The Young Five Program Now Accepting Students

The Young Five Program Now Accepting Students
Posted on 02/09/2021
Teacher sitting with students at a table doing puzzles

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that The Young Five Program is currently accepting its first students. The Young Five Program is for students who are eligible for kindergarten and would benefit from an extra year of social and emotional development.

“The Young Five Program will offer a learning environment tailored to meet the needs of students with late spring and summer birthdays who would benefit from additional time with school readiness,” says Dr. Bethany Quisenberry, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. “Young Five students will have a certified teacher who will provide engaging lessons in literacy, math, social/emotional, and motor skills developmentally appropriate for their age.”

To qualify, students must turn five years old between May 1st and September 1st, 2021. Ten Schools are offering The Young Five Program:

West Zone

  • Cape Elementary
  • J. Colin English Elementary

South Zone

  • Edgewood Academy
  • Orangewood Elementary
  • San Carlos Park Elementary
  • Spring Creek Elementary

East Zone

  • Lehigh Elementary
  • Manatee Elementary
  • River Hall Elementary
  • Sunshine Elementary

Parents with questions can email Young5@leeschools.net or call one of the schools offering the program.