How to Apply

 
 
Tour Registration can be found here.
Our official Application can be found here.
 

A tour is mandatory for application. If you already have secured your tour date, you may note it on your application form. We will verify attendance.

 

Prospective Students from the community will need to complete the following application steps to be entered in the admission lottery:
1. Prospective student and parent(s) must participate in informational session (in-person or Google Meet). 
2. Complete an online application form. Deadline is February 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM.
3. Submit a letter of recommendation from a current teacher or administrator.
4. A letter of interest, written by the student.
5. If accepted, attend the Arts Elective Showcase in the spring (Date TBA).
*Your letter of recommendation and letter of interest may be delivered in-person OR emailed as one attachment to [email protected] Please title the email with your student's full name and 22-23 Grade Level.
 
How to Apply
All applications submitted within the Open Application period will have an equal opportunity for selection, regardless of when the applications are submitted on the first day or the last day of the Open Application period.  
 
Please contact our school office at 941-462-4001 and/or email our Choice Coordinator, Ms. Dudley Leigh with any questions: [email protected]
 
Be sure to check out our "All About Us" video, explore our website, and our brochures (at the bottom of this page).

Lottery Details
If the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building, all eligible applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a random selection process that complies with Florida law. The lottery will create a primary list of students and the initial waiting list from the students who have applied. Numbers will be randomly chosen to decide which students will be accepted into the school openings in each class offered. 
 
Choice Confirmation
All students who are granted acceptance will be notified, sent paperwork, and will be required to submit the paperwork within 14 days.  If the paperwork is not received within the deadline date, the next student on the waiting list will be granted that position.  If you have questions regarding the paperwork, please call Mrs. Maria Hannaseck, RMA’s registrar at 941-462-4001 extension 1103.
 
Required Documents to Finalize Registration and Enrollment
Once we have received your verbal or email confirmation accepting choice placement at Rowlett Middle Academy, the following Registration and Enrollment paperwork will be requested and required to be submitted within the deadline posted on your RMA acceptance letter:
1.     Enrollment form, RMA parent and student contract, and commitment form
2.    Parent valid driver’s license/State of Florida issued ID card (for identification purposes only)
3.    One of the following; a current Mortgage statement, rental agreement, or utility bill
4.    Student’s Birth certificate
5.    Student Immunization record and health physical
6.    Prior middle school courses and grades if applying for 7th or 8th grade
7.    Student Social Security documentation
8.    Court Custody documents if applicable

Note: if you are living with a family and you are not the homeowner, you will need to complete and provide a Homeowners’ Acknowledgement of Residency (a statement/letter from the person you are currently residing with affirming this fact).
 
Controlled Open Enrollment
Florida has an open borders policy. Controlled Open Enrollment allows a parent from any school district in the state 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. 
 
For more information, please visit FL DOE’s website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/other-school-choice-options/controlled-open-enrollment.stml.
 
School Capacity: 670
 
Student Capacity by Grade Level
Below is our student capacity/seat availability, by grade level, as of December 20, 2022. We are required to update this information every 12 weeks --please note that the capacity number may change during the 12-week period as family members may withdraw or new families apply. We suggest you apply if you are interested to be added to the school's waiting list and/or reach out to our school’s registrar for the status.
 

Grade Level

Available Seats

6

0

7

0

8

0

 
 
Open Choice Application Window has closed for the 22-23 school year. However, applications for our middle academy are continuously accepted through our online application system for our waiting list after the “School Choice” window has closed.