What are charter schools
Charter schools are tuition-free public schools created through an agreement or “charter” typically between the school and the local district school board. This agreement gives the charter school a measure of expanded freedom relative to traditional public schools in return for a commitment to higher standards of accountability. Since 1996, Florida charter schools have played a key role in increasing parental options in public education and providing innovative learning Opportunities for students.
How is Florida Futures Academy different?
We are passionate about providing a technology-rich learning environment focused on credit recovery and graduation for our at-promise students.
Who can attend Florida Futures Academy?
Any student age 16-21 who resides within Palm Beach County may submit an application. According to Florida Statutes, all students who apply will have an equal chance of being selected. Visit our enrollment page to learn more.
What are the tuition costs
There are none. Florida Futures Academy is public charter school. This means that the school is funded in nearly the same way as other public schools. There is no cost to apply or attend the school.
Once you’ve registered on our Enrollment Page, you will be contacted to attend an orientation session at one of our two locations. Once there you will fill out forms and e enrolled.
How can I learn more about the enrollment process?
Are there admission criteria?
No. Admissions are available to all students age 16-21 who reside within Palm Beach County Schools. All students who apply will be given an equal chance of being accepted.
How will I be notified if my child was accepted?
On the enrollment page we have listed the dates of each lottery. Parents will be notified by email within one day of the lottery, and letters will be sent in the US Mail confirming your acceptance. Any students not accepted will be automatically added to the waiting list.
If we are accepted, what’s next?
Student who have been accepted will be asked fill out required forms and attend an orientation session at one of our two locations. At that time you will receive a complete enrollment packet with forms and information you will need regarding the upcoming school year. The information will also be posted on the website once it is available. Students under 18 will be required to have their parents/guardians sign the forms.
Are siblings guaranteed admission?
Siblings of students who have already been accepted are granted priority in the lottery process, per Florida Statutes. If there is a spot available in the sibling’s grade level, they will be accepted. If not, they will be moved to the top of the waiting list.
Both students will have two sessions to start 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday. An evening session will become available based on the needs of students beginning in January 2016. Evening session will run from 4 PM to 9 PM, Monday through Friday.
Will the school offer special education?
Yes, special education services will be offered at Florida Futures Academy.
What type of parental involvement is required?
Families of Florida Futures Academy will be asked to sign a parent contract acknowledging their commitment to the educational program at the school. This document will be available online soon.
Can I contribute to Florida Futures Academy
Yes. Florida Futures Academy is an official 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation as identified by the IRS, meaning that should you choose to contribute to the school, your contributions may be considered tax exempt.
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