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Scottsdale Schools host community education program for young learners

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SUSD officials say public education leaders are proud to open the doors of its kindergarten classrooms during the month, and again in late February/mid-March, to give families a taste of the amazing teaching and learning that takes place there every day of the school year. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress)
Scottsdale Schools welcomes first-time, young families to district
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The holiday season may be upon us, but Scottsdale Unified School District is already planning ahead for the 2024-25 school year, with multiple opportunities available in January for families with young learners.

Parents who will be enrolling first-time students can get them off to the perfect start with SUSD’s Community Education programs, according to a press release.

The district’s learning opportunities cater to the unique needs of 2-year-olds, preschoolers and pre-kindergarten students. Priority online registration for SUSD early learning programs runs from Jan. 10 – 17, 2024, but registrations will continue to be accepted after that.

January also kicks off the district’s second set of Kindergarten Roundup events at 14 elementary schools and three K-8 schools.

SUSD officials say public education leaders are proud to open the doors of its kindergarten classrooms during the month, and again in late February/mid-March, to give families a taste of the amazing teaching and learning that takes place there every day of the school year.

As a reminder, incoming kindergarteners for the 2024-25 school year must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

Lastly, parents who believe their student may be suited for the rigors of SUSD’s Comprehensive Gifted Program are also invited into its classrooms in January, as well as in March and May.

Multiage elementary and middle school CGP classrooms are designed for highly gifted learners who need a more rapid pace, with the opportunity for radical acceleration, as well as enrichment opportunities.

The CGP program operates in three SUSD learning communities: Arcadia, Desert Mountain and Saguaro. The CGP program at Tavan Elementary leads to the CGP program at Ingleside Middle School; the Redfield Elementary program leads to the Desert Canyon Middle School program; and the Kiva Elementary program leads to the program at Mohave Middle School.

Kindergarten CGP applications for the 2024-2025 school year can be submitted starting Jan. 8; the application for grades 1-8 is open now.

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