Applying at Our Schools
Applications are continuously accepted by our school through our online enrollment system, ACE. Apply online today via the ACE Parent Dashboard with your computer, smartphone or tablet! If you do not have access to the internet or you need assistance, please contact the school. For additional information on applying for the upcoming school year, please see our Enrollment Q & A below.
Open Enrollment and Lottery
Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins January 14th and ends February 15th, 2019. All applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period will have an equal opportunity for admission, regardless of whether they are submitted on the first day or the last day of Open Enrollment.
If the number of applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a system generated, random lottery will be processed to determine who is offered a seat at the school. Lottery results will be emailed to the address entered in the application as well as posted on your ACE Parent Dashboard. For more information regarding lottery preferences, enrollment, and registration, please read our Lottery Rules and Procedures.
Enrolling with our Online Registration
Once an applicant has been offered a seat at our school, please log in via the ACE Parent Dashboard to complete the three-step registration process. First, accept the offer with 5 business days. Second, complete the registration online via the ACE Parent Dashboard with 10 business days of accepting the offer. Third, upload the required documents with 10 business days of accepting the offer. If you are unable to upload the documents, please call the enrollment department at the school for a time to bring them in. We are happy to assist you!
Required documents to finalize enrollment:
- Birth certificate
- Parent/guardian driver’s license
- Proof of residence – contact the school for a list of required documents
- Immunization form FL-680
- Physical exam form by any US doctor within last 12 months
- Most recent report card
- Special education documents (EP, IEP, 504, ESOL), if applicable
- Custody court documents, if applicable
Controlled Border Enrollment
Florida has an open borders policy. Controlled Open Enrollment allows a parent from any school district in the state to enroll his or her child in and transport his or her child to any public school, including charter schools, that has not reached capacity. For more information, please read our Lottery Rules and Procedures and FL DOE’s website http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/other-school-choice-options/controlled-open-enrollment.stml.
School Capacity: KGCS and KGCHS: 3,500
Enrollment Q & A
How can I find out information about your school? We encourage our interested families to attend an enrollment information session to find out more about our school’s programs and offerings as this is the perfect platform to ask your questions to faculty and staff. We also offer tours on an ongoing basis. Visit our events page to see a list of information sessions and tours being offered.
Are there age restrictions for school grade levels?
Florida law (Section 1003.21(1)(a)2, Florida Statutes) specifies that children who have attained the age of five years on or before September 1 of the school year are eligible for admission to public kindergarten during that school year.
How can I apply if I do not have a computer or internet access? Contact our school for assistance.
Can I list all my children on one application? Each child’s application becomes part of their registration in our student information system where grades, schedules and attendance is stored. Please complete a separate application for each one of your children and list the siblings within each application to receive sibling preference.
If my child is a current student, do I need to apply again? No, your child automatically has a space in the appropriate grade if the Intent to Return for the next school year is completed by the deadline.
If I have one child who currently attends your school and I would like my other child to attend, what should I do? You need to fill out an application during open enrollment for the other child. Please remember to list the currently enrolled student under the “sibling attending” section of the application to receive sibling preference in the lottery.
Open Enrollment has ended, am I still able to apply? We continuously accept applications through the last day of the school year that you are applying for. If there is a seat available in the grade level that you are applying for, an offer will be made through email. If there are no openings in the grade level you are applying for, your child’s application will be placed on the waitlist in the date order the application was received.
I am currently on the waitlist. Does the waitlist expire once the new lottery is run or does it carryover? Applications are year specific. Applications submitted for the current school year will not be valid, roll over, or be processed in the next school year. If your child is currently on the waitlist, please submit a new application during the next school year’s Open Enrollment period.
If my child is on the waitlist, do I need to contact you to find out where he/she stands on the list? Parents can login to the ACE Parent Dashboard at any time to find where their child is on the waitlist.
My child is on the waitlist, but has moved down a spot. How is this possible? Undoubtedly this is frustrating. We follow the preferences permitted by the state (sibling, military, employee, etc.). For example, when one sibling is accepted and has another sibling waitlisted in another grade, that waitlisted sibling gets an enrollment preference, meaning they move to the top of the waitlist. This means that occasionally parents will see their children move down the list instead of up.
What happens if my child’s name is chosen during the lottery? You will be contacted by email if your child is offered a seat or placed on the waitlist. Once your student receives an offer, you will need to login via the ACE Parent Dashboard and accept the offer within 5 business days or the offer will be automatically declined. After accepting the offer, you will have 10 business days to complete the online registration in the ACE Parent Dashboard and provide all the required documents. Please see the Enrolling with our Online Registration section above for the specific documents required.
Is there a tuition fee to attend? No, we are a public school and there is no cost to attend.
Does my child need to wear a uniform? We have a dress code at school. Students must follow the dress code every day. More information regarding our dress code can be found on our website under the Parents tab.
Does your school provide transportation?No, we are a carpool school. Parents provide transportation to and from school for their child(ren).