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Welcome to Virtual Preparatory Academy of FL!

Still Enrolling Students Residing in Osceola County for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Virtual Prep Academy of Florida is a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-8 living in Florida. We are so excited to work with you and your family, and we appreciate that we are your school of choice!

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Email: enrollment@vprepfla.org

Enrollment Process

Families will have access to an online enrollment portal to complete admissions forms and upload compliance documentation required for public school enrollment in the state of Florida. This includes proof of identity, proof of Florida residence, and proof of current immunization record.

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida is a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-8 living in Florida. As a statewide virtual school, the Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida will admit all students who reside in the state, provided there is the capacity to serve that student’s grade level per the annual enrollment goals for each year. All students are welcome.

If the number of applicants exceeds an approved board policy for enrollment, the VPA of Florida will conduct a random selection lottery after first granting enrollment preferences to the following populations:

  • Students currently enrolled and plan to return for the upcoming school year
  • Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the charter
  • Students who are the children of a member of the governing board of the charter school.
  • Students who are the children of an employee of the charter
  • Students who are otherwise given preference pursuant to Florida

If the number of lottery applications does NOT exceed the number of available seats, registration opens to the public and enrolls until capacity.

FAIR LOTTERY

Notification of the lottery will serve as public notice of an official meeting, even if no action(s) are anticipated to be taken by members of the VPA of Florida Board at the time of the lottery.

If an enrollment lottery is required, the following guidelines will apply:

  • Applicants will receive confirmation of being in the lottery, and the date, time, and place of the
  • The lottery will be conducted by a designee and be overseen by a delegated member of the VPA of the Florida
  • On the day of the lottery, the lottery official will check to assure all applicant student names are appropriately included in the random selection
  • The lottery will begin by selecting applicants at the highest grade level with the enrollment preferences, mentioned below, as the first chosen. The process will continue to work backward through grade levels until kindergarten is
  • Once an applicant is selected, enrollment of that student is assumed for the remainder of the lottery
  • The designee will monitor selections to ensure grade levels are not

Any applicant student who is not offered enrollment will be placed on a waitlist.

The enrollment proceedings will be aimed at reaching a target enrollment range for each school year, although unexpected increases or decreases of students can happen in various grades year over year. When over-demand and under-demand occur within grade levels, the hiring of teachers will be adjusted to maintain the class size expectations set forth by a school.

WAITLIST

The waitlist is the ordered list of applicant students without enrollment offers. The waitlist for each school year is initiated through the lottery process. Once all available enrollment opportunities are offered, the remaining applicant students will be added to the waitlist in the order drawn. The waitlist remains active through the academic year. The waitlist for a given year is not carried over to the next school year. A new enrollment application is required for each school year for which a student is seeking a new enrollment.

Students who wish to transfer to VPA of Florida mid-school year may do so if the school has the capacity to serve that student in that grade level. Otherwise, the student will be added to a waitlist for that grade level.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

All enrollment procedures displayed here have been vetted and reviewed to assure compliance with all federal, state, and local statutes and policies. The procedures are compliant with FERPA, HIPA, OCR, and USDOE guidelines and regulatory statutes. The school adheres to all provisions of federal law related to students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEA”).

To begin the Enrollment Process, please create an account on the enrollment portal and complete the online registration application.

Once the enrollment application is received, along with all required admissions documents and verification, your student will be enrolled in the school. Upon admission, additional registration materials will be collected. If you need help, a member of our enrollment team is here to support you through this process.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must reside in the state of Florida to be eligible for enrollment.

Age eligibility per Florida Education Code (Section 1003.21, Florida Statutes) is as follows:

KINDERGARTEN – Must be age 5 by September 1st of the current school year.

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition); ethnicity (such as race, color, national origin and ancestry); religion; disability (mental or physical or reasonable accommodation); age; marital status; or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation.

The school adheres to all provisions of federal law related to students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEA”).

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Proof of Student Identity & Guardianship: Copy of your child’s birth certificate (official or hospital-issued) showing the child’s legal name, place and date of birth, and legal guardian(s). If the birth certificate is not available, your alternate option is a combination of Proof of Guardianship (court documentation) and Proof of Identity (child’s passport or birth affidavit). (Section 1003.21, Florida Statutes)

Proof of Residency: Documentation that proves the residency of the student and his/her primary parent/legal guardian. When the child lives with the legal guardian and the proof of residency documentation is in the legal guardian’s name any one of these documents is accepted. If you are unable to provide any of the below documents, contact the school office.

