Hoquiam offers testing for early entry to kindergarten or first grade

Testing for kids who may be ready for school early has been scheduled at the Hoquiam School District in June.

Students normally need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2014, for entry into kindergarten and 6 years old for entry into first grade. “This increases the likelihood that students will have developed the maturity to successfully meet rigorous state and district academic standards,” according to a press release from the school district.

Occasionally, students with fall birthdays show social, physical, cognitive and communication skills that are well over a year beyond their age. Parents who live in Hoquiam and would like to have their child assessed for early entry should contact Dr. Tricia Zurybida at Hoquiam Special Services at 538-8291.

Testing for early entry will be held in the morning on Friday, June 6. The testing fee is $75, with a reduced fee for low-income families.


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