Announcements, Education

Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments in Seward on May 6

kpbsdlogoKenai Peninsula School District Media Release

Soldotna, April 2, 2014—Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2014, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date.

“The Title I funded Pre-K programs available at specific sites in the KPBSD provide an excellent opportunity for children who turn four by September 1, 2014, to get a jumpstart on success in school,” said Christine Ermold, director of elementary education. “KPBSD’s Pre-K teachers are all certified and have specialized training in early childhood education. As a result, the programs they offer are engaging and developmentally appropriate, with an emphasis on preparing children to be successful when they enter kindergarten. Pre-K the KPBSD way focuses on experiences that facilitate each child’s growth in the targeted areas of social and emotional development; approaches to learning; communication, language, and literacy; cognitive development, and; physical well-being.”

Action steps

1.     Contact your local attendance area school.

2.     Complete a Pre-K application—the school office will provide applications, or download a Pre-K application from the KPBSD website.

3.     Return the application to your local school office during school hours. Schedule your child’s assessment prior to the date for your neighborhood school. (See dates on school list.)


4.     Children must be age 4 by September 1, 2014.

5.     Title I KPBSD programs web link: Title 1 programs at KPBSD


KPBSD Title I Elementary School Screening dates for Seward is May 6, 2014. Call Seward Elementary at 224-3356 for more details.

Students qualify for Title I services based on academic need

Title I programs are required to utilize effective, research based instruction, and must also provide evidence that students receiving Title I support are showing academic growth. Such evidence is gathered through regular formative assessments and through annual state standardized tests.


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