SouthTech Academy: Grades 9-12
SouthTech Academy accepts applications on a rolling basis.
SouthTech Preparatory Academy: Grades 6-8
At this time we are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students entering grades 6th-8th. Our mission is to graduate students prepared to matriculate into a career academy program of study which will prepare them for work, higher education, and productive citizenship.
Students must apply for admission to SouthTech Prep and will be selected based on a review of the students’ academic, attendance, and discipline records. Students are expected to have:
- a minimum of a “C” average in the core content areas;
- absences totaling no more than 10 for the previous year;
- no more than five discipline referrals for non-violent actions, one violent action referral, or a combination of five total referrals, of which only one may be a violent referral.
- Students should have achieved a Level 2 on FSA or equivalent benchmark tests in reading, math, and science.
The School Administration reserves the right to waive any or all of these requirements in light of extenuating circumstances; however, in such cases the student and parents/guardians must enter into a performance contract with the school that commits to withdrawal of the student from the school if he/she does not fulfill the conditions of the agreement. Based upon this premise, a careful review of student records and all other entry requirements as set forth in the Palm Beach County School District’s Middle School Progression Plan, the student will be accepted into the SouthTech Program.
Enrollment Policy is as follows:
South Tech Preparatory Academy, Inc. is a Charter School and therefore operates as a choice school, recruiting and enrolling students throughout the school year. Students served by this school are those who are, or whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are, residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, or other districts with whom inter-district agreements exist. Eligible students who submit a timely application shall be enrolled unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In accordance with F.S. 1002.33, the charter school will give enrollment preference to students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the charter school, students who are the children of a member of the Governing Board of the charter school, and students who are the children of an employee of the charter school. If eligible applicants exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building, a random lottery will be conducted. The lottery will assure that all eligible students who submitted timely applications have a fair and equal chance of selection into the program. All lottery participants not selected will be placed on a waiting list for priority placement into any vacancies that might occur. A timely application will be considered if received prior to a stated deadline of March first of the year preceding attendance. Applicants for programs that have not exceeded capacity by the stated deadline will automatically be placed in the program of choice if otherwise qualified. Subsequent eligible applicants will be placed in programs on a first-come, first-served basis. All students applying before the stated deadline will be notified of selection status no later than the first week of April. Students applying after the stated deadline will be notified of selection status in a timely manner of four to six weeks after receipt of the application and support documents. Students withdrawn for any reason must repeat the application and approval process before readmission.