Victory Charter School Lottery Procedures

 

Our Process

  • Applications for the lottery are available online from October 4th to January 31st. Paper applications are available at the front office. Applications received after January 31st go to the school Registrar.
  • The lottery will be held at 2:00 PM on February 21st of every school year. All applicants will receive notification by March 3rd by email of acceptance or waiting list number.
  • Once a student is enrolled, there is no need to reapply each subsequent year. A student’s seat is guaranteed until at least the first day of school unless a parent notifies the school otherwise.

Admission Standards

  • Victory Charter School is a public school and requires no application fee or tuition. In order to be eligible for admission, students or their guardians are required to reside in the State  of Florida at the time of the application. 
  • Under Florida General Statute (GS115C-391), Victory Charter School may refuse admission to  any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school, until the period of  suspension or expulsion has expired. 
  • Victory Charter School does not limit admission to students on the basis of intellectual ability,  measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, gender, national origin,  religion, or ancestry.

Lottery Procedures

Victory Charter School’s lottery will be held at Victory Charter School on February 21st. Results will be sent to parents by email if an address was supplied, or by postal service. 

The Victory Charter School lottery is open to the general public, but attendance is not required for  acceptance. 

The lottery procedure must ensure that each eligible applicant, who submitted an application prior to the  lottery application deadline, will have an equal opportunity to be randomly selected. It must also continue  until all eligible applicants have been selected and placed on a final list. 

The lottery will be run by a computer program written specifically for Victory Charter School.  

When the lottery is run, it will assign a random number to every single applicant. Family members will be  entered as a group and will all be placed at the same time. The applicants are then either placed or  waitlisted according to priority and space availability in each grade level. Twins and triplets are always  admitted together and cannot be split at admission.

Priority of Enrollment

Priority in enrollment is not a guarantee of a seat, there must be available space in grade or program. Once  a student uses any enrollment priority to enroll, he or she may not use any priority again. Enrolled students  who subsequently withdraw must use the lottery process without priority to re-enroll. The only exception is for the Opportunity priority. 

Enrollment priority may be awarded to the following, with priority given in this order: 

  1. Children of the school’s full-time employees and Board of Directors. This number cannot exceed  15% of the school’s total enrollment unless granted a waiver by the State Board of Education.
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled students. Applicants must share a residence and a legal guardian with  a currently enrolled Victory Charter School student to be considered an eligible sibling. 
  3. Siblings of Victory Charter School graduates. 
  4. Opportunity priority. A student who was enrolled at Victory Charter School within the two previous  school years but left to participate in
    1. an academic study abroad program or competitive  admission residential program or
    2. because of the vocational opportunities of the student’s  parents.

Post Application Period Applications

The school will decide each year whether or not to accept applications after the deadline. If accepted, any applications received after the stated deadline will be added to the end of the waiting list  in the order that they are received. Order of receipt will be determined by the time stamp on the email or  online entry, and the time of day that standard mail is delivered on that day. If multiple late entries are  received simultaneously (exact same timestamp or mail delivery day), they will be listed in alphabetical  order of their middle name (or first if no middle is given).  

Late entries will be accepted (added to the end of the waitlist), until at least  the first day of school, or the date where it appears the waiting list will be too long to accommodate. Any  late enrollment application cutoff will be posted on the website and is effective immediately.