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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten is key to giving your child a good start to their education. Studies show that students who attended full-day kindergarten had better academic outcomes the following year, were more self-confident, and were better at playing with others. In fact, kindergarten has been shown to boost academic gains for students well into their educational career.

Today, kindergarten is much different from when you went to school. Kindergarten doesn’t just prepare students to move on to elementary school, it prepares children academically for the challenges ahead of them.

A typical kindergarten day includes instruction in the following:

  • Language and literacy instruction, including oral language development, vocabulary building, phonemic awareness, guided and shared reading and the integration of social studies, science and math with language activities.

  • The writing process and writing projects such as journals, sharing, class books, and individual connected sentences.

  • Math, including sorting, graphing, addition and subtraction.

Registration Process

Parents can register any child who will be five years of age before September 1 at their local school. In order to register, parents/guardians will need to provide the following documents:

Custody papers, if applicable — Divorced, separated or other legal guardians are responsible for providing LESD with the necessary legal custody papers. Powers of Attorney need to be notarized and submitted to the school office every six months.

If transferring, or seeking open enrollment, parents must provide withdrawal papers from the last school the student attended.

Arizona State statutes allow entrance to kindergarten for all students turning five before September 1 of the current school year. The state also allows for Early Entrance to Kindergarten (EEK) for children turning five before January 1 when it is in the best interest of the child. Early entrance programs and policies vary from district to district. Liberty Elementary School District is proud to offer an Early Entrance program for qualifying students.

Learn more at liberty25.org/enroll.

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Open Enrollment: 
Jan. 15 - March 15

Parents who wish to apply for open enrollment seats in Liberty Elementary School District schools can do so from Jan. 15 until March 15.

Arizona is an open enrollment state, this allows parents to apply for admission to any public school, as long as there is classroom space available. Resident transfer students and nonresident students may enroll in schools with LESD by following the procedures below:

  • An individual application must be filled out completely for each student.

  • Open Enrollment applications are approved for one school year only. A new Open Enrollment application must be submitted each year for consideration.

  • Open Enrollment approval is based on student enrollment at each school, grade, and special program along with parent and student compliance to the Parent/Student Open Enrollment Agreement.

  • Returning student’s Open Enrollment application(s) must be received by March 15 of the current school year for next school year placement decisions.

  • Open Enrollment decisions will be emailed to the email address provided no later than April 1.

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Learn more about our open enrollment process at liberty25.org/enroll.

If you have any questions, please email Cynthia Peterson at cpeterson@liberty25.org.