Kindergarten Roundup Information


Welcome to the NSCA Kindergarten Roundup Information Page

Who? Student(s) must be five years old by August 15th to register for Kindergarten. All Kindergarten students must possess independent toileting skills.

What? Kindergarten Roundup (Introduction to the school experience)

Kindergarten is a full-day program that helps prepare for your child’s first school experience. The skills and knowledge learned in kindergarten lead to increased school success, healthier relationships, and improved emotional wellness. Kindergarten also provides early and solid foundations for literacy and math, the most significant predictors of future academic achievement.

Children who attend high-quality kindergarten programs are less likely to be held back a grade and are more likely to graduate from high school. Additional benefits of kindergarten include:

• Learning safe risk-taking, which develops confidence and independence

• Becoming part of a team and learning to problem-solve

• Fine-tuning their executive functioning skills such as self-control, regulating emotions, memory, cognitive flexibility, organization, self-reflection, and focus

• Making connections and friendships

• Exploring curiosities and expanding personal experiences, which provides context for future learning

Kindergarten Registration

Families can register their children for kindergarten year-round. Kindergarten roundup begins in January/February months.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

The kindergarten readiness assessment will begin in March.

The kindergarten readiness assessment looks at several areas of readiness, including academics, sensory, speech and language, behavior, self-help tasks, and social-emotional preparedness.  Since Kindergarteners vary widely in their incoming skill levels in all these areas, the more we know about them before the school year starts, the better we will be to meet their needs.

The kindergarten readiness assessment is voluntary. We want to utilize the information collected to balance our classrooms so that our teachers can best meet the needs of your student.

Complete the waitlist application form

Once acceptance is determined, a conditional seat offer will be sent to your email with instructions on registering with Academy District 20. From the date you get your letter, you have ten business days to register with D20 before you lose your conditional seat at NSCA.

Once registered with D20, the NSCA registrar will notify you with a welcome letter and information about kindergarten readiness testing.

Information Needed

To complete registration, you will need the following information:

  • Household Information – address and phone numbers
  • Parent/Guardian Information – work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
  • Emergency Contact Information – phone numbers
  • Student Information – demographic, health/medication information


Supporting Documents Needed

You will also need to upload several supporting documents. If you can’t upload your supporting documentation, you can still complete registration, but you will receive an email with more instructions. Note: Your student’s registration will not be final until all documents are collected.  

  • Photo ID of parent or guardian registering student.
  • Address Verification (please have one of the following):
    • A current utility bill listing the residency/billing address and name of parent/guardian registering student
    • House Warranty Deed
    • House Bill of Sale
    • House Settlement from closing
    • Current El Paso County Property Tax statement
    • Current Rental Agreement (valid for six months or longer, signed by renter and landlord)
    • Quarter Assignment Lease from USAFA Housing Office (signed by Housing Office)
    • Contract stating buyer name, property address, and closing date (signed by seller and buyer)
    • Academy District 20 notarized residency statement.
  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Immunization Record for student (or waivers). Colorado requires the following:
    • DTP/DtaP/Tdap
    • OPV (polio)
    • MMR
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
  • Custody documents for child/children of parents who are separated/divorced (one or more of the following):
    • Court documents stating residential custody of the student
    • Notarized letter from other biological parent acknowledging student will be registered in an Academy District 20 school and living with parent/guardian submitting the registration

El Paso County Public Health Vital Records provides certified copies of birth and death records for vital events that occurred in Colorado.  You can order your child’s birth certificate online, by mail, or in person.

Attend an information night to tour our campus and meet the staff. Information nights can be found by visiting Campus Tours here on our website.

Sign-up for kindergarten readiness testing (will be emailed to you by the registrar) 

Help prepare your child for kindergarten by practicing the skills outlined below:

If you have any questions contact our Registrar
New Summit Charter Academy Enrollment Office