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State Policies in Kansas  

Kansas state policy specifically permits acceleration. The Kansas Effective Practices Instructional Toolkit has more on acceleration.

Grade-based Acceleration

Early entrance to kindergartenState policy does not permit. Kansas Statutes 72-1107 state that students must be 5 years old on or before August 31 to enroll in kindergarten.
Early entrance to 1st gradeKS 72-1107 states that any student who is 6 years old by August 31 is permitted to enroll in first grade. Additionally, students who have completed a kindergarten program or who were enrolled in first grade in another state are eligible to attend first grade regardless of age.
Whole-grade accelerationIf you know where to find this information, please e-mail us.
Early high school graduationInformation about high school graduation can be found on the Kansas Department of Education graduation requirements fact sheet.
Early entrance to collegeIf you know where to find this information, please e-mail us.

Content-based Acceleration

Dual or concurrent enrollment in community college, college, or universityState policy specifically permits for students who are in grades nine through twelve, as well as students younger than ninth grade whose individualized education plan indicates a need for concurrent enrollment. State policy specifically allows students to receive high school credit for college courses.
Middle school students permitted dual or concurrent enrollment in high school

State policy specifically permits dual enrollment in middle and high school, and allows students to receive high school credit for courses taken in middle school.
Advanced Placement®Kansas participates in the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant to increase student achievement and access to AP courses.
Talent Search

There is no in-state talent search program in Kansas, but gifted students in KS can participate in regional and national talent search programs such as those offered by the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center or the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Credit by examination/proficiency-based promotion

State policy specifically permits proficiency-based promotion. Each LEA determines methods for demonstrating proficiency and advancement options after proficiency, and state policy specifically permits students to receive graduation credit for proficiency.
Other forms of content-based acceleration

Typically left to LEAs to determine. If you know of state-level code, please e-mail us.

Additional Information

Kansas Department of Education Gifted Website
Kansas Department of Education
Kansas Association for Gifted, Talented & Creative

The information presented on this page was compiled from a variety of resources, including the State of the States in Gifted Education 2012-2013 (a report by the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted and the National Association for Gifted Children), Websites, professional literature, and personal communication. The Acceleration Institute has not verified the accuracy of this information and does not warrant its accuracy or fitness of use for any purpose. Users should verify information prior to taking any action. Furthermore, the appearance of selected programs and/or resources does not imply an endorsement or affiliation. Programs and resources are highlighted for informational purposes only.