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 Early Access to Kindergarten and First Grade

General Information Early Access to Kindergarten and First Grade

for Highly Advanced Children

Parent/Guardian Information Letter

BVSD Regulation Exhibit JEC-RE-1​ on Early Access to kindergarten and first grade for highly advanced children. This is process is grade acceleration and is intended for highly gifted children.

All application Portfolios are due by April 3, 2017 unless parents can provide proof of moving into the district after April 1, 2017.  All applicants will go through an assessment screening April 4-April 13, 2017.  Parents need to set up an appointment for this screening when they turn in their application portfolio.  Parents will be notified regarding their child advancing or not advancing to the second round of assessment on April 27, 2017.  Those parents of children accepted for the second round of assessment will be notified regarding their child's acceptance or denial as Early Access students on May 3, 2017.

2017 Early Access Information Night - March 8, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm in the Flagstaff Room at the Education Center, 6500 Arapahoe, Boulder 80303.  Spanish interpreters will be available, if needed.  Please let us know any language needs so we can have interpreters, if you wish. People will be available to answer questions and help with portfolios at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Early Access

Characteristics and Profiles of the Highly Advanced Gifted Child

Fast Facts  A Document of the Colorado Department of Education

 2017-2018 Portfolio Information - Please read through the entire webpage below to make sure you have all of the necessary information

The following pieces are required for a complete Early Access Portfolio.  Please do not staple or put these items in a notebook.  Portfolio contents should be paper clipped together and placed in a manila envelope.  A completed Early Access Portfolio includes the following: 
1.  Early Access Cover Sheet
2.  Signed and completed Early Access Parent Letter and Application
3.  Copy of the child's birth certificate (do not submit an original birth certificate)
4.  Home Language Survey
5.  Four pieces of student work.  Attach one of the Performance Evidence Cover Sheets found at the end of the Portfolio Application Document (see above) to each piece of evidence.  Submit no more than four. 
6.  Completed Parent SurveyGRS-P.pdfGRS-P.pdf
7.  Pre-school teacher or other adult complete surveyGRS-P.pdfGRS-P.pdf . Give a copy of the survey along with the Preschool teacher Letter 2016.docxPreschool teacher Letter 2016.docx  to the person you would like to have fill it out.  Once this is completed it must be sent directly by the teacher or other adult to Advanced Academic Services at the address provided below without going through the parent/guardian.  Provide contact information in the Portfolio Application as indicated so that we can contact them directly if needed.  You are responsible for giving them the survey but you are not responsible for submitting this survey to us. 

When your completed portfolio is submitted, you will need to set up an appointment with Advanced Academic Services to bring your child in for a short assessment.  See the calendar in the Portfolio Application for details.

Complete application packets in hard copy, if preferred, will be available beginning February 1, 2017: 

Location to send portfolio, preschool teacher survey or to pick up a hard copy Early Access application portfolio packet: 
The Office of Advanced Academic Services 
 Boulder Valley School District 

 6500 East Arapahoe
 Boulder, CO 80303

Hard copy portfolio packets can be picked up beginning  February 1, 2017 during regular office hours and must be turned in by April 3, 2017.  If you prefer, you may download the packet information above and turn the hard copies in by April 3, 2017.  Please make sure your portfolio is complete before submitting.  Incomplete portfolios will not be considered. 

En Español:

Early Access Portfolio Spanish.docxEarly Access Portfolio Spanish.docx para Kindergarten y Primer Grado en BVSD

Preguntas Más Frecuentes 

 Datos Rapidos

Portada de la Solicitud de Acceso Temprano

Encuesta del Idioma en el Hogar

Encuesta de Acceso Temprano para los padres, Maestro u Otro Adulto           

For those who move into the district after April 3, 2017 ONLY:  Portfolios can be downloaded (see above) or picked up between June 1 and August 1, 2017  during regular office hours and must be turned in by August 1, 2017. 

All directions and information are included in the application packet documents.  Completed applications must be returned by mail in a manila envelope or returned in person to the location listed above to arrive on or before April 1, 2017 unless parents can provide evidence that they moved into the district after April 1, 2017.  Those who reside out of district and are considering Open Enrollment into BVSD must use the April 3 deadline.