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Frequently Asked Enrollment Questions

Can a student be admitted after school starts?

YES! Our waitlist is generated after we run the lottery in February. Any applications received after February 29th at 11:59pm are placed at the bottom of the waiting list.  We will contact our wait list year-round as seats become available. Once you receive your wait-list notification, you should proceed to secure your seat at your second-choice school. It is impossible to know if seats will become available to wait-listed students, so it is vital that your child does not miss an opportunity at another school because you are waiting on a seat at JXC.  If you choose to start one sibling at JXC, the wait listed sibling will be moved up the waitlist of their respective grade.

What is my child's number on the waitlist? 

We do not give out numbers or positions on the waitlist. Please plan to attend your second-choice school as soon as you learn of your waitlisted status. 

When will I know if I have a seat at JXC for the upcoming school year? 

Open Enrollment Lottery results will be posted to your student portal in School Mint by or before February 1st. You will be notified via email and/or a phone call if you are offered a seat. YOU MUST GO BACK INTO YOUR STUDENT PORTAL TO ACCEPT THE SEAT WITHIN 2 DAYS OF THE PUBLISHED RESULTS.  In School Mint, the software will automatically decline your seat and offer it to the next waiting student. NO EXCEPTIONS.  

If my child is waitlisted, do I need to reapply for the following year?

Yes! Our waitlists/active rosters do not carry over into future school years. Please complete an application for each year you are interested in attending JXC.

Why is your lottery run so early compared to other schools in the area?

Due to our large number of applications to JXC, we want all families to know their application status with JXC before the deadlines of other schools’ open enrollment periods in case they are wait-listed.

Can I submit my application without the required documents? 

Yes, but you will only have 10 days to provide those documents once you accept the seat. You may submit your student(s) application and upload documents at a later date in School Mint student application portal.

Are my child's test scores or grades considered during the admission process?

Is there an enrollment or application fee?
There are no fees required to apply to or attend the school.

If I donate to the school, will my child be given preferential treatment or be guaranteed a place in the school?

Are children with special needs accepted?

What items will be required for registration?
The same items as required for all public schools. Please see the Registration Documents page.

What are the priorities given in the lottery to help obtain a seat?

The priority order in the lottery selection process is:

  • Children of founding board members

  • Children of full-time employees of the school

  • Siblings of enrolled students

  • Students from Duval County

  • Students from other Florida counties

Can I still apply to be admitted this school year if I missed the Open Enrollment Lottery window?

Yes. Your application will be placed at the bottom of your student’s grade applicable priority group.  You can always say no to decline an offered seat, but we cannot offer a seat without a submitted application.

What do I do if my child got accepted into more than one school?

If a student receives a lottery selection for more than one school, the parent/guardian must select one and decline the other. All required paperwork must be turned into the school by the deadline.

Do I need to complete a different application for each of my children?

Yes. Each child that you would like to attend JXC must have their own application submitted. Please make sure you list all applying siblings on each application, as we cannot guarantee linking without this piece of information being 

If I have more than one child and one gets into JXC, will the other(s) be guaranteed a spot?

Because we are required to enroll based on a lottery system AND our seats are limited, we cannot guarantee enrollment for anyone. However, if you enroll one sibling, the waiting sibling(s) will move up the waitlist. If you are offered a seat for only one sibling, you must be willing to have one at JXC and the other(s) at a different school until a seat becomes available for the waiting sibling. We do admit year-round, so it is possible to obtain an offer for the waiting sibling even after school starts. Unfortunately, iIt is impossible to know if any students will withdraw at any given time.

We would like to homeschool/virtual instruction while we wait on a JXC seat. Any advice?

If you believe that this is what is best for your child, your student will be best prepared if they are taking coursework that is in sequence with the course curriculum at JXC for their current grade level. That information is available on our website under the Academic Tab.

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