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Important Application Notes

  1. The application must be complete by CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 1, 2021.
  2. Dear Parents & Guardians, THE NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW WILL OPEN ON JUNE 1, 2021 Thank you for your interest in the specialized educational programs offered by Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology a "No-Tuition Public Charter Middle School" sponsored by the Hernando County School District. The Hernando County School District is the Local Education Agency (LEA) that sponsors all of the public schools in the county. However, our charter school has a separate governing board responsible for running the schools and thus the specialized enrollment process outlined below. The Application window for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, June 1, 2020 and END on Friday, January 1, 2021 (5:00PM) Pre-Application Deadline Message: Your online pre-application form MUST be completed no later than Friday, January 1, 2021 (5:00PM) to be considered for the 2021-2022 school year, pleas note that this is NOT the full application, please read the paragraphs below to learn more about the tiered application deadlines. Enrollment Communication: Please send all enrollment correspondence to the following e-mail address:; We will send all enrollment communication to the e-mail address that you used when you filled out your preapplication. If you change your e-mail address, you will need to submit a NEW pre-application before the deadline. Tiered Application Deadlines: Applicants that have submitted an online pre-application during the above six(6)-month application window will be considered for the 2021-2022 school year lottery, provided: 1. they LOG-IN before Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and 2. complete the ENTIRE application by Friday, January 22, 2021 3. attend the MANDATORY pre-application workshop meeting at a time and date that we will announce. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR LOGIN PASSWORD VIA EMAIL BY JANUARY 1, 2021, PLEASE NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY (ENROLLMENT@GULFCOASTACADEMY.ORG) All applicants will receive a password through the e-mail account used during registration by Friday, January 1, 2021, NO NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Friday, January 1, 2021 (5:00)PM. If you do not receive your log in password it is imperative that you contact this office ( so that we may verify your pre-application status. SPECIAL NOTE: If you are applying for the CURRENT - 2020-2021 school year please be advised that we can only offer you waiting list status at this time. You will be contacted if a space becomes available. Please be sure to select the correct school year when applying. Respectfully, The GCA Enrollment Team
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