AdmissionsFebruary 2, 2021 2022-06-17 17:01
Thank you for your interest in Focus Academy.
As a tuition-free public charter school, Focus Academy is required to hold an open enrollment period for the upcoming school year, however applications are continuously accepted for any open seats in our program. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our admissions process includes submission of the application and IEP (individual educational plan), followed by a personal interview with parent and student. All required documents must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.
Admissions Eligibility & Requirements
To be eligible to attend Focus Academy, students must meet the following criteria:
- Behavior Plan / FBA (if applicable)
- Grades 10 and above Academic Transcripts
- 6- 9 Grades Most Recent report Card
- Have a current IEP (individual educational plan) or be eligible for an IEP
- Have an educational designation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectually Disabled (IND), or Other Health Impairment (OHI).
If your student is currently enrolled in a private school, please submit the last/most recent IEP they received as well as the most recent psychological evaluation.
Additional documents that may be helpful but are not required include the student’s most recent report card; academic transcript; recent student photo.
Note: Once documentation is reviewed, an in-person interview will be scheduled with the prospective student and family with the IEP Team. A determination of acceptance will be communicated within 10 days after the in-person interview. If you have questions regarding enrollment availability for the current academic year, please contact the main office at 813.443.5558.
Open Enrollment Period
Open Enrollment for the next school year is typically from mid November to mid January. Applications to Focus Academy are also accepted throughout the year for any current seat openings.
If the number of applications received exceeds the number of spots available, a lottery will be held. Please see the information below for specific dates. Additional information on Open Enrollment can be found on our FAQ page.
2022-23 Open Enrollment Info
• Applications window: November 1, 2021 – January 14, 2022
• Lottery (if necessary): February 1, 2022
Ways to Apply
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