Admissions

Access Charter School is a 6-12 grade exceptional education program designed to meet the needs of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and students with significant cognitive and social skill delays and their families. With a commitment to outstanding academic, vocational, and functional life programs it is our mission to provide each student an educational environment that fosters understanding, compassion, and respect. Through partnerships with students, families, and the community Access Charter School is dedicated to meeting the individual education, social, and emotional needs of each student. It is with this commitment that our students will be prepared to live meaningful and productive post-school lives.

Admissions Requirements

  • Students from Orange County will be given first priority in admission.
  • The student must be in grades 6-12 and ages 11-22
  • The student must be identified as an ESE student by their home district.
  • The ESE student must have a primary exceptionality of autism or a related disorder.
  • The parent must complete an application. All students are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis according to age and educational needs.
  • Student must be able to access instruction through a 3:1 (student: teacher) ratio or greater in regards to academics, behavior, vocational, and functional life skills training.
  • Parents must sign a contract with the school and agree to be an active participant in school meetings, volunteer opportunities, and the development of the student's Individual Education Plan and Behavior Improvement Plan.
  • All students are required to wear uniforms.
  • There is NO TUITION. The cost is paid for through the State of Florida Educational Funding Program. Costs for classroom supplies, uniforms and a yearly activity fee may apply.

ATTENTION: Access Charter School is accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Applicants may apply using the on-line format. Once the application is received a member of the Administrative team will contact you to schedule an interview and request further information. The deadline for the 2020-2021 application is April 15, 2020. DUE to COVID 19 and school closures the application deadline has been extended to May 4, 2020. Applicants applying after the deadline will be added to a waiting list if placement options are not available.