MSOE offers a six-week program from July through August for children transitioning to kindergarten. Children are assessed for their literacy, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development based on the Connecticut Kindergarten Inventory Assessment. We discuss the results of the assessment with parents to formalize a plan to promote school readiness. Children are assessed at the end of the six-week period. Individual parent/teacher meetings are held to inform parents of their child’s overall progress and the level of skill attained during the kindergarten transition program.
Parents are assisted in applying to kindergarten programs, and MSOE staff visits the schools in which MSOE children have been placed to provide a profile to the kindergarten teachers, with the consent of the parent.
Historically, neighborhood children have a residence preference for attending Amistad Academy.