Accelerated Placement Act:  General Acceleration Information 

Niles ESD 71 may provide accelerated programming for highly-advanced students who demonstrate skill levels that are well above grade-level expectations.  Accelerated programming is commonly referred to as early entrance, grade skipping, or accelerated placement. 

Niles ESD 71 defines accelerated placement as:

  1. The placement of a child in an educational setting with curriculum that is typically reserved for children who are older or in higher grades than the child.
  2. This includes, but is not limited to, the following types of acceleration: early entrance to kindergarten or first grade, acceleration of a child in a single subject or for a whole grade.

The District uses an evaluation process to determine if a student qualifies for an accelerated placement.  Click on the links below to learn more about the Niles ESD 71 acceleration process.

Click here for information about early entrance to Kindergarten and 1st grade

Click here for information about grade acceleration for grade 2 and above  

Click here for the electronic application for Kindergarten Early Entrance, 1st Grade Early Entrance and Grade or Subject Acceleration for all other grade levels.