ENROLLMENT & ADMISSIONS PROCESS
A separate application form must be filled out for each applicant.
Parents are responsible for ensuring that information submitted is accurate and up to date.
All new applicants will be entered into a lottery that will select students for enrollment and generate a wait list for classes exceeding the maximum class size. Students who withdrew from SAA must re-apply through the lottery system if they wish to return.
Students will be given preferential treatment if they meet any of the following exceptions:
(please circle number which applies to the applicant)
The exception must be circled when the application is submitted with validating paperwork to prove the criteria is met.
According to Florida Statute 1002.33 subsection (10) enrollment preference may be given to eligible students to include, but not limited to:
Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the charter school.
Students who are the children of a member of the governing board of the charter school or students who are the children of an employee of the charter school.
Students who are the children of an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Children relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone.
Children who moved due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
All accepted students must enroll within the first five days of the school year; if the student does not enroll within the first five days of the school year, the student will be placed on the waiting list.
Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the school, or are children of an employee or governing board member of the school will be moved to the top of the waiting list if the class is full.
As spaces become available throughout the summer and next school year, SAA will invite applicants on the waiting list to enroll. It is the responsibility of applicants to assure that the school has up to date contact information. Applicants that cannot be reached will be removed from the wait list. Once notified, applicants will have three business days to schedule an enrollment appointment. Applicants who fail to make the appointment or enroll will be removed from the waiting list. The seat will be offered to the next applicant on the waiting list.
Parents (or a family member) are expected to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours for the school year. Single-parent families are expected to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours for the school year. Attending PTO Meetings counts toward this requirement. There will be school sponsored volunteer projects for students and parents throughout the year. The PTO will publish a list of possible volunteer hours at the beginning of each school year. Parent contract volunteer requirements may be reduced or waived for families due to economic hardship or extenuating circumstances. Parent Contract does not give families the option to donate funds to the school in lieu of completing the expected volunteer hours.