Above should be a link stating ages, rules for skipping, exemptions,etc for public schools.
This is what it says about TX:
(TX EDIC § 25.085)
|5 on or before September 1
(TX EDUC § 29.151)
|A student younger than 5 may be admitted to kindergarten if the student performs satisfactorily on the assessment given to 3rd grade students and if the district has adopted a policy for admitting students younger than 5 years of age (TX EDUC § 42.003).
||A child who has completed kindergarten in another state may attend 1st grade before he has turned 6 (TX EDUC § 42.003).
||Kindergarten attendance is not required in this state (TX EDUC § 42.003).
(TX EDUC § 42.003)
YIKES! Looks like TX skipping or starting 'early' is pretty strict.- I could not figure out how to cut/paste...but they would have to pass the 3rd grade level test to get early entry! (that is in all subjects---probably writing would be the hardest to meet).
We loved in a Sept 1 state and 90% of the private schools actually preferred a June1 cut-off. We only found one that would allow early admittance, but decided it was not a good fit.
Then we moved to a state with a Dec1st cut-off. Most if not all private schools here have Sept. 1st or Dec.1st as cut-off- no early entry.
Both (private) GT schools here had a Sept 1 cut-off strictly enforced. (they both also had PreK programs). They have good reason to stick to it since the schools really dont have many GT programming.....but we could not afford either one. So far public has been OK.