Applying at Our Schools
Applications are continuously accepted by our school through our online enrollment system. Apply online for the 2022-23 school year today with your computer, smartphone or tablet! If you do not have access to the internet or you need assistance, please contact the school. For additional information on applying for the upcoming school year, please see our Enrollment Q & A below.
Open Enrollment and Lottery
- Open Enrollment, or applications for the lottery are available online from October 4th to January 31st each year. Paper applications are available at the front office (a school-site team member would use a paper application to help set up a SchoolMint account).
- The lottery will be held at 2:00 PM on February 18, 2022. All applicants will receive notification by February 25, 2022 by email of acceptance or waiting list number.
All applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period will have an equal opportunity for admission, regardless of whether they are submitted on the first day or the last day of Open Enrollment. The following admission and application guidelines are followed:
- In order to be eligible for admission, students or their guardian are required to reside in the State of Florida at the time of the application.
- Under Florida General Statute (GS115C-391), PM Wells Charter Academy may refuse admission to any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school, until the period of suspension or expulsion has expired.
- PM Wells Charter Academy does not limit admission to students on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, gender, national origin, religion, or ancestry.If the number of applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a system generated, and random lottery will be processed to determine who is offered a seat at the school. Lottery results will be emailed to the address entered within the application as well as posted on your SchoolMint Dashboard. For more information regarding lottery preferences, enrollment, and registration, please read our Lottery Rules and Procedures.
Priority in enrollment is not a guarantee of a seat, there must be available space in grade or program. Once a student uses any enrollment priority to enroll, he or she may not use any priority again. Enrolled students who subsequently withdraw must use the lottery process without priority to re-enroll. The only exception is for the Opportunity priority.
Enrollment priority may be awarded to the following, with priority given in this order:
- Children of the school’s full-time employees and Board of Directors. This number cannot exceed 15% of the school’s total enrollment unless granted a waiver by the State Board of Education.
- Siblings of currently enrolled students. Applicants must share a residence and a legal guardian with a currently enrolled PM Wells Charter Academy student to be considered an eligible sibling.
- Siblings of PM Wells Charter.
- Academy graduates.
Current Charter school students. A student enrolled in another FL Charter school in the previous school year.
School Registration Process
Once an applicant has been offered a seat at our school, the family will be contacted inviting them to a registration appointment at the school. Please note that if a family does not register their child within seven (7) business days of receiving their enrollment invite, that child’s spot may be lost and assigned to another student. We kindly ask that all new families enroll as quickly as possibly to guarantee their child a spot.
Required documents to finalize enrollment:
- Birth certificate
- Parent/Guardian driver’s license
- Proof of Residence
- Physical (list form and specifics)
- Special Education documents (EP, IEP, 504, ESOL), if applicable
- Custody court documents, if applicable
Please make sure to bring the documents listed above to your registration appointment. If an applicant cannot upload the required documents, please contact the enrollment department to set up an appointment time to submit forms.
Controlled Border Enrollment
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, please read our Lottery Rules and Procedures and FL DOE’s website.