TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - With the Leon County School Board approving its opening in September, enrollment is officially underway at Tallahassee Classical School for the 2019-2020 school year.
This public, tuition-free charter school will establish a classical curriculum in Leon County, an education model officials say continues to see success throughout the country.
“Since Tallahassee Classical School publicly announced in January its intent to become a home-grown, local non-profit charter school, hundreds of Leon County residents have expressed an interest in sending their children to the school,” said Jana Sayler, school founder and board chair. “We are thrilled to begin preparations to open our doors next fall and look forward to sharing this excitement with the community.”
The school will open its doors to K–8 students in the fall of 2019.
Officials say the school has already received over 350 letters of interest. Actual grades and number of seats offered will be dependent upon enrollment applications received from the community.
The initial application period will close on Jan. 14. If the number of applications exceeds capacity of the school, students will be chosen via a lottery process scheduled for Jan. 15.
Officials say a second enrollment period will open until Feb. 14 if need be. The school plans to add a new grade level each year through 12th grade.
“The best time to get a spot at the school is during this initial open enrollment period,” said Sayler. “Early adopters and those enrolling now will have first access to this school and be offered sibling preference.”
Although Leon County residents will be given preference during the lottery process per Florida statute, those outside of the county are encouraged to apply.
To complete an enrollment lottery application for your child(ren), click here.