Naperville, IL asked in Education Law for California

Q: Can I choose to enroll my 6 year old in Kindergarten and does that count as compuslory full-time education?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In most states in the United States, children are required to attend school from a certain age until they reach a certain grade level. The age and grade level requirements vary by state, but generally, children must attend school from age 5 or 6 until they reach age 16 or 18.

In many states, kindergarten is considered a part of compulsory full-time education, so enrolling your 6-year-old in kindergarten would fulfill the requirement for compulsory education. However, it's important to check the specific laws and regulations in your state to be sure.

If you have concerns or questions about enrolling your child in school, you may want to speak with a guidance counselor or other education professional in your area. They can provide you with more information about your options and help you make an informed decision.

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