Junior Kindergarten - The Gift of Time

HVS is once again offering Junior Kindergarten. This program is designed for students who would benefit from a two-year kindergarten experience. 

  • The Junior Kindergarten curriculum will have a more play-based, learn by doing approach. 
  • Junior Kindergarten students will receive art, music and physical education classes. 

The flow chart below will be helpful in deciding the best placement for your child:

PDF DocumentWhat's the best placement? Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten?
PDF DocumentJunior Kindergarten FAQ 2019-2020

Junior Kindergarten information will be shared with different stakeholders in multiple venues in the next few months. Interested families can fill out the Google form below. 

HVS currently runs five sections of Junior Kindergarten. Country Oaks Elementary hosts two sections, while Heritage, Oxbow and Spring Mills each host one section. Transportation is provided to students living within the program location attendance boundaries. 

Age Requirement for the 2019-20 School Year:

In order to be eligible for Junior Kindergarten, students must either be 5 years old by Sept.1 or be eligible for an early entry option which requires a parent-signed waiver (see below) and a birthday between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1. This five day a week program is at no cost to families. Consequently, the target audience is students who qualify for a waiver or those who would benefit from the gift of time.  Students who need to enhance their social, self-monitoring, fine motor, and academic skills or had a limited preschool experience could also be a good match for the program.

PDF DocumentKindergarten Age Waiver 2018-19 School Year
PDF DocumentKindergarten Age Waiver 2019-20 School Year

2019-20 Junior Kindergarten Interest Form:

If you are interested in having your child attend the Junior Kindergarten program in the fall of 2019, please complete the google form below.

Please Note: This form is intended to determine possible locations for the 2019-20 school year based on interest. This does not "enroll" your child into Huron Valley Schools.

Google Forms2019-20 Junior Kindergarten Inquiries Form

Junior Kindergarten Informational Meeting - 2019-20 School Year

Please join us at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 in the Oak Valley Middle School media center.

A look into the Junior Kindergarten classroom: