Enrollment Process

UCP Charter Schools are tuition-free, public schools. Students are admitted to UCP Charter Schools regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnic origin and our admission and dismissal procedures equitable for all students. When parent demand exceeds enrollment capacity at a UCP Charter School, students are then admitted based upon a lottery system. Priority is given to students that live in the County where the school is located. If space allows, students from other counties will be accepted following the current Florida State Statute on Out of County student enrollment.  

UCP Charter Schools accepts students year-round based on openings.

Step 1: Submit an Inquiry Form. The inquiry form is located HERE

Step 2: A UCP Family Service Case Manager will contact you to get more information, answer any questions and set up a tour.

Step 3: Come for a tour – ideally bringing your child

Step 4: Complete the Application/Registration Packet CLICK HERE and collect the required documentation. (see list below)

Step 5: Submit the Application/Registration Packet and all required documentation. NOTE: Within 7 days of being offered a space and prior to your student’s classroom placement/start date, you must submit the required registration documents. If you do not submit documents within 7 days – your spot could be offered to another student.

Step 6: Prior to the first day of school – complete the Enrollment Packet CLICK HERE.

Each year UCP also enrolls for the following school year. Current students are required to submit an Intent to Return in order to hold their space for the following year by January 31. New students seeking enrollment for 2019-2020 must submit an inquiry/update form by March 5, 2019, to qualify for the annual lottery/ enrollment. UCP Charter Schools accepts students on an on-going basis as space follows.


Tuition Free Charter Schools – School Day Tuition is free for:

  • Toddlers – PreK Students with disabilities and an Individual Family Support Plan(IFSP) or Individual Education Plan (IEP) with classroom services listed.
  • All Kindergarten to 5th Grade Students.
  • Middle/High School Students with disabilities and an IEP.

All students are requested to pay an annual $35 supply fee.

Infant - PreK Program (for students without disabilities) – Rates range from $125 to $216 per week for a full-day program based on the age of child/campus. Part-time options are available for infants/toddlers. UCP accepts the following funding:
  • Private Pay – We have discounts for siblings/auto payment/semester payments) CLICK HERE
  • School Readiness/4C – A Statewide program (Early Learning Coalition) providing financial assistance/scholarships to low income working (or in school) parents.For more information:

Voluntary PreK/VPK The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK) – is a free pre-kindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. Participating children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1. Parents can enroll their child in the state’s free, voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) education program that year or wait until the following year when their child is 5. UCP offers a school year VPK program (half day) or a summer VPK program (full day). Our VPK programs are staffed by certified teachers with a minimum of additional paraprofessional (exceeding state requirements!). For more information about VPK.

Early Head Start – Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income families with infants and toddlers, and pregnant women and their families. Early Head Start is a free program. UCP has Early Head Starts at our UCP Pine Hills Campus and UCP Downtown/BETA Campuses. For more information


Before and After Care, Summer Enrichment and Camp Days

UCP Charter Schools offer before and after school programs at all our campuses (hours vary by campus) based on availability/space. The cost ranges from $20-$27 per week (rates vary by campus) for before school care and $60-$69 per week (rates vary by campus) for after-school care. If you are interested in before/after school services – check with your Family Services Case Manager for availability. Once availability is confirmed – the next step is to sign a contract with the Education Program Coordinator at the campus. UCP Charter Schools are generally open for Camp days when there is no school if there is enough parent interest (exception is the first week of Winter Break and Spring Break.) Cost is $32-$48 per day (rates vary by campus). Parents need to sign up/pay a deposit no later than 2 weeks before the camp day. UCP Charter Schools also provide a summer enrichment camp/program on all our elementary campuses. Full day program costs between $115-$155 per week (with before/after care available).Information about the various summer enrichment programs will be available in March 2019. Current parents can sign up/complete a summer contract at their campus. New parents/parents just interested in summer camp can complete an initial inquiry form and our Family Services Case Manager will contact you.

Enrollment Requirements/Documents needed to enroll

  • Completed UCP Application/Registration Packet CLICK HERE
  • Withdrawal Form / Letter – From previous Public or Private School (if applicable)
    • Must be dated & signed by the parent and school representative
  • Birth Certificate – Legible copy for verification of Legal Name and Age
  • Florida Certification of Immunization – (Blue DH 680) (Code B Forms – Check Expiration Date!). This can be completed at your child’s physician or the Department of Health CLICK HERE
  • School Entry Health Exam – (Yellow DH 3040) Physical Exam Date within 1 year of school entry
  • Proof of Residency – The three acceptable forms of Proof of Residency are:
    • Current Homestead Exemption Card/Mailed Notification or Property Tax Statement or Signed Closing Contract
    • Rental/Lease Agreement
    • Verification Form from School District Student Enrollment.
  • Verification of Academic History – Transcript, Withdrawal Form OR last Report Card.
  • Verification of Special Education Information (if applicable) – Current IEP ORCurrent 504 Plan


Q1: Is there a cost to attend UCP Charter Schools?

UCP Charter Schools are free for eligible students (PreK ESE students, all Kindergarten through 5th-grade students and Middle/High School students with disabilities)

Q2: What happens on the tour? The tour is an opportunity for you to see the school In action and determine if it’s the right fit for your child! We know all children have unique needs/learning styles and by seeing the school with your child you can determine if it’s the best school for your child! Q3: How do I know where my child is on the waiting list?

You can check in with your campus Family Services Case Manager.

Q4: What happens if I don’t hear from someone after I submit an inquiry form?

If after 3 business days, you don’t hear from someone – please send an e-mail to [email protected] and the Director will follow up.

Q5: Can I start therapy services while waiting for a classroom space?

Yes – you can start your child’s occupational, physical or speech therapy while waiting for a classroom space! Let your Family Services case manager know you are interested in doing this.

Q6: Can I start at one campus and transfer to another campus when space opens?

Yes – you can though we prefer you do this at a natural break such as the beginning of the school year or mid-year.