Admissions 2022-23 School Year for Kindergarten through Second Grade
The lottery for the 2022-23 school year was run on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 4:00 PM. All applicants not selected the day of the random lottery created the start of the wait list that will be used to fill any vacancies up through the end of the 3rd quarter of the 2022-23 school year.
Parents may still add their student(s) to the wait list for the 22-23 school year via the Lotterease system – see instructions in the Frequently Asked Questions document linked below for details.
Dr. Kiran C. Patel Elementary School uses the Lotterease system to manage our enrollment lottery, waiting list, and notification process regarding enrollment.
Please click on the Lotterease links below to create a parent account, add your student to the lottery/waiting list, or view the applicant list for any grade. With this system you can apply for the lottery and/or waiting list, check the results of the enrollment lottery, or view your current wait list position.
Florida State Statute Enrollment Guidelines for Charter Schools:
Dr. Kiran C. Patel Elementary School is a Hillsborough County Public Charter School of Choice governed by Florida State Statutes 1002.31 and 1002.33 with regards to enrollment guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: These eligible student enrollment guidelines can change at any time by Patel Institute for Innovation, Inc. or by Florida State Statute.
Excerpt from FSS 1002.31: Controlled open enrollment; Public school parental choice:
(2)(a) Beginning by the 2017-2018 school year, as part of a school district’s or charter school’s controlled open enrollment process, and in addition to the existing public school choice programs provided in s. 1002.20(6)(a), each district school board or charter school shall allow a parent from any school district in the state whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension to enroll his or her child in and transport his or her child to any public school, including charter schools, that has not reached capacity in the district, subject to the maximum class size pursuant to s. 1003.03 and s. 1, Art. IX of the State Constitution. The school district or charter school shall accept the student, pursuant to that school district’s or charter school’s controlled open enrollment process, and report the student for purposes of the school district’s or charter school’s funding pursuant to the Florida Education Finance Program. A school district or charter school may provide transportation to students described under this section.
(c) Each district school board must provide preferential treatment in its controlled open enrollment process to all of the following:
1. Dependent children of active-duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders.
2. Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone.
3. Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
4. Students residing in the school district.
Excerpt from 1002.33 Charter schools:
(10) ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.—
(b) The charter school shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In such case, all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a random selection process.
(d) A charter school may give enrollment preference to the following student populations: (Please note, there are 7 student populations listed in the statute. Per Dr. Kiran C. Patel Elementary School Policy, we give enrollment preference to #1, 2, 3, & 7)
1. Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the charter school.
2. Students who are the children of a member of the governing board of the charter school.
3. Students who are the children of an employee of the charter school.
7. Students who attended or are assigned to failing schools pursuant to s. 1002.38(2).