admission to kindergarten.
The session will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 9 at the District 622 Education Center, 2520 E. 12th Avenue, North St. Paul.
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District policy allows parents of children who will turn age 5 between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, to apply for early admission to kindergarten.
Applications are available by calling the Special Services Department at 651-748-7456. The deadline for application submission is May 24.
There is a $120 fee for the initial interview conducted on June 10 by a licensed school psychologist. Children who show evidence of competency above their age will then have further evaluation scheduled by appointment during that same week—between June 10 and June 14 for an additional fee.
Parents who are uncertain about whether their child would be considered advanced in development, or who wish to know more about the standards for early entrance, may call Linda Kallevang, school psychologist, at 651-748-6765.
Applications will not be accepted unless parent/guardian has either attended the May 9 information session or talked to Linda by telephone.