Student Application

Apply to Boulware Springs Charter School

Thank you for your interest in Boulware Springs Charter Schools. We look forward to getting to know our future students and their families. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is currently open. We will contact you after you apply. You can apply online or mail your application.

*ATTENTION*:If you receive an error after submitting your application, the application has still gone through. You only need to submit once. We are working to resolve the error notification. You may call 352-244-9732 if you would like to confirm that your application went through.

To apply:

PLEASE FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD THAT WILL ATTEND

STUDENT APPLICATION

MAIL OR DELIVER the application to:
Boulware Springs Charter School, 1303 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

ONLINE STUDENT APPLICATION

STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

    ADMISSIONS: GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Established in 2014, Boulware Springs Charter School is a public charter school sponsored by the School Board of Alachua County. The school serves approximately 150 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Boulware Springs Charter offers a high quality education that focuses on “4 R’s”- Respect, Responsibility, being a Role model, and Reaching for the stars. At Boulware, students are expected to respect their peers and adults, be responsible for their actions and words, set a good example for others at school and outside of school, and respond to challenging learning with perseverance and enthusiasm. To ensure that our students are successful, we provide significantly more hours of instruction than traditional schools, foster a supportive and family-like school climate, require parental involvement, and tailor instruction to individual student needs.
  • Admissions: Any student eligible to attend a public school in Alachua County is eligible for enrollment at Boulware Springs Charter School. Students must be eligible for Grades K-5. The School is committed to enrolling a diverse student population and shall abide by the provisions in the Florida Educational Equity Act, Section 1000.05(2)(a), and Florida Statutes that forbid discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation national origin, gender, marital status, ethnicity, or disability. Enrollment will also follow 1002.33(15)c, which includes enrolling students according to racial/ethnic balance provisions in 1002.33(7)(a)8. In accordance with 1022.33 (10)(d), a charter school may give enrollment preference to populations denoted in its rules and procedures. Application Process: Applications may be obtained at the office or on the school’s website. Applications will not request information related to academic history, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability status, or English language learner status. Applications may be submitted to the front office of the school, via mail, or through the website. Upon submission, all applications will be screened for completeness. Kindergarten parents must provide proof of child’s age during application process. The child must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the school year in which the student is applying to attend Kindergarten. All applications will be date/time stamped as they are received and filed by grade level and maintained at the school. Student applications for each upcoming school year will be accepted beginning December 1st through March 5th. After priority admission, if the number of applicants remaining is less than the number of seats available for any grade level, all applicants will be admitted. Subsequent registration periods will be publicly noticed with a clear beginning/ending date for remaining seats. At the end of each registration period, the school will determine if a lottery is necessary and will follow the procedures below. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available during the registration period, the remaining applicants will be placed in a lottery per grade level, and students will be admitted as they are drawn from the lottery until each class is filled. The lottery will be conducted on March 6th either in public or witnessed by an independent third party. This is in compliance with 1002.33(10)(b). The remaining applicants that were not admitted through the lottery process will be placed on a waiting list in the order drawn from the lottery. Parents will be notified in writing of their acceptance by March 10th, and must respond to the school of their decision to attend by March 25th. Parents who enroll their children will be required to attend a school orientation and sign a parent involvement contract. If an accepted applicant decides not to attend the school, the slot will be given to the first person on the waiting list. Parent Contact Information If parent/guardian contact information changes on the application, the school should be notified immediately. If the parent/guardian cannot be reached, the student application will be withdrawn from the waiting list. Enrollment Preference Florida Statute provides that the School may give enrollment preference to certain student populations. Students will be offered admission without going through the lottery process provided their applications are received and accepted by the deadline and space is available for the appropriate grade level. If there is no available space, siblings will then receive priority placement on the waitlist. Students who may receive enrollment preference include students who: • are siblings of a student enrolled in the school; • are children of a member of the Founding Governing Board; • are children of an employee of the school; Waiting List A waiting list will be maintained for each grade level if applications exceed available space. Parents will be notified in writing if their student has been placed on the waiting list. All vacancies for the current school year will be filled from the waiting list. School Orientation and Registration Each accepted student and their parent/guardian are required to attend a School Orientation and parents must sign a parental involvement contract. Parents/guardians must attend registration. Parents must also provide a copy of the child's birth certificate, immunization records, physical exam and proof of promotion at the time of registration.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please fill out the below application and click submit.
 

STUDENT APPLICATION

  • This application must completed and submitted with all items outlined in the Application Checklist. Please review the checklist to make sure that you have ALL items required. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    (*) denotes required field entry.
  • PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN 1

  • PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN 2

  • Living Situation

  • Siblings applying to or attending Boulware Charter School

  • Student Discipline Section

  • Boulware Springs Charter School offers exceptional student educational (ESE) services and accommodations in an inclusive setting. All students identified with a disability will be provided accommodations. Students in need of intense accommodations may be referred to a school with better resources.
  • At the time of initial application to Boulware Springs Charter School, a complete disciplinary history must be provided as per Florida Statute 232.0205. An itemized “Student Discipline Report” from all school(s) attended within the past year is also required. These reports may be obtained from the school(s) the student has attended.
 

Parent or Guardian Signature

  • By e-signing this application, you agree that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Please type your name and date the document. When you have completed the application form, please click on the "submit" button.
 

Verification