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At what age is a student eligible for open enrollment?

Answer: 

Regular education students are eligible for grades K – 12, as well as for pre-Kindergarten programs if the student is 5 years of age on or before September 15. Colby Miller, 20 D.o.E. App. Dec. 001. In most cases, students that are younger than 5 years old do not qualify for open enrollment.

  • Students cannot open enroll into Statewide Voluntary Four Year Old Preschool programs.
  • Students who require special education programs or services are eligible from birth to age 21. Note: Students that qualify for open enrollment under the age of 5 do NOT automatically qualify for continuation when entering kindergarten. Students, who attend pre-kindergarten in a district other than their resident district, whether in a public or private pre-school, do not qualify for continuous open enrollment based on that enrollment.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 21, 2014 at 1:36am.