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Enrollment periods

Enrollment Periods


Gulf Coast Charter Academy South (GCCAS) foresees a strong possibility that there may be a surplus of student applications for some grade levels, higher than the school’s capacity. Therefore, GCCAS will open Enrollment Periods commencing December 1, 2023, and closing on May 31, 2024.  The GCCAS Board of Directors can approve extending the application deadline if seats are still available at the end of the scheduled Enrollment Periods. If the number of applications received are more than seats available, a random lottery will be held.  The date of the Lottery will be published on the school website as well as distributed in mailings to parents of students placed in the Lottery process.  A waiting list of students will then be established after the lottery.

Each student will have an equal opportunity of being selected through the random selection process in accordance with Florida Statute 1002.33, subsection (10), article (b).

Gulf Coast Charter Academy South is permitted to offer enrollment preference to the following student populations:
1. Students who are siblings of a student already enrolled in the charter school.

2. Students who are the children of a member of the Governing Board of the charter school.

3. Students who are the children of an employee at the charter school.

FORZA Child Development Students will have enrollment preference during the first enrollment period. 

Enrollment Periods:


December 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023
January 1, 2024 – January 31, 2024
February 1, 2024 – February 28, 2024
March 1, 2024 – March 31, 2024
April 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

May 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024

*FORZA Child Development Center is also NOW ENROLLING PreK3 and VPK children.  Limited seating available! 

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No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation/preference be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School, except as provided by law. 

The School shall comply with all state and federal laws, which prohibit discrimination and are designed to protect the civil rights of applicants, employees, and/or students, or other persons protected by applicable law. 

The School shall admit students to programs and classes without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability or handicap or sexual orientation.

CONTROLLED BORDER ENROLLMENT (Updated on January 15, 2023)


Florida has an open borders policy. Controlled Open Enrollment allows a parent from any school district in the state to enroll his or her child in and transport his or her child to any public school, including charter schools, that has not reached capacity. For more information, visit FL DOE’s website .




Below is our student capacity/seat availability by grade level. We are required to update this information every 12 weeks. This information was last updated October 1, 2023.

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