Wilmington Jr. Academy

Wilmington Junior Academy details on
enrollment procedures.

Wilmington Junior Academy Students

All students must complete the necessary registration forms prior to the first day of school. Late registrants will be admitted into class the following day upon completion of all required forms. A prospective student may be required to take a placement test. Based on the test and other factors, the student will be placed in the appropriate grade at the School Board’s discretion.

All students accepted to Wilmington Junior Academy are automatically placed on a sixty-day probationary status. The board reserves the right to dismiss a student prior to the end of the probationary period or to extend the probationary period because of behavioral or academic problems.

Kindergarten, Pre-first and First Grade Entrance Requirements

To be admitted to kindergarten, the student must be 5 years old by August 31st of the current school year. A copy of the birth certificate must be presented at registration, and a copy kept on file at the school. Exceptions to the policy may be granted by the administration based on the following conditions:

  1. A letter from the parents/guardians requesting that the August 31st date be waived
  2. A passing score on the kindergarten readiness test
  3. The kindergarten teacher’s recommendation based on an interview with the student

Any child who does not meet the age or readiness requirements for first grade will be admitted to our pre-first program. This program provides additional individualized instruction in preparation for first grade and gives the child extra time to develop and mature.

To be admitted to first grade, the student must be 6 years old by August 31st of the current year (A copy of the birth certificate must be presented at registration, and a copy kept on file at the school) and produce the following:

  1. A passing score on the first-grade readiness tests
  2. An acceptable recommendation from his or her kindergarten teacher
  3. An acceptable recommendation from the prospective first-grade teacher


The State of Delaware requires proof of immunizations for enrollment. The county health nurse checks the records each fall. Students without current immunization records will not be allowed to attend school until these requirements are met.

Medical Records

A medical report from a family physician must be submitted for all new students and students entering kindergarten, 4th, and 7th grades. Any special conditions which would exclude a student from normal school activities or physical education class should be so stated in writing.

Transfer Students

Students transferring from another school must obtain all records from their previous school. These must be kept on file in the school office.

Unpaid Accounts

Students having unpaid accounts at Wilmington Junior Academy or another school will not be permitted to register.

Consent to Treat

A signed consent to treatment form granting permission to seek treatment for illness/injury during off campus activities must be kept on file in the office.

Photo Release

A photo release form granting permission to use the student’s photo in publications and on the web site must be signed by parents and kept on file in the office.

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