Thank you for your interest in Seaside School Consortium including Seaside Charter Beaches and Seaside Charter San Jose! Please read this page in its entirety before submitting your application and before contacting the school offices with questions. Most questions about the application and lottery process are answered here.
In 2019-2020, SSC will provide tuition-free public schools open to children in grades K-8 at our Beaches location and for children in grades K-5 at our San Jose location. We are also opening a new location at Dunn Avenue pending DCPS contract amendment. Enrollment is open to all 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 location.
Please submit the electronic application by clicking the school specific link above. You will have the opportunity to save the form and edit it at a later date but the form will not be accepted by the school until you have submitted the completed application electronically. You will receive an immediate confirmation that your application was submitted, followed by an email confirmation. You may also submit an electronic application in the school office if you do not have access to a computer. If you prefer a paper form, please contact the school office to receive an alternate form. Paper forms may be returned by US Mail or dropped off at the school office. Please contact the school office by phone prior to dropping off your application.
The schools will accept applications for new students throughout the current school year (grades K-7 only). Please use the application process above and notify the office that you are interested in a mid-year transfer if space becomes available.
Beginning in late fall 2018, Seaside School Consortium (SSC) is accepting new applications for the 2019-2020 school year for grades K-8.
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 re-enroll 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.
Applications must be submitted electronically by January 15, 2019, sent via the US mail and be postmarked by January 15th or returned in person to the office and date stamped upon receipt by January 15th to be eligible for the initial random selection process (lottery) for 2019-2020. The school office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on regular school days. If there are more spaces than students for each grade, all students will be given 5 days to complete the registration form committing to attend the school and the forms 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 following 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 the initial registration closes and if the grade is full, these names will be added to the established wait-list via a subsequent monthly lottery that closes on the fifteenth of 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.
*Full Enrollment Policy can be found in the Parent Handbook download on this page