OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Who is entitled to free instruction?

Only children whose real homes are in the district are entitled to free instruction. Legal residence, not personal or property relations, alone determines this right. In cases where children reside locally with persons other than their parents, such persons are required to legally adopt these children before they may be enrolled in school for free instruction.

What is our Educational Plan?

Your public schools are organized on the K-6-3-3 plan:--the kindergarten; the elementary schools (first six grades) ; the junior high school (grades 7, 8, 9) ; and the senior high school (grades 10, 11, 12). There is a kindergarten in each of the elementary schools where, during the first ten calendar days immediately following the opening of schools in September, children will be accepted who will become five years of age on or before December 1.

There are seven elementary schools housing the grades from the kindergarten through the sixth. Only during the first ten calendar days immediately following the opening of school in September will the children who are or who will become six years of age on or before December 1st, be admitted as beginners in the first grade.

Children who have been enrolled in the kindergarten, and who are in readiness to profit from first grade work, but who are not old enough to enter the first grade in September, may be admitted to the first grade with the approval of the principal.

There is one junior high school with grades 7, 8, and 9; and one senior high school with grades 10, 11, and 12. In addition there is a special class accommodating retarded children, and which combines manual and domestic art activities with other training and school fundamentals for the maximum development of the children.

Coordinating with this educational plan is the Department of Medical Inspection and the Department of Testing and Guidance.

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