  • Utility Bill (electric, gas, water, or sewer); Resident name and property address must appear on the bill; Must be dated within 90 days of enrollment. Please note that disconnect notices, final bill statements, and billing envelopes are not accepted.
  • Mortgage Statement; Resident name and property address must appear on the statement; Must be dated within 90 days of enrollment.
  • Lease or Rental Agreement that specifies the start and end date of the agreement; must be dated and include names and signatures of the lessee and the lessor (typically this if the first and last pages of the agreement).
  • Original Mortgage/Closing Paperwork such as the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Statement; Resident name and property address must appear on the statement.
  • Pay Stub that includes employer name and address; also, must have guardians name, address and be dated.
  • Bank Statement; must show Legal Guardian’s name, and current physical address and be dated within 30 days
  • Active Military Orders; must show Legal Guardian’s name and current physical address
  • An Affidavit of Residency must be completed in the presence of a Notary Public. The Notary Public must sign and seal the affidavit within 30 days of the registration forms being submitted, and the original, hard copy affidavit must be submitted.

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS 

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  • All student immunizations must be up to date and on a Florida Form 680. (Section 1003.22), Florida Statutes)
  • Five (5) DTP’s – If the fourth primary dose on or after the fourth birthday, the fifth dose is not required. DTaP is acceptable for one or more DTP’s. DT (pediatric) is acceptable if Pertussis vaccine is medically contraindicated.
  • Four (4) Polio – If the third dose on or after the fourth birthday, the fourth dose is not required. A Fifth (5) dose of Polio is required if 4 doses were administered prior to the fourth birthday. IPV is an acceptable alternative for one or more doses of OVP.
  • Two (2) MMR’s – The first dose is valid if given on or after first birthday. The second dose is valid if given at least one month after first dose.
  • Hepatitis B – Series of three. A student may enter school if first dose has been administered prior to initial entry; or series of two for students ages 11-15, minimum four (four) months apart.
  • HIB is required for childcare and preschool entry only.
  • Varicella – Two-doses required for Grades Pre-K – Grade 12. Students thirteen (13) years of age and older who have not received Varicella for school entry should receive two (2) doses at least twenty-eight (28) days apart if they have not already been vaccinated or have had the disease.
  • Grade 7-12 All required immunizations and a Tetanus (Tdap) booster.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that a dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) be administered to children and adolescents eleven (11) through eighteen (18) years of age. This vaccine is NOT a requirement for enrollment. Detailed information about meningococcal disease and vaccination is located on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening.html

Proof of Physical Examination

The physical examination must have been completed within the last twelve months prior to the anticipated day of enrollment by a health professional who is licensed in Florida, Puerto Rico, or the state where the student resided at the time of the exam. If the student has ever been in a Florida school, that student is exempt, provided that there is documented evidence of a physical form from that Florida school. We will presume that students who have attended a Florida school have already had a physical examination. Students entering Kindergarten from an Osceola County School District VPK program will have already met the school entry physical requirement. If, when requested records are received, or upon other verification as documented, no valid physical examination documentation is presented, the student will be required to submit to a physical examination. Certification that a health examination has been completed may be documented on the State of Florida, Department of Health, DH Form 3040-CHP-07/2013, “School Entry Health Exam form,” which is available online, or a signed statement by an authorized professional that indicates the results of the components included in the health examination. (Section 1003.22(1), Florida Statutes) If, when requested records are received, or upon other verification as documented, no valid physical examination documentation is presented, the student will be required to submit to a physical examination within 30 days of notification.

Non-Discrimination and Equity Statement

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed at different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team.

What does it cost TO ENROLL?

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida is a public school, therefore there is no tuition associated with enrollment. However, any cost associated with field trips and extracurricular activities is the responsibility of the parent.

WHAT GRADES ARE OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL?

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Florida serves grades K-8.

WHAT SUBJECTS WILL MY CHILD TAKE?

We offer traditional core and elective courses options depending on the grade level. 

WILL MY STUDENT HAVE A FLORIDA-CREDENTIALED TEACHER?

Yes. Our teachers hold current Florida teaching credentials.

DOES THE SCHOOL SUPPLY COURSE MATERIALS?

The school offers the opportunity for each family to request a loaned computer at no expense. Elementary students receive a workbook, but most course materials are digital and accessed online. 

CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ACCELERATED LEARNERS OR STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS GIFTED?

The very nature of an online program can allow for acceleration. Our individualized approach allows teachers to assess students to find their challenge point in the elementary grades. 

 

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