Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year (VPK thru 5th Grade)
All lottery and wait list applications must be submitted online. Applications will not be taken over the phone, via email, nor in person. Children entering VPK must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023. Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023.
OACS Lottery Application -Lottery applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted January 5 through February 28, 2023 for VPK thru 5th grade. The lottery link will open on January 5, 2023.
OACS Wait List Application - Currently open for the 2022-2023 school year. You may submit an application for our wait list. The wait list will open on March 1 each year. Applicants are placed on the wait list in date submission order, priority grouping is considered. You will receive an email confirmation from our Registrar with your wait list position within 10-15 school days from submission date. The wait list is for the current school year only, it does not roll over from year to year.
How does the lottery and wait list work?
Each school year we use a lottery system for enrollment of new students in VPK through 5th grade. We have an Open Enrollment period where families new to OACS can be placed on the lottery list for the upcoming school year. The following priority order is used in the lottery: Oakland residents/OACS siblings, Town of Oakland municipal employees, Non-Oakland Orange/Lake County residents, and other Florida residents. This is a lottery draw, it is not first come, first served. Oakland residents are required to submit proof of residency prior to the lottery.
The lottery is held in March and by the end of March all families will be contacted via email with the results. Children in the lottery will either be offered an enrollment opportunity or issued a wait list number. Our wait list stays active throughout the school year and does not roll over from year to year. After the lottery window closes you may complete the wait list application above to be placed on the wait list.
Based on past enrollment trends, we anticipate having the following seats available per grade level at the time of the lottery:
58 in VPK, 20 in Kindergarten, and in Grades 1 through 5, 1 to 3 seats per grade level. Current school capacity is 592 students (VPK-5th).
Lottery and enrollment questions should be directed to our registrar, Donna Bailey, or at 407-877-2039 ext. 2501.