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Tentative Important Dates

Tuesday 12/01/2020 Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will go live on this site
TBA TBA Open house
Monday 02/01/2021 Application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year lottery. All applications submitted after this date will be placed on our waitlist.
Tuesday 02/17/2021 Lottery Drawing for the 2021-2022 school year will take place.

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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.


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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.

The following items are generally required for all students:

  • Authorization for request of cumulative folder
  • Proof of residence • Social security card
  • Birth certificate • Report card, transcript
  • Current immunization/medical history
  • When appropriate, ESE, ESOL/ELL, literacy folder, and any conduct/discipline actions

For questions contact:

Chanda Johnson, Registrar
3434 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone : 850-681-7827

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a charter school?
A charter school is a public school of choice. Charter schools are granted greater flexibility in their operations. In return for this flexibility charter schools are expected to perform at a higher level of standard on both test scores and graduation rates.
What grades are offered at the TSMS?
TSMS serves grades Kindergarten through 8th.
Is there a cost to attend your school?
Charter schools are tuition-free, like all public schools. All students, regardless of background, are eligible to submit an application.
What is the student/teacher ratio at the TSMS?
The average is 18/1. Smaller class size enables more one-on-one time between the teacher and students. Our charter restricts our enrollment; once we reach our maximum enrollment capacity all applications will be placed on our waiting list.
How can I find out about school closings such as holidays and early dismissal days?
All school closings, holidays and early dismissal days are listed on the school calendar issued at the beginning of the school year. If you do not have one, please visit our website at
When there is a school closing due to inclement weather, how can I find out if the TSMS is closed?
School closings will be announced on all local television stations. If the LCS are closed, the TSMS will also be closed. Please visit our website at for any updates regarding school closings.
What should I do if my child is going to be tardy or absent from school?
If your child will be tardy or absent due to illness or injury, please call the main office as soon as possible, no later than the day of the absence and follow up with written notification of the absence (e.g. doctor, dentist, etc.). If your child has an appointment during school hours (e.g. doctor, dentist, etc.), please sign your child into or out of school in the main office. The main office will notify your child's teachers of the absence.
Do you provide Transportation?
Bus Transportation is limited to students living between two (2) and four (4) miles from the school on a first come first served basis. The 2 to 4 mile zone is determined by drawing a radius line from the entrance of the school to the student's home or to the entrance of their subdivision. The stops used will be primarily "Area Stops" where parents will need to drive their students and wait for the bus to arrive. Parents will be required to sign an agreement with the school in relation to bus transportation. Students residing within the 2 mile zone are not eligible for bus transportation. Route sheets will be available on our website before school starts.
Do you provide Breakfast and/or Lunch?
Children need healthy meals to learn! TSMS offers healthy meal choices to all students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and—starting in 2016-17--the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Our participation in CEP means that we will be able to provide breakfast and lunch at no charge to ALL students enrolled at TSMS for school year 2016-17. Applications for free and reduced-price meals will not be collected this year.  Students may purchase a second meal or—on occasion a la carte items—by having their parents open an account for them. Meal prices are: $1.50 for breakfast; $3.00 for lunch.Parents may fund their student's account online by credit card or ACH deposit or by sending cash or personal check to school. (Students will not be served a la carte items without funds in their account.)
Does the TSMS offer Tutoring?
Yes, we have a tutoring program at our school. Every student is eligible for extra help on an as needed basis. All of our teachers stay after school for extra help, or for students to make up missed work. A schedule of teachers staying after school will be made available at the beginning of each school year.
Does the TSMS have a Gifted Program?
TSMS has implemented an Advanced Program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The Advance Program includes small group, advanced instruction in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. Students who are in Advanced Program also can earn high school credits in the middle school, such as Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and Foreign Language. Criteria for entry are based on student benchmarks, classroom performance, teacher recommendation, and state test results.
Is there a School Uniform? Who is eligible to apply?
Any child who lives in the State of Florida is eligible to attend our school. Applicants are accepted on the basis of availability. Parents must provide transportation if residing outside Leon County. Student must not be under an expulsion or suspension order. Currently enrolled students (and their siblings) have first chance at a seat for the following school year.
How do I apply to the TSMS?
The first step is to fill out the online application. Be sure to select the appropriate school year and grade level you are applying for. Applications for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 school year will begin February 1st and end March 1st.
Once my child is accepted, what documents do I need to enroll?
• A copy of the child's social security card and birth certificate • The most recent (completed) report card to verify grade applying for • Two Proof's of residency (Mortgage Statement, Lease or Rental agreement, Utility statement, Tax Documents) • Copy of Physical/Immunization Record (students entering K and 7th gr. must have required immunizations for entry) • Copy of IEP, 504, Gifted Plan (if applicable)
How can I transfer my child to the TSMS during the school year?
You must first apply online and fill out an application. Applications are available in our web site or in main office.


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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.
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