FLCCA—Osceola 2018–2019 School Year Seat Availability
School Capacity 1,037
Current Enrollment 1,032
Available Seats 5
FLCCA Osceola Board and Operation Policies
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 enrollment 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.
Enrollment for the 2018-2019 is open as of March 2, 2018. Due to our enrollment capacity restrictions, we will need to determine whether a lottery is necessary. If the applications received between March 2, 2018 and April 2, 2018 exceed the number of available seats, a lottery will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the FLCCA office located at 9143 Phillips Highway, Suite 590 in Jacksonville. Applicants do not need to be present to be included in the lottery. Currently enrolled students that plan on returning for the upcoming school year will be given enrollment priority. However, families will need to re-register during the re-registration window in order to reserve their seat.
If a lottery is required, all applicants who applied by the deadline will have equal opportunity in the drawing. 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 does not timely inform the school of their decision, the open spot will be given to the next student on the waiting list.
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 currently enrolled and plan on returning for the upcoming school year.
- Students who reside in Osceola county.
- Students who are the sibling of a student enrolled in the school.
- Students who are the children of an employee or founding governing board member of the charter school.
- Students who are otherwise required to be given a preference pursuant to Florida law.
Once we reach capacity, all applications received after the open enrollment window will be placed on the wait list in the order in which they are received.
What is the application process?
To apply for enrollment to FLCCA@Osceola, please complete our application form in the Parent Portal.
Which grades can students apply to enter?
Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA)@Osceola offers grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will continue to be accepted throughout the academic year and will be approved, based on available seats
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.
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.
How does the lottery process work?
In accordance with the Florida Department of Public Instruction, applicants are admitted in the following order of preference:
If the applications received between March 2, 2018 and April 2, 2018 exceed the number of available seats, a computer-generated lottery will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the FLCCA office located at 9143 Phillips Highway, Suite 590 in Jacksonville.
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 3 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 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.
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, ext. 5002 or email Ms. Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the orientation process for new students?
Orientation includes completing the Introduction to Online Learning Course in the Online School. This course is designed to familiarize students and Learning Coaches with the Online School platform and other tools required to succeed in our school. Learning Coaches and students must also attend an online orientation session in the first 2 days after enrollment. Information provided for this session is obtained in a welcome letter received by the family via email.
Central FL Virtual Charter School 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 Central FL Virtual Charter School 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.
Melissa Ley, Board Member
Melissa Ley is serving as the Board Chair on the Southwest Florida Virtual Charter
School Board. Melissa Ley also serves as a Board Member on the Northwest Florida Virtual Charter School Board, and the Central Florida Virtual School Board. She is Parent and Learning Coach to children who attend Florida Cyber Charter Academy at Duval, and a Former Elementary School Teacher. Prior to becoming an educator she was a Corporate Trainer and Recruiter. In 2012-2013 Ley was a PTA President for the school she worked at. After deciding to leave her education position to stay home to Virtual School her children, she remained a part of the PTA and involved for the 2013-2014 School Year. She and her children regularly volunteer at her former school. Ley's children have attended both traditional and charter schools. Ley is a parent advocate and leader in her state for the National Coalition for Public School options. Mrs. Ley received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an ESOL and Reading
Endorsements at St. Petersburg College. She has a always had a heart for Education. She and her husband Sam live in St. Petersburg and are the parents of two children ages 10 and 14.
Louis McDonald, Board Member and Parent Liaison
Central Florida Virtual Charter School Board Meetings
Next Board Meeting:
Date: November 15, 2018
Conference Line and Blackboard Room
To Join a meeting virtually:
Future Board Meetings: Board Meeting Schedule [PDF]
Please see the Osceola Board Archive pagefor the Past Board Meeting Minutes.
- FY 18-19 Budget [PDF]
- FY 17-18 Budget - Updated 11.16.17 [PDF]
- FY17-18 Budget [PDF]
- FY16-17 Budget [PDF]
- FY15-16 Budget [PDF]
- FY14-15 Budget [PDF]
Annual Financial Audit
- FY 13-14 Financial Audit [PDF]
- FY14-15 Financial Audit [PDF]
- FY15-16 Financial Audit[PDF]
- FY 16-17 Financial Audit [PDF]
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.