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Accelerated Placement

Accelerated Placement Act

Pleasantdale School District 107 complies with the Illinois Accelerated Placement Act (Public Act 100-0421). “Accelerated placement” is the placement of a student at the instructional level that best matches that student’s needs by allowing access to a curriculum that is usually reserved for children who are older or in higher grades than the student. Accelerated placement options must include, but need not be limited to, early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, single subject acceleration, and whole grade acceleration. Accelerated placement is not limited to those students who have been identified as gifted and talented, but rather is open to all students who demonstrate high ability and who may benefit from accelerated placement. Eligibility for accelerated placement shall also be open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, English language proficiency, or socioeconomic status.

To be considered for early entry to kindergarten or first grade, please complete this form and submit it along with all required supporting documents to the Pleasantdale Elementary School office by May 1st prior to the school year in which you are seeking enrollment. 

If you are interested in further information regarding single subject or whole grade acceleration options, please contact your child’s building principal.

Additional questions about accelerated placement can be sent to Dr. Jennifer Ban, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.