APPLY NOW: Lottery Application for 2024-25 school year is Now Open!

If you're seeking an educational institution tailored to your needs, The College of the Florida Keys Academy is the ideal destination for you. The CFK Academy was established to offer academic acceleration, with a strong emphasis on STEM subjects, preparing you for success in any college pathway you decide to follow!


2024-2025 School Year

Thank you for your interest in the CFK Academy.  The lottery application is now open for the 2024-2025 school year. If you would like a tour of the campus or have questions, please contact Mrs. Hernandez 305.292.2400. Lottery application deadline is February 27. Lottery scheduled for February 29. 

Admission of Students

As per Section 1002.33, Florida Statutes a lottery will be conducted at each grade level to select students for enrollment when the number of applications exceeds capacity. All lotteries will be conducted in a manner that ensures each eligible student receives an equal chance of being selected. Applicants will be selected in random order until all applications have been addressed or placed on a waiting list. In order of selection (with consideration of any applicable preference), applicants will be offered admission until all seats have been filled. The remaining student’s names will be placed on an ordered waiting list in which their name was selected.

Pursuant to s. 1002.33(10)(d), F.S., CFK Academy will give enrollment preference to the following populations:

  • Currently enrolled students.
  • Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the charter school.
  • Students who are the children of employees of the College of the Florida Keys.
  • Students who attended or are assigned to failing schools pursuant to s. 1002.38(2).

The Principal shall develop an enrollment schedule each year to establish the enrollment deadlines. The initial student selection lottery will be conducted in the spring prior to the opening of the school year. The initial enrollment window must be at least 60 days and be advertised on the CFK Academy website and through other methods allowed for within the budget.

After the initial enrollment period, the Principal shall establish a regular schedule for the random selection of applications, and post this along with the enrollment schedule. The deadlines and process shall be clearly explained on the CFK Academy’s website.