Alternate Placement / Public Act 100-0421

  • District 65 complies with the Illinois Public Act 100-0421. This law allows for various forms of alternate placement, such as:

    • “Early entrance to kindergarten”: the admission of a student to kindergarten who will not yet be five years old by September 1 of that school year.
    • “Early entrance to first grade”: the admission of a student to first grade who will not yet be six years old by September 1 of that school year and who has not completed kindergarten. Students who are younger than six upon starting first grade but who were admitted early to kindergarten do not need to be reevaluated prior to admission to first grade.
    • “Individual subject grade skipping”: the practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level course in a specific subject than is typical given the student’s age for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.
    • “Whole grade skipping”: the practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age on a full-time basis for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.

    The District 65 process includes a review of alternate placement requests, engagement with multiple stakeholders, assessment of the student and the learning environment's ability to meet the needs of the student and ultimately leads to a student placement that is deemed to best meet the needs of the student.

    If you are interested in further information regarding any of these options listed above, please review the left-hand side of this page for information on processes, assessments, and timelines related to alternate placement.

    For further questions, please email alternateplacement@district65.net.

Alternate Placement Procedures

  • Early Start Procedures

  • Alternate Placement Procedures for K-2

  • Alternate Placement Procedures for Grades 3-8

  • Assessments Used for Determining Alternate Placement

  • Additional Data Used for Alternate Placement Decisions

  • Additional Resources for Parents/Guardians