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 is the best placement for my child? 
PDF DocumentJunior Kindergarten FAQ 2020-2021

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 seven sections of Junior Kindergarten. Country Oaks Elementary, Oxbow Elementary and Virtual Academy hosts two sections, while Spring Mills host one section. Transportation is provided to students living within the program location attendance boundaries. 

Age Requirement for the 2021-22 School Year:

In order to be eligible for Junior Kindergarten, students must either be 5 years old by on or before Sept.1 or be eligible for an early entry option which requires a parent-signed waiver (see below) and a birthday between Sept. 2 and on or before 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 2021-22 School Year

Junior Kindergarten Informational Meeting 2021-22 School Year

 Please use this link to view the recorded virtual informational meeting.



Junior Kindergarten Enrollment

For new families, please complete the New Student Online Enrollment application

For current families, please sign into your Family Access account to complete the New Student Online Enrollment application. 

Please note- Mark the grade level on the application as grade level K. Please add an Additional Comment; enrolling for Junior Kindergarten. 
Once the application is submitted to the district, Pupil Services will contact you to offer a seat in the program at a location with available space. 

Any questions, please contact Pupil Services at 248-676-8431.