Nevada law requires that students be 5 years old on or before the first day of school of the current school year to enter kindergarten.
To enter first grade, a child must be 6 years old on or before the first day of school and have attended public school kindergarten, state-exempted private school, or approved home school. Students, who are not six years of age by September 30 of the current year but have completed kindergarten and were promoted to first grade in another state, qualify for first-grade enrollment. Kindergarten is a required prerequisite for enrollment in first grade; students who have not met this requirement will be tested for proper grade level placement.
To enter second grade, a child must be 7 years old on or before the first day of school and have attended kindergarten in a public, state-exempted private school or approved home school. Kindergarten and first grade are prerequisites for enrollment in second grade. Students who have completed kindergarten, but not first grade, will be placed in first grade.