April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Island School will hold an annual lottery in order to enroll new students. The lottery is typically held in the Spring of the school year prior to the August you wish your child to begin school. In order to be included in the lottery process, you must submit a complete, accurate application and all required documentation by the lottery deadline. After the lottery deadline, other applications are added to the end of the waiting list after the lottery is complete.
Existing students will have an enrollment period prior to the new enrollment period. All existing students need to have a completed application in by the deadline in order to retain their slot. If existing students miss the deadline they will have to reapply as a new applicant.
Once a student has been admitted to the charter school through an appropriate process, he or she may remain in attendance through subsequent grades.
Sibling preference: The Island School and its families benefit from keeping families together. For this reason, TIS offers an admissions sibling preference. A sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister who lives in the same household (at least part-time) as the current TIS student. No preference is given if siblings are not currently enrolled in The Island School.
The Island School will determine the number of seats available each year by grade level/class and need of the current students.
Separate lotteries will be applied based on grade level/class as well as The Island School enrollment preference policy.
Siblings of current students whose families reside on Gasparilla Island for not less than nine (9) months per year.
Children whose families reside on Gasparilla Island for not less than nine (9) months per year.
Siblings of existing students who do not reside on Gasparilla Island, but whose families derive not less than 30% of their annual employment income through employment at a bona fide place of employment on Gasparilla Island.
Children whose families do not reside on Gasparilla Island, but whose families derive not less than 30% of their annual employment income through employment at a bona fide place of employment on Gasparilla Island.