Admissions to San Jose Prep

Thank you for considering San Jose Prep for the educational needs of your family. Our goal is to ensure students are college and career ready. We are committed to getting to know each student and look forward to building personal relationships so that we can foster individual strengths and abilities.

If you would like additional information about our school, please join us for one of our live online information sessions or one of our school tours. Information about these can be found here:


-The Administration, Faculty, and Staff

San Jose Prep provides a unique environment which emphasizes high academic achievement through the use of state of the art technology and innovative but proven educational methods. We prepare students to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market.

Our curriculum is geared towards college and career preparation starting in middle school. Middle school students have the opportunity to earn high school credit in several courses. Our middle school students also have the opportunity to enter our pre-early college program in which they can earn college credits. This rigorous curriculum prepares them for our high school college and career track. 

San Jose Prep has a partnership with the College Board, allowing us to offer Pre-AP courses, AP courses, and the AP Capstone Diploma. Our high school program begins with our 9th grade Pre-AP program sponsored by The College Board in which Freshmen take 4 pre-AP classes as well as CTE electives that can lead to industry certifications. At San Jose Prep, all high school coursework is honors, AP or Dual Enrollment

As early as 10th grade, students may begin taking AP courses. By 11th and 12th grade, the majority of coursework is AP and Dual Enrollment. This allows students to maximize the potential for earning college credit. San Jose Prep students also have the opportunity to earn their A.A. college degree through FSCJ and Doral College through the successful completion of AP and Dual Enrollment coursework. 

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, San Jose Prep high school students will also have the opportunity to join one of our career academies. Our career academies allow students to explore a career area of interest and eventually earn industry certifications alongside their college preparatory coursework. 


San Jose Prep is a publicly funded Jacksonville charter school. There is no tuition charged to attend a charter school. Charter schools are funded based on the per-student allocation provide by each state or district. On occasion we may ask for parents to contribute money to cover the cost of field trips or a unique classroom experience.

Not necessarily. In the event that the demand exceeds the seats available, San Jose Prep will conduct a random lottery to determine who is able to enroll.

Florida law requires charter schools to admit students via a random selection process or lottery when the number of applications exceeds capacity. Enrollment is open on a first come, first-serve basis, until the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the program, class, grade level or building. Once capacity has been reached, students wishing to enroll will be subject to a lottery selection per Florida Statutes. Prior to conducting a lottery, enrollment preference may be given 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,
  • students who are the children of an employee of the charter school,
  • students who have been in a Pre-K program in The Padawan Academy and/or who have siblings of The Padawan Academy and,
  • students who are the children of active-duty members of any branch of the armed forces.

Should a lottery be necessary San Jose Primary will publish the dates of the upcoming lottery. The lottery will be conducted randomly and electronically. Families of students on the waitlist will be notified within 48 business hours of the lottery as to whether their student was randomly chosen for a spot based on the lottery or whether they remain on the waitlist. The school will continue to fill spots, as they become available, from the students who are on the waitlist. New applications will be added to the bottom of the waitlist.