Admission Policies and Procedures
The Ocean Studies Charter School is a not-for profit 501-c3 corporation chartered by the School Board to provide public education to all eligible-aged students of Monroe County. Children must present a certificate of immunization for those communicable diseases required by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and evidence of a health exam, except as provided by statute (Ocean Studies honors each family’s right to obtain a Religious Exemption). OSCS is a charter public school serving students and families of the Upper Keys and is open to all eligible children subject to space and staff availability. The school admits students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, income level, disabling conditions or proficiency in the English language.
Families of eligible children must be willing to make a commitment to their child’s education. Commitment to the OSCS mission and educational philosophy manifests itself in the signing of the OSCS Commitment Contract.
Students would be selected for enrollment in one of two ways. If the number of students applying for enrollment does not exceed the number of places available in a given grade, all students applying will be admitted. If the number of students applying for admission exceeds the number of places available in a given grade, the students admitted would be chosen through a lottery process. The lottery process includes determining a wait list for those students who did not get in but would still like to attend The Ocean Studies Charter School. Exceptions include but are not limited to siblings and staff children.
All families are encouraged to view our student handbook.
Download the '19-'20 Student Handbook here!