Charter School Admission and Enrollment Policy
If a parent or guardian (collectively referred to as "Parent") wants to enroll his/her child(ren), the parent must complete the application for admission during our enrollment period for each prospective child requesting enrollment. A complete and timely application for admission is required to ensure that the perspective child will be included in the lottery. A lottery will only be required if the number of students wanting to enroll exceeds the number of seats available at the school.
Students will be considered for admission without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, or physical disability. Kid's Community College® is open to any student in the grades offered at a KCC campus and any student covered in an inter-district agreement with the School District. Kid's Community College® has an open admissions procedure, utilizing a "first come, first served" policy. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, class, or grade level, then applicants will be placed in a lottery. Preference may be given to siblings of students currently enrolled in Kid's Community College®, students who have been admitted to the charter school through an appropriate admission process and remain in attendance through subsequent grades and children of employees or Board Members. In addition, preference may be given to students residing within a "reasonable distance" of the school. The student positions remaining after the application of any preferences will be considered the number of open positions available in the lottery.
Students may withdraw from Kid's Community College® and at any time and enroll in another public school as determined by the local School Board’s policy. All students will be required to adhere to the local School District and State of Florida policy regarding student health examinations and inoculations.
Kid's Community College® will close the application for admissions period at 4pm on March 30th of each year and if needed, a lottery will be held in the Spring, the date for which will be advertised.
As a school of choice, KCC requires that parents be actively involved in the school and in their child's education. A Home/School Compact must be completed by the parent for each student in attendance. This compact outlines some of the school, parent and student expectations, that is consistent with the school's mission and purpose. Kid's Community College® may deny re-enrollment to a student whose parent has failed to fulfill their obligations as outlined in the Home/School Compact or the Student Handbook.
Although a student may apply at any time, applications for the upcoming school year will only be reviewed and processed during the enrollment period. All student applicants whose completed application is received prior to 4pm on March 30th will be considered an eligible applicant for the upcoming school year. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the programs, class, grade level, or building, applicants shall be placed in a lottery. Any student not selected from the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. Any student not enrolled prior to the beginning of the upcoming school year will be placed in the lottery pool for the following school year. In the event that an opening for enrollment becomes available during the school year, students with a complete application will be selected from the waiting list.
All completed applications for admission submitted by the deadline will be pooled, by grade. An electronic system will generate a random order of students. An electronic receipt is generated and sent to the parent stating that Kid's Community College® received the application. If you do not receive an electronic receipt, you have not applied. Each application for admission is assigned a system-generated number that will be used for enrollment and lottery purposes. To receive help with the application for admission form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Kid's Community College® will use grade levels for purpose of determining an enrollment cap per grade level.
There will be a random drawing, on the approved lottery date until all available slots are filled. Once all students are drawn, a waiting list will be generated based on the order in which they were drawn. Lottery applicants will be notified in writing regarding their placement.
A student may apply for one slot only. Students who apply for more than one slot will be removed from the lottery. A student must apply using his/her legal name. Using an alias could result in disqualification from the lottery or dis-enrollment at a later date.
Upon notification of selection, student families will have 5 days to accept their position. A signed acceptance letter must be faxed to 1-866-511-7193 or hand delivered to the school's administration office within the 5 day acceptance period or the child's spot will be relinquished to the next student on the waiting list.
Entrance Interview and Enrollment Packet
Upon notification of acceptance, the parent and student are required to attend an entrance interview. These interviews will be scheduled within a few weeks of the drawing. Parents will receive the enrollment packet during the interview and students will be placed appropriately into their individual learning program. Parents must provide a birth certificate, updated immunization records or Certificate of Religious/Conscientious Objection to Immunization, Social Security number, proof of residence, in addition to filling out all required admission forms. Any authorizations for official school transcripts and or placement test scores must be submitted. Home school students must submit a portfolio of their academic work upon enrollment.
Waiting List Procedures
Students who are not selected through the lottery and have submitted a complete application for admission will be placed on a waiting list. As openings become available the next in line on the waiting list will be notified of the opening by email and a phone call. Parents have five (5) business days to accept the student's position and to complete the enrollment process. If the parent does not respond within five (5) business days, the slot will be offered to the next student on the waiting list and so on. If a student is on the waiting list and he/she declines a slot when offered, he/she will be removed from the list and be required to submit another complete application for admission in the process described above. If there is a waiting list from the previous enrollment period those students will be placed in the lottery for the upcoming year and a new waiting list will be generated.