Now Enrolling for Spring 2021

New Student Enrollment

Enrollment is open to Florida students in grades K–12 through age 19. Students age 19 and older may continue their enrollment status to complete their coursework. Students must complete all coursework prior to their 21st birthday. Choose the program that meets your child's educational goals. Our diploma program is optional. Please note that students enrolling in our diploma program must complete a minimum of one full semester with us, and core courses, credits, and grades must be documented on official transcripts.

Steps to Enroll

1 Choose an enrollment option.

2 Send us the required documentation and payment.

3 Watch your inbox for our enrollment confirmation email.

We will attach an attendance recording form to your confirmation email. Please see our Notification FAQs for who you may need to notify of your child's enrollment at Aspiring Heights Academy.

  • Do I have to notify anyone that I am enrolling my child in your school?

    If your child is not enrolled in any Florida home education program, public school, or private school, then you do not need to notify anyone of your educational choice to enroll your child in our school.

    Students enrolled at Aspiring Heights Academy are private school students–not homeschool students as defined in s. 1002.41. You do not send a notice of intent to establish a home education program to your district school superintendent if you enroll your child in our school.

  • Who do I notify if my child is enrolled in a public school?

    If your child is currently enrolled as a public school student, then you will need to withdraw your child from the public school. Your district school will have a form for you to complete. They will ask where your child is going so that they can assign the appropriate withdrawal code. Make sure you specify that your child is (or will be) enrolled in a private school, not a home education program.

    Some schools prefer that parents withdraw their children before enrolling them into another school, some schools prefer that parents withdraw their children after enrolling them into another school, and some schools don't have a preference. In any case, be sure to formally withdraw your child in a timely manner to avoid any potential truancy issues. (See Florida Statute 1003.26)

  • Who do I notify if my child is enrolled in a private school?

    If your child is currently enrolled in another private school, you will need to formally withdraw your child from the other school. Your school may have a particular policy regarding this, but you should only need to provide them with something in writing stating that you are withdrawing your child.

  • Who do I notify if my child is registered as a homeschooler with our district school?

    If you are homeschooling in Florida, that is you sent your district school superintendent a notice of intent to establish a home education program, then you must send them a termination notice, along with your child's annual evaluation, within 30 days of your child's enrollment at Aspiring Heights Academy. Your district school may have a form you can download, or you can download a termination notice here. (The requirement to include your child's annual evaluation with your termination notice was added to s. 1002.41(1)(c) in 2018.)

Enrollment Options

Program FeaturesStandard ProgramHigh School Diploma Program
Grade Eligibility K–12 9–12
Record Keeping Services Yes Yes
FLVS Enrollment Yes Yes
Educator and Student Identification Cards Yes Yes
School Email and Office 365 Education Accounts Yes Yes
High School Diploma   Yes
Official Transcript   Yes
Bright Futures Scholarship Eligibility   Yes

To be eligible for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, students must earn a Florida high school diploma, be registered with the district as a home educated student for the current and prior academic year (typically grades 11 and 12), earn a GED, or earn a diploma from a non-Florida school while living with a parent or guardian who is a Florida resident but on military or public service assignment away from Florida. Please visit https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN for more information.

  • Do high school students have to be enrolled in your High School Diploma Program?

    No. Our High School Diploma Program is optional.

  • Can my child be enrolled in the diploma program at any time?

    Yes. If you're unsure of your student's high school plans, you're welcome to wait. We recommend you follow our graduation requirements in the meantime. Student's enrolled in our diploma program must complete a minimum of one full semester at Aspiring Heights Academy.

  • Do high school students have to take statewide assessments?

    No. Private and home educated students are not required to take Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) or Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) assessments, including End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. Students may want to take EOC assessments if they may enter or return to public school. Learn More

  • Will you need my child's high school transcripts?

    We will only need your child's transcripts if your child is enrolling in our High School Diploma Program. Students enrolled under our Standard Program do not need to submit transcripts. Learn More

  • Will my child receive a diploma?

    Students enrolled in our High School Diploma Program who meet our graduation requirements will receive a high school diploma. Students who are unable to document their core high school coursework on official transcripts may be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. Learn More

  • Will my child be able to participate in a dual enrollment program?

    Probably not. Current dual enrollment laws discriminate against private school students. Public colleges and universities are only required to enter into articulation agreements with private schools in their geographic area, and they can (and do) charge private schools for their students' dual enrollment tuition. However, if your local college will make exceptions, and your child is enrolled in our High School Diploma Program, then he or she may be able to participate in a dual enrollment program. Learn More

  • Do you provide transcripts?

    We maintain and provide transcripts for students enrolled in our High School Diploma Program. Learn More

  • Can we use our own curriculum?

    If your child is in grades 9-12 and is NOT enrolled in our high school diploma program, then you may use any curriculum you choose. Students in our High School Diploma Program must have all core courses, credits and grades documented on official high school transcripts. Students who have high school credits documented on accredited homeschool program transcripts or through homeschool portfolios may be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. Learn More

  • Will my child be accepted into college?

