K-5 Enrollment Form
Kindergarten - 5th Grade:
Our open enrollment period has concluded but we are still accepting applications for enrollment this fall! Please contact the school office to schedule a time to visit our school.
Enrollment in Ridgeway Community School's 2022-23 preschool-aged enrichment programs is full, but we are excepting names for our waiting list. 2023-24 enrollment applications will be accepted after September 1, 2024. Enrollment in Ridgeway Community School's preschool program does not guarantee a spot in the kindergarten to fifth grade program (see K-5 enrollment information above).
Preschool Enrollment Form
Due to state guidelines Ridgeway Community School's Preschool-Aged Enrichment Programs are not able to provide Early Childhood Special Educational Services. However RCS
staff can assist families in accessing these services for their children from their resident public school district. For more information on requesting an evaluation for Early Childhood Special Educational Services please go to Minnesota's Help Me Grow.
This website shows the developmental milestones for children from newborns through age 5.
What Are Milestones?
Children develop in certain predictable ways, referred to as developmental milestones. Milestones cover four areas of a child's development -- cognitive, communication and language, social and emotional, and motor. Milestones help you understand how your child learns and grows. The Help Me Grow website also provides lots of great information on how you can support your preschool-aged child's development. The website also has information on how to refer a child for consideration for supportive developmental services, or Intervention Services.
Why Intervene Early?
Intervention services are based on your child’s individual needs in order to help your child learn and grow. Accessing intervention services as early as possible will ensure the best developmental outcomes for your child.
Ridgeway Community School does not discriminate against students on the basis of their intellectual ability, achievement, aptitude, athletic ability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Decades of rigorous research show that children’s earliest experiences play a critical role in brain development.
- High quality early intervention programs for infants and toddlers can reduce the incidence of future problems in their learning, behavior and health.
- Intervention is likely to be more effective and less costly when it is provided earlier in life rather than later.
- High quality intervention services can change a child’s developmental path and some children catch up to the same developmental levels as other children their age.
- Families benefit by being able to better meet their child’s needs from an early age.