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Last modified: September 27, 2023

Policy No. 3165 Age At Entrance

Based on state law, the minimum age for enrollment in Provo City School District elementary schools shall be as follows:

  • Kindergarten: The child must be five years of age as of midnight, September 1
  • 1st Grade: The child must be six years of age as of midnight, September 1

A valid birth certificate must be submitted to the school where admission is sought to verify age.

The only exception to the kindergarten requirements listed above are for children of active duty military parent(s)/guardian(s) who may have started school in a state with earlier entrance requirementsThis exception is based on the 2010 Interstate Military Compact.

A child may be placed in the first grade even though the child did not meet the entry day for kindergarten the previous year if a full year of kindergarten was completed in another state or private school, provided there is convincing evidence that the child has the skills necessary to succeed in first grade.

Legal References & Synopsis

Utah Code 53G-4-402(6)

Powers and Duties Generally

Utah Code 53E -3-905

Interestate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Miliatry Children- Educational Records and EnrollmentImmunizations- Grade Level Entrance

Approved by Board of Education 

May 10, 2016