    We cannot guarantee college acceptance. Many colleges and universities require applicants who complete a home education program or graduate from a non-accredited high school to submit portfolios and/or transcripts from their originating sources to be considered for admission. Additionally, the acceptance of diplomas and transcripts from private schools (whether accredited or not) is subject to the requirements of the receiving institution. If you will be enrolling your high school student into our diploma program, we encourage you to reach out to potential colleges to ensure they will accept your child for admission. See our High School Diploma page for more information.

    If you will not be enrolling your high school student into our diploma program, keep in mind that students enrolled at Aspiring Heights Academy are private school students, not home educated students as defined in s. 1002.41. Some colleges require students applying as home educated students to provide district verification that they completed a home education program. Some colleges accept students completing high school under an umbrella school as home educated students, but some do not. Your child may need to earn a GED. We encourage you to reach out to potential colleges to find out what their admission requirements are.

  • Will my child be eligible for a Bright Futures Scholarship?

    Provided specific scholarship eligibility requirements are met, students graduating with an Aspiring Heights Academy diploma are eligible for Bright Futures Scholarships. Learn More

    To be eligible for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, students must earn a Florida high school diploma, be registered with the district as a home educated student for the current and prior academic year (typically grades 11 and 12), earn a GED, or earn a diploma from a non-Florida school while living with a parent or guardian who is a Florida resident but on military or public service assignment away from Florida. Please visit https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN for more information.

Required Documentation

DocumentNotesStandard ProgramHigh School Diploma Program
Enrollment Form
Our New Student Enrollment Form is available as an editable PDF. (Some PDF editors do not save changes, so please be sure to check your form before sending it to us.) * *
Birth Certificate
We only need a photocopy of your child's birth certificate. See the Documentation FAQs below for acceptable alternatives. * *
School Entry Health Examination
The Florida Department of Health and most Florida private healthcare providers issue Form DH 3040, School Entry Health Exam. If you recently moved from another state, your child's examination form may be different. Your child's school-entry health examination form will be accepted as long as it was completed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical examinations in the state in which it was performed. Your child's school-entry health examination must be performed within one year of your child's enrollment date. Your child shall be exempted from this requirement upon written request stating objections to the examination on religious grounds. * *
Proof of Scoliosis Screening
Effective January 1, 2021, parents will be responsible for assuring that their 6th grade students are screened for scoliosis (1003.22 F.S. and F.A.C. 64F-6.003). Scoliosis screenings are typically done during annual physicals, so additional documentation will not be needed if the School Entry Health Exam form provided on enrollment shows that your 6th grader has been recently screened. This requirement will not apply if you have objected to health examinations on religious grounds. *  
Certification of Immunization
All private schools are required to have on file a valid Form DH 680, Certification of Immunization or Form DH 681, Religious Exemption from Immunization. The DH 680 form is completed by Florida county health departments and private healthcare providers. The DH 681 form is issued ONLY by Florida county health departments. If you recently moved to Florida from another state, you must have your child's vaccination history, if any, transferred to the Florida form. No other immunization records can be accepted. We will be able to obtain a copy of your child's immunization certificate for you if it is on file with the immunization registry (Florida Shots). Your child shall be exempted from this requirement upon objection in writing that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with your religious tenets or practices. Please read our article on vaccines and immunizations for more information.  *  *
Proof of Residency
If your child will be taking courses with FLVS, you must provide proof of Florida residency. Please see the Documentation FAQs below or our FLVS page for details.  *  *
High School Transcripts
If you are enrolling your child into our Diploma Program, we need copies of your child's high school transcripts (if any). We do not need official transcripts for enrollment purposes, but we will need them prior to graduation.    *

  • What information do you need for enrollment at your school?

    We need the following:

    • A photocopy of your child's birth certificate;
    • A school-entry health exam dated within one year of your child's enrollment date;
    • A Florida immunization certificate;
    • Proof of residency if your child will be enrolling in courses at FLVS; and
    • An enrollment form.

    Please read through these FAQs and our New Student Enrollment page for more information.

  • I do not have a copy of my child's birth certificate. Will you accept something else?

    If you do not have your child's birth certificate, we will accept one of the following:

    • A duly attested transcript of a certificate of baptism showing the date of birth and place of baptism of your child, accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by you;
    • An insurance policy on your child’s life that has been in force for at least 2 years;
    • A bona fide contemporary religious record of your child’s birth accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by you; or
    • A passport or certificate of arrival in the United States showing the age of your child.

    If you do not have any of the above, and your child was born in Florida, you can request your child's birth record from the Florida Department of Health. If your child was born in a different state, you can find out where to write for vital records at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    If your child's birth certificate was provided to his or her previous school, we can request it from the school with your signed authorization. You must provide your child's birth certificate for Kindergarten entrance.

  • Our children recently had physicals, but we do not have signed school entry health exams. Do they have to be re-examined?

    Certification of a school entry health examination does not have to be documented on DH Form 3040, but the examination must have been performed within one year of their enrollment date. We can accept a signed statement by an authorized professional that indicates the results of the components included in the health examination.

    If your child's health exam was provided to his or her previous school, we can request it from the school with your signed authorization.

  • My child's immunizations were administered in another state. Can I send what I have?

    If you recently moved to Florida from another state, you must have your child's vaccination history transferred to Florida's Form DH 680, Certification of Immunization. This form is completed by Florida county health departments and private healthcare providers. Please read our article on vaccines and immunizations for more information about Florida's immunization requirements.

  • We don't have the required health records. Can we just state that we do not want our children to be examined or immunized?

    Florida law only allows a parent to object to health examinations and immunizations on religious grounds. We have sample religious exemption letters here.

  • If we're educating our children at home, why do you need health records?

    All private schools are required to have this information pursuant to Florida Statute 1003.22.

  • What documents do you accept for proof of residency?

    We accept copies of the following documents for proof of residency. To protect your identity, we recommend that you mail your documents. We will need one document from Group A and one document from Group B. Your documents must be current, dated, and at least one name and the address on both documents must match. You are welcome to block out sensitive information such as your account balance, but your documents must show the date, at least one of the names provided on your enrollment form, and your residential address. You will upload one of the documents below to FLVS as well.

    Group A

    • Utility bill (gas, water, sewage, electric, telephone, or cable)
    • Property tax statement
    • Mortgage statement or mortgage commitment
    • Home purchase contract, including the closing date*
    • Lease/rental agreement or rent receipt with name of lessee and contact information

    Group B

    • Florida driver license
    • Florida state issued ID card
    • Automobile insurance statement
    • Bank account statement
    * If you are providing a copy of your home purchase contract, a copy of the deed must be provided within 60 days of your closing date.

    If your family resides with another person or family, you may complete a Residency Affidavit. We will need one document from Group B from the parent or guardian and one document from Group A from the homeowner or lessor. Residency Affidavits must be completed annually.

    If your family is living outside of Florida due to military service, we will also need a copy of military orders DD2058 or other military document showing that Florida is your home of record or legal residence.

    For extraordinary circumstances, please contact us for approved alternatives.

  • Do you need my child's previous school's records?

    We do not need elementary or middle school records. We only need high school transcripts for students enrolling into our diploma program.

    Some schools want other schools to request their records as a way of verifying that their student has been enrolled somewhere else. If you would like us to request your child's records from his or her previous school (for this reason or any other reason), then please include a Records Request and Authorization form with your enrollment documents.
  • How secure are my children's school records and personal information?

    We take the security of your and your children's personal information seriously. Our students' permanent school records are stored in locked, fire-proof file cabinets, and documents containing obsolete personal information are shredded and destroyed. Digital records are kept offline on password protected drives. We do not use outside sources or third party services (e.g.; Google's services or cloud storage) to store personal information, and we do not share our students' records unless required by law without explicit parental/guardian or student consent.

Due to the sensitive information contained in the required documents, we recommend you to mail them to us for your privacy. (Be sure to keep a copy of everything you send for your records.) You may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your documents if you are able to scan them, but screen shots, scans, and photos taken with a mobile device will not be accepted. The Florida Department of Health asks that we obtain your children's original health records, so, if you do chose to email your documents, please mail those to us as well. Attendance records and future enrollment forms may be mailed or emailed.

Enrollments are processed Monday through Friday within three business days of receipt of the required documentation and payment. Expedited services (same day and Saturday enrollments) are available for an additional fee.

Enrollment Fees and Payment Options

The fee for enrollment into our Standard Program is $45 on initial entrance. The fee for enrollment into our High School Diploma Program depends on the student's grade level at the time of initial entrance (see below). Subsequent enrollments are $35 for students enrolled in our Standard Program and $110 for students enrolled in our High School Diploma Program. Fees are payable at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable.

We accept:

  • Cash (in person) and checks and money orders payable to Aspiring Heights Academy.
  • Credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal balance payments. (We use PayPal to process these transactions. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this service.)

Payments may be mailed together with your enrollment documents or sent via PayPal using the Pay Now buttons below. If you are enrolling more than one child under the same program and are paying by PayPal, please pay the enrollment fees in a single payment. (You can change the quantity after you are directed to PayPal's payment page.) Expedited service fees must be paid separately from enrollment fees if you are paying with PayPal.

Standard Program Entrance
All Grade Levels: $45
High School Diploma Program Entrance
Grade 09: $120
Grade 10: $195
Grade 11: $270
Grade 12: $345
Aspiring Heights Academy
PO Box 1041
Englewood, FL 34295
(941) 623-6782
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Fri: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed
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