OPEN APPLICATION FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR LOTTERY
Thank you for interest in Seminole Science Charter School.
The application to be part of the 2021-22 SSCS lottery will run from October 1, 2020 at 12:01am -January 8, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Seminole Science School is open to any student who is eligible to attend traditional Seminole County Public Schools, a Seminole County resident and submits a timely application. The school will admit students of any race, color, national origin, religion, or gender.
The deadlines for Open Enrollment, Online Applications, Lottery Date, and Open Houses will be publicly announced on the school website and available through the front office.
If the school receives more applications than the available spots, a Lottery will be held.
As provided for in Florida’s Charter School Legislation, the school will give enrollment priority to the following student populations:
- Students who are siblings of a student currently enrolled in the school,
- Students who are the children of an employee or governing Board Member of the school
- If students in these categories exceed vacancies, a Lottery will be held.
Open Houses provide an opportunity for families to explore the campus, meet students and staff, and attend a presentation which will highlight up-to-date information regarding the school’s programs.
The Lottery Drawing is held at the address below. Applicants are welcome to attend though it is not required and will not influence the chance for enrollment.
3580 N. US Hwy 1792, Lake Mary, Florida 32746
The 2021-2022 school year Lottery Drawing will be held in the Spring 2021 semester- date TBD
During the Lottery process, all applications submitted during the Open Enrollment Window will have equal opportunity in the drawing. After capacity is reached, a Waitlist will be formed for each grade with the remaining applicants.
Approximately one week after the lottery has concluded, we will send an email to the parents of the students that were pulled in the lottery to start the next processes of registration. It is imperative that you follow the directions precisely.
If your child was not pulled in the lottery, you will NOT receive an email and they will be placed on the 2021-22 school year waiting list.
Students who are not drawn in the Lottery will remain on the Waitlist for the year for which they applied. Any positions that open following the Lottery will be offered first to waiting Siblings then to students on the Standard Waitlist.
The number of students on the Waitlist varies from grade to grade and year to year based on movement of existing students and capacity changes. A student’s position on the Waitlist can generally be provided as early as April.
The Sibling Policy is strictly reserved for siblings. Extended family members, friends, etc. do not qualify for Sibling preference. The only exception is in instances of Educational or Legal Guardianship being awarded to the parent of an existing student for a student who is not a sibling.
- For students currently enrolled with Seminole Science School, should the family wish for another sibling to begin attending the school, they provide that information on the annual Re-Enrollment form and complete the Online Application for the new student. Open seats will be offered first to waiting siblings, then to students on the Standard Waitlist.
- For students who have been drawn in the Lottery or pulled from the Waitlist, they will have the opportunity to request their sibling be placed on the Waitlist for their respective grade.
While we would like to enroll all siblings at the same time, it is sometimes not immediately possible due to capacity restrictions for each grade.
Once a student has gained admission to Seminole Science School, they are not required to complete Online Applications or Lottery procedures for each following year. Existing students receive a Re-Enrollment form on which they indicate whether they intend to return for the following school year.
Students who specify on their Re-Enrollment form that they intend to return will be saved a seat.
Students who withdraw from the school are required to reapply and go through the Lottery and Waitlist process to try and gain readmission.