FLCCA—Osceola 2017–2018 School Year Seat Availability
School Capacity 1,037
Current Enrollment 122
Available Seats 915
Florida Cyber Charter Academy@Osceola Admissions Process
Florida Cyber Charter Academy@Osceola admits any student, who is eligible to attend a public school in Florida. Under Florida’s new controlled open enrolment law, students may enroll in FLCCA@Osceola even if the student does not reside in Osceola County. FLCCA@Osceola is committed to enrolling a diverse student population, as set forth by the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act, Section 1000.05(2)(a), and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national original, gender, marital status, ethnicity, or disability. All interested students are encouraged to apply for enrollment.
Applications are accepted each year during the open enrollment window and throughout the school year to maintain capacity in the school. If the school receives more applications than the available spots, a lottery will be held. During the lottery process, all applicants who applied by the deadline will have equal opportunity in the drawing. After capacity is filled, a waiting list will be formed with the lottery process as well.
As provided for in Florida’s Charter School Legislation, the School will give enrollment priority to the following student populations if a spot is available:
- Students who reside in Osceola County
- Students who are the sibling of a student enrolled in the school, and
- Students who are the children of an employee or founding governing board member of the charter school.
Students in these categories will be admitted automatically. If the applicants in the above priority groups exceed vacancies, a lottery will be held as well.
Applications submitted for the prior school year will be given priority in the next school year. A new application will not need to be submitted during the open enrollment window in order to be considered for a seat, however families will need to verify some enrollment documents to ensure all required documents are current and accurate.
All applications received after the open enrollment window will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list in the order in which they are received.
Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s acceptance no later than three weeks past the acceptance period deadline and will have a specific timeline to respond to the school in writing of their decision to attend. If an accepted applicant decides not to attend the school or informs the school of the decision on time, the open spot will be given to the next student on the waiting list.
Which grades can students apply to enter?
Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA)@Osceola offers grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. A lottery will be held if the number of applications received exceeds the number of seats available. Applications for the 2017-18 school year will continue to be accepted throughout the academic year.
Are there any seats for next school year?
Yes. However, if the number of applications received exceeds the number of seats available, a lottery will be held at the end of the open enrollment window.
What is the application process?
To apply for enrollment to FLCCA@Osceola, please complete our application form in the Parent Portal.
Is proof of residence required to apply?
No. If a seat is awarded, proof of residence and other remaining enrollment documents must be submitted by the specified deadline in the lottery notification announcement you will receive. To meet that eligibility requirement, you must prove residence in the state of Florida.
How does the lottery process work?
In accordance with the Florida Department of Public Instruction, applicants are admitted in the following order of preference:
- Once the open enrollment window has closed, FLCCA@Osceola will determine how many applications were received.
- If the number of applications received exceeds the number of seats available, a computer generated lottery will be conducted.
- A lottery will be conducted in-person at the FLCCA@Osceola Administrative Office, as well as online via Blackboard Collaborate.
When will I be notified if my child gets a seat in the lottery?
We will email enrollment offer letters the day of the lottery. You will have 2 weeks to return your confirmation of enrollment to hold your child’s seat. Failure to meet the deadline will forfeit your child’s seat and the next student on the waiting list will be offered a seat.
What is the orientation process for new students?
All new students and their parent-guardians must attend an in-person or online orientation session in the summer. Students will take a grade-level placement assessment, and families will learn about school policies.
What if my child does not get a seat in the lottery?
Your child will be placed on a waiting list until a seat becomes available or until enrollment closes for the current school year. Waitlisted applications will carry over and be prioritized in the next school year’s lottery cycle, and you are welcome to re-apply.
What if I register my child for a seat but later decide to attend another school?
We ask that you notify us promptly if your plans change, so that we can give the seat and as much notice as possible to the next student on the waiting list.
Whom should I contact if I have questions about the lottery or enrollment process?
Please contact Traci Hill at 904-247-3268 or email Ms. Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLCCA Osceola Board and Operation Policies
Florida Cyber Charter Academy at Osceola is governed by a Board comprised of community leaders. Public notice of our board meetings and posted board documents can be found here.
Current FLCCA Osceola Board Members
Chris Calabucci, Chairperson
Chris Calabucci has over 25 years’ experience in government, business and education. He was a legislative aide for US Representatives Tillie K. Fowler and Ander Crenshaw from 1993 to 2007. In 1999, he co-founded Elite Continuing Education, which provides online continuing education for a variety of state licensed professions and was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the top 5000 small businesses in the United States. In 2012, he founded Game Day Suppliers LLC, which offers custom embroidery, screen printing and promotional items for Universities, schools and businesses. Chris was a founding board member of the FLVA at Osceola.
Larry Williams, Board Secretary
Larry Williams has over 25 years of progressive experience in both business and government sectors including expertise in Developing Strategies and Policies, Building Coalitions, Government Relations, Legislative Affairs, Public Relations, Communications, Public Speaking, Research, Recruiting, Training, Finance, Sales and Information Technology. Larry served in the Florida House of Representatives as the Legislative Aide/Budget and Policy Director for State Representative Janet H. Adkins from 2008–2012, and retired from U.S. military service in November 2005. He currently has his own consulting firm specializing in consulting and lobbying services. Larry was the Gubernatorial Appointee for the Northeast Florida Regional Council Board of Directors and has served on a plethora of Government committees throughout his career.
Louis McDonald, Board Member and Parent Liaison
FLCCA Osceola Board Meetings
Upcoming FLCCA Osceola Board Meeting
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: STC Thornton Room-2nd Fl in Veterans St. Cloud Library
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Please see the Osceola Board Archive page for the Past Board Meeting Minutes.
Annual Financial Audit
Instructions for Presentations to the Board by Parents and Citizens
The Florida Cyber Charter Academy (School) welcomes your participation at the School Board meetings. The purpose for the public meeting of the Board of Directors (Board) is to conduct the affairs of the School in public. We are pleased that you are in attendance and hope that you will visit these meetings often. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our school. To assist you in the ease of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided.
Agendas are available to all audience members upon request.
“Requests to Speak” forms are available to all audience members who wish to speak on any agenda items or under the general category of “Communications” or for conference call attendees by so signifying at the beginning of "Communications". Download the Request to Speak form [PDF]
The “Public Comment” portion is set-aside for members of the audience to address items on the published agenda. Audience members may offer objective criticisms of school operations and programs, but the Board will not hear complaints about school personnel or other persons during a public session. The process for complaints involving school personnel or other persons are provided through other channels. The Board will not generally respond to remarks made in this manner during the meeting, but may issue a written response after the meeting. These presentations are limited to three (3) minutes. Extensions of time will be at the sole discretion of the Board Chair.
When addressing the Board, speakers are requested to state their name and address from the podium and adhere to the time limits set forth.
Individuals may request that a topic related to school business be placed on future agenda by submitting a written request at least two (2) weeks or ten (10) working days.