Thank you for your interest in Seaside School Consortium including Seaside Community Charter School Beaches and Seaside Charter K-8 San Jose! In 2018-2019, SSC will provide tuition-free public schools open to children in grades K-7 at our Beaches location and for children in grades K-4 at our San Jose locations. Enrollment is open to children who are eligible to attend school in the Duval County school district, subject to space limitations. We also offer preschool for ages 3, 4 and VPK through Sea Turtle Early Learning Centers, located at our primary school locations. Children continuously enrolled in our VPK get preference for admission to our beaches charter school location.
Please download the application by clicking the button above. Please complete the form and return the form by US Mail or drop off at the school office. Please contact the school office by phone prior to dropping off your application. Once we have your application, the school will contact you.
The schools will accept applications for new students all year. The first lottery will be run in January 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. We are also accepting applications for the current school year (K-6 only). Please use the application above and notify the office that you are interested in a mid-year transfer if space becomes available.
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Seaside School Consortium (SCC) will begin accepting new applications for the 2018-2019 school year for grades K-7 in late fall 2017. The lottery will be run in January 2018.
Seaside Charter Schools are open to any student covered in an inter-district agreement or residing in Duval County. Any eligible student shall be allowed inter-district transfer to attend a charter school when based on good cause. Good cause shall include, but is not limited to, geographic proximity to a charter school in a neighboring school district.
SSC shall enroll an eligible student who completes the application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In such cases, all applicants have an equal chance of being admitted through a random selection process, or a lottery. If there are more applicants than spaces available, a lottery will be conducted. Students with disabilities and students served in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs shall have an equal opportunity of being selected for enrollment in our schools.
Students who are currently enrolled in the Seaside School Consortium schools do not have to go through the lottery process, but families will be asked to complete an intent to reenroll in a timely manner.
SSC may give enrollment preference to the following student populations:
1. Students who are siblings of a student enrolled or accepted in SSC.
2. Students who are children of a member of the founding board of SSC (so long as the total number of students allowed under this exemption constitutes only a small percentage of the school's total enrollment).
3. Students who are children of an employee of SSC.
4. Students who attended a Sea Turtle Early Learning Center VPK program.
5. Please note that while Seaside Charter K-8 San Jose is operating under a federal CSP start-up grant, we are unable to offer an enrollment preference for our VPK students to attend that school location.
Applications must be sent via the US mail and be postmarked by January 9th, 2018 or returned to the office and date stamped upon receipt before January 9th to be eligible for the random selection process (lottery) for 2018-2019. The school office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3pm. If there are more spaces than students for each grade, all students will be given 5 days to return paperwork committing to attend the school and acknowledging school policies. If more students apply than there are spaces available in a grade level, the lottery will be run. Each student will have an equal chance of being selected through the lottery process. We expect to notify parents of the results of the lottery by the 20th of the month.
Students who are selected during the lottery will have 5 days to return paperwork committing to attend the school and acknowledging school policies. Those who are not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a lottery-derived wait-list by grade level.
The school will continue to accept applications for all grades after registration closes and if the grade is full, these names will be added to the established waitlist via a subsequent monthly lottery that closes on the first on each month. SSC will not accept students on a first-come, first served basis but will follow a random lottery process as required by Florida State Statute 1002.33.
WE ARE A PUBLICLY FUNDED SCHOOL THAT IS NON-SECTARIAN AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL OR ETHNIC ORIGIN IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF ITS ADMISSIONS OR EDUCATIONAL POLICIES.
Seaside School Consortium, Inc. DBA Seaside Community Charter School, Seaside Charter K-8 and Sea Turtle Early Learning Center is a tax-exempt charity under the IRS code section 501c3.
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