Illinois Acceleration Act

District 34 believes that all students across the achievement spectrum should be challenged and supported to develop their potential. For some students needing a higher level of instruction, this can best be achieved by affording them access to curricula and learning environments more commonly provided to older students. Early entrance to kindergarten, early entrance to first grade, whole grade acceleration, and individual subject acceleration in math or reading has been integrated into D34 policies and procedures.  Request forms for the 2019-2020 school year will be considered through March 1, 2019.

Complete the Request Form to be considered for whole-grade acceleration or individual-subject acceleration in math or reading.


To be considered for early entrance to Kindergarten according to the policies of  District 34 and the State of Illinois, children must meet the following criteria:

1. The child will turn 5 years of age by September 30 of their Kindergarten year.

To be considered for early entrance to First Grade according to the policies of  District 34 and the State of Illinois, children must meet the following:

1. The child attended a non-public preschool and will complete kindergarten at that same facility.

2. The child was taught by an appropriately certified kindergarten teacher.

3. The child will turn 6 years of age between September 2 and December 31 of their first grade year.

If these 3 requirements are met, please complete and return the form below.

A District 34 licensed school psychologist will complete further testing before a final determination is made.


Confidential Teacher Information for Early Admission to Kindergarten or First Grade

Please return this form by March 30 of the current school year to:

Glenview School District 34 
Attn: Dr. Matthew Silverman, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction 
1401 Greenwood Road Glenview, IL 60026
Or scan a digital copy to,