|Sunday||12/01/2019||Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will go live on this site|
|Friday||02/07/2020||Application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year lottery. All applications submitted after this date will be placed on our waitlist.|
|Tuesday||02/18/2020||Lottery Drawing for the 2020-2021 school year will take place.|
Applications will be accepted each year during an open enrollment period and continuously to maintain capacity in each grade level. All applications will be dated and timed as they are received and filed by grade level.
TSMS Enrollment Policy Overview
Tallahassee School of Math & Science is committed to enrolling a diverse student population and abides by the Florida Statutes that forbid discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. TSMS shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application unless the number of applications exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building. In such cases, all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a Lottery.
Applications will be accepted each year during an open enrollment period and continuously to maintain capacity in each grade level. All applications will be dated and timed as they are received and filed by grade level. If the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building, a public lottery will be held to determine which applicants are admitted. The number of seats available will be determined by the number of students who recommit minus the capacity.
All applications received after the open enrollment period will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list for that particular program, class, or grade level in the order in which they are received. Parents will be notified in writing of their child's acceptance no later than twenty-one (21) days 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, the slot will be given to the first person on the waiting list.
Only applications received prior to the end of the enrollment deadline are eligible to participate in the lottery.
A lottery shall be conducted by the school to include all grades in which the number of applicants exceeds the number of expected seats available. If the number of applicants is less than the number of seats anticipated to be available, no public lottery shall be conducted for that grade.
Siblings of applicants in another grade who are offered and have accepted admission based upon the preference established by the rescinded offer SHALL maintain the seat accepted and the sibling whose offer that has been rescinded shall be considered to have a preference of an applicant with a sibling applying for the same academic year.
ALL offers of registration shall be made in the order of the lottery results.
An applicant will have one week (7 days), starting from the date the offer was made, to respond to the offer letter via the internet or mail. They will have the opportunity to confirm their plans for attendance at the school, by either accepting or declining the offer. If the applicant fails to respond to the letter, in either the affirmative or the negative, the offered seat will be rescinded and offered to an applicant on the waiting list. Should the applicant decide to accept the offered seat, they will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours of their response. The email will contain instructions for completing the enrollment and registration process. Starting from the day of the applicant's acceptance, the applicant will have ten days (10 days) to complete and submit several items of the required registration paperwork. If these specified registration items are not submitted within the ten-day window, the applicant will lose their seat. The registration items required to secure an applicant's seat.