Admission & Enrollment

Minneola Charter Schools (MCS) is as a school choice option available to parents.  We would like to thank you for your consideration of MCS as an option to educate you child(ren).  Each school is different, and we understand your desire to make sure you choose a school that best fits the needs of your child and family.  While MCS is the right school for many students, it may not be the right fit for everyone.  Before you apply, please take the time to learn more about us by reviewing our Student Admission and Registration Policy and Enrollment Eligibility Policies, peruse the rest of the MCS website, visit us on Facebook and Twitter @MinneolaCharter. 

Once you determine if your child(ren) are eligible for enrollment at MCS, and MCS fits your family needs, we invite you to complete an admission application. When you are filling out the admission application be sure to complete the application accurately and completely as an incorrect or incomplete application can result in your child's application not being considered for enrollment.  Applications and wait lists are only good for the school year in which the student is applying.  Applications and wait lists do not carry over from year to year.  

Controlled Open Enrollment Seat Capacity Determination: Maximum seat capacity at MCS is determined by the most recently approved charter contract and applicable amendments to the charter contract between Lake County Schools (LCS) and MCS, and state law.  Kindergarten (KG) through 3rd grade may have a school average of no more than 18 students, and 4th through 8th grade many have a school average of no more than 22 students.  The school year maximum seat capacity must meet state class size mandates, and must not exceed 1680 seats in grade Kindergarten (KG) through eighth (8).  The School may serve Pre-K with capacity to be determined annually.  

Again, thank you for considering Minneola Charter Schools as the educational choice for your family. We hope you find what you are looking for as you evaluate one of the most important choices you'll make as a parent.  Of course, we hope you choose Minneola Charter Schools, as we believe in community, family, the power of parental choice, and in the fact that MCS is a fantastic school!  Our best referrals come from those with students who have attended and are currently attending.  


  • Preschool: Must be 4 years old on or before September 1st

  • Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st 

  • Grade One:  Must be 6 years old on or before September 1st


Students entering a Florida School for the first time must have the following:

Verification of Legal Name, Age and Guardianship:

  • Student Birth Certificate

  • Custodial Parent/Guardian ID

  • Court Custody Documentation, if applicable (this includes divorce decrees, Foster Care documentation, etc.)

 Verification of Residence/Domicile in Lake County per School Board Policy 5.122 requires both:

  • Current lease or rental agreement (additional documentation could be requested), OR Bill of sale or deed for house with current physical address, OR

    Homestead Exemption receipt with current physical address.

  • Utility deposit receipt OR current utility bill with current physical address.

 Verification of Immunization and Physical Exam:

  • Proof of immunizations on a FL 680 form, which can be obtained at the Department of Health in Lake County or through your private physician. (see below)

  • Proof of physical examination by a U.S. doctor within a year of enrollment (first day of entry at school).

 Verification of Academic History Transcript:

  • Withdrawal Form from previous school

  • Last report card

  • Transcript

 Verification of Special Program Information (if applicable):

  • Current IEP

  • Current EP

  • Current 504 plan


 Temporary Documentation Exemption: Students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, have a right to immediate enrollment under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act 42 U.S.C. 11435. A completed Student Residency Questionnaire is needed to determine eligibility.


It is critically important that you begin to prepare for these requirements, first to protect your child(ren) and second, TO AVOID ANY EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL DUE TO INCOMPLETE IMMUNIZATIONS.  Each student must have a certificate of immunization (month/day/year) against communicable diseases or a valid certificate of medical or religious exemption.  

Immunizations must include those required by Florida Statutes, which includes the Hepatitis B Series as referenced by the following link:  Florida Health School Immunization Requirements