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.
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.)
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|Record Keeping Services|
|Educator and Student Identification Cards|
|School Email and Office 365 Education Accounts|
|High School Diploma|
|Bright Futures Scholarship Eligibility|
|* Students enrolled in our High School Diploma Program must complete a minimum of one full semester at Aspiring Heights Academy. All core coursework must be documented on official school transcripts.|
To be eligible for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, students must earn a high school diploma from a Florida public or private school, be in a home education program for grades 11 and 12, or earn a GED. Please visit https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN for more information.
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Our New Student Enrollment Form is available as an editable PDF.
We only need a photocopy of your child's birth certificate. See our Documentation FAQs (link 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.
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. 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.
High School Transcripts
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.
To ensure your child is on path to graduate, please include a course plan for his or her current or upcoming grade.
- 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 valid immunization certificate; 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.
- 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.
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.
Checks and Money Orders Payable to Aspiring Heights Academy
PayPal (Credit cards, Debit Cards, and PayPal Balance Payments) (You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this option.)
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.