STEM School for K-8 Grades | Tuition Free Public Charter School

2018-19 and 2019-20 Applications Information

Open EnrollmentThank you for your interest in enrolling your student(s) in Osceola Science Charter School! Osceola Science Charter School is a STEM-focused, tuition-free, K-8 public charter school. We are here to serve our community by offering a unique educational experience that prepares students for college and the careers of the future.

 

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ONLINE APPLICATION WINDOW OPEN HOUSES LOTTERY DRAWING
for 2019-20

2018-19 Open Enrollment

2019-20 October 1st - January 14th at 11:59pm

Saturday, November 3
10:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, November 11
11:00am – 1:30pm

Saturday, December 8
10:00am – 12:30pm

Thursday, December 13
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, January 19th
10:00am

ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Osceola Science Charter School is accepting applications for Kindergarten through 6th Grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Once the Online Application has been successfully completed, an email confirmation will be sent. Please read the email carefully – it will ask you to verify your information.

Applications will still be accepted after this deadline and placed on the Waitlist.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Incoming Kindergarten and 1st Grade students must meet the minimum age requirements as specified in Florida Statute. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1003/Sections/1003.21.html

RESIDENCY

Students who currently reside in Osceola County will be given priority. Students residing in Orange County or other counties will be considered for enrollment if we have not reached capacity and all in-county applicants have been offered spots.

In-county applicants must provide verification of Osceola County residency at the time of registration to retain their seat. Exceptions may be made for military families or those in the process of relocating to Osceola County on a case-by-case basis with the deadline to submit verification no later than one month prior to the start of the school year.

ADMISSION/LOTTERY POLICY

The school will be open to any student, who is eligible to attend traditional Osceola County Public Schools, who submits a timely application. The School will admit students of any race, color, national origin, religion or gender. The school will have an enrollment season. The deadlines for applications, lottery date, and registrations and waiting-list enrollment will be publicly announced on school website and in the front office. If the school receives more application than the available spots, a lottery will be held. During the lottery process, all applicants who applied by the deadline will have equal opportunity in the drawing. After the capacity is filled, a waiting list will be formed with the lottery process as well.

As provided for in Florida's Charter School Legislation, the School will give enrollment priority to the following student populations:

¨ Students who are the siblings of a student enrolled in the charter school, and

¨ Students who are the children of an employee or founding board members of the charter school.

Students in these categories will be admitted automatically. If the applicants in the above priority groups exceed vacancies, a lottery will be held as well.

Any premature vacancies due to student withdrawals will be filled in the same way as described above. Students may withdraw from the charter school at any time and enroll in another public school as determined by policy set by the School Board of Osceola County, Florida.

OPEN HOUSES

Open Houses are held at Osceola Science School located at:

2880 North Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL  34744

Please click here for more information.

LOTTERY DRAWING

The Lottery Drawing is held at the Osceola Science Charter School cafeteria on January 19, 2019 at 10:00am. Applicants are welcome to attend, though it is not required.

An email will be sent to those who were selected in the Lottery. This email will contain instructions regarding the registration process. It is imperative the directions are followed precisely.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts to enroll in Osceola Science Charter School and look forward to having another successful school year!

ENROLLEMENT CAPACITY

Osceola Science will serve K-6 grade for the 2019-2020 school year. The enrollment capacity of the school ranges from 800 - 850 for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Osceola Science Charter School(OSCS) does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, or disability. OSCS does not charge tuition.

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