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First Grade Enrollment Information

To enroll your child in first grade at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, there are specific requirements based on their previous experience.

  • Completed Kindergarten Program: If your child has successfully completed a kindergarten program, you will need to provide evidence such as a report card and attendance report. Alternatively, a phone interview with the school director may also be arranged. The Executive Director of Elementary Education will review this evidence before enrollment.
  • Transfer from Another State or Country: If your child is transferring to Hamilton Southeastern Schools from another state or country, is six years old, or meets eligibility requirements for first grade in another location, they are entitled to continue in first grade. This is applicable if they attended an accredited public or private first-grade program before enrolling in HSE Schools. 


Early Entrance to First Grade

If your child has not completed a kindergarten program, was homeschooled or does not have evidence of successfully completing kindergarten, you must submit an Application for Early Entrance to First Grade. This application is due by August 1.  As part of this process, your child will need to participate in an interview/assessment with the building principal or the Executive Director of Elementary Education. A determination will then be made regarding readiness. 

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Danielle Fetters Thompson

Assistant Superintendent of Foundational Learning