Early Access

For Highly Advanced Gifted Children Under Age Six

Early Access into kindergarten or first grade was established by House Bill 1021 and became effective in July 2009. To meet the needs of highly advanced children who have not yet entered kindergarten or first grade, Montrose County School District may grant early entrance to school. The process is not for typical children who miss the September 15th entrance date.

Who will benefit from Early Access? HB 1021 limits early access to 4 or 5 year olds who are “highly advanced gifted children.” These children are academically gifted, socially and emotionally mature, and are in the top 2 percent of the population.

Colorado Department of Education Early Access Fact Sheet

Early Access Letter MCSD 2017.pdf

If you have further questions about Early Access or our process, please contact:

John Steele

Secondary STEM/Gifted Education Coordinator

Montrose County School District RE-1J

930 Colorado Ave.

Montrose, CO 81401

970-249-7726 ext. 